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  • Reaper277

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    I'm finally looking at reloading equipment after years of thinking about it, I'm on a tight budget for now, but I want to start picking up a little at a time, I'm curious as to what would be the first item I should think about buying? I was thinking I should get a case tumbler so at least I can clean all the brass I pick up at the range and what not.

    I cant afford a Dillion progressive anytime soon so when I get a press I'm prob going to be looking at a rock chucker or something along those lines.

    I plan to mostly reload 300blk to start with, but will add 556 and pistol cals later down the line
    thanks in advance!
     

    Dawico

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    Lee makes good stuff for the price. Get one of their single stage press kits and you are half way there. Stick with the full O frame and it will last you forever.
     

    rushthezeppelin

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    If you don't mind doing a few tweaks here and there to get it running like a top, the Lee Pro 1000 is a great way to get some speed going on your reloads while still staying on the cheap. Mine runs like a freaking champ with only a few minor annoyances on 223, really just problems with the case feed system and the priming system but they are minor and don't really slow me down. With 9mm I have no qualms whatsoever, it blows through my W231/HP38 like nobodies business.
     

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    If you don't mind doing a few tweaks here and there to get it running like a top, the Lee Pro 1000 is a great way to get some speed going on your reloads while still staying on the cheap. Mine runs like a freaking champ with only a few minor annoyances on 223, really just problems with the case feed system and the priming system but they are minor and don't really slow me down. With 9mm I have no qualms whatsoever, it blows through my W231/HP38 like nobodies business.

    yeah, if you hand prime your cases before hand and remove the decapper from your resizer, you can run the crap out of a Pro 1000, especially straight wall pistol
     

    Reaper277

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    Good to know, I was thinking of going single stage to start since I'm starting with a rifle round. I have zero equipment as of right now, if I can't buy the kit and would like to buy a part here and there what would be the best order to start picking up parts
     

    Vaquero

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    Good to know, I was thinking of going single stage to start since I'm starting with a rifle round. I have zero equipment as of right now, if I can't buy the kit and would like to buy a part here and there what would be the best order to start picking up parts

    Books. Reloading manuals are the best investment, imho.
     

    benenglish

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    Mods ought to combine the multiple threads on this topic, edit for on-topic posts only, and make it a sticky.
     
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