Good starter reloading kit - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 541
Back To Top
Good starter reloading kit

Hey guys looking to get into reloading justq wondering if anyone has any advice on a good starter kit and if there is anything else that is helpful to have to that usually doesn't come in a kit.

Oh yeah I am looking to reload both rifle and pistol shells.

If an inline is just like a flintlock why don't you get a flintlock so you can hunt more seasons?
goalscorer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 07:54 PM
The Man
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: SW PA/WV Panhandle
Posts: 5,643
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

I've always used mostly RCBS stuff but the Hornady Lock and Load kit is hard to beat especially with the 500 free bullet offer!!

Instagram : @The_Trailcamologist_
Trailcamologist is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 08:11 PM
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: perry county
Posts: 850
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

rcbs went the china route.i vote for hornady now
jim stemler is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Etters PA
Posts: 107
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

Redding is USA made.
Jeff Knight is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-15-2010, 10:12 PM
The Man
 
hunt/fish365's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Turbotville
Posts: 6,212
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

Depends on what you want to spend really. I personally have a lyman. Works fine.

Most people I know use RCBS. They work just fine too. I do know a couple people that bought LEE kits, and for the most part they work fine too. Just don't bother with that worthless scale they send with the kit.

In all reallity most kits have differences in what is supplied. The basic kits are just that. Basic. Most will require to buy something that is needed other than dies. The higher end kits per brand tend to come with everything under the sun. Some of wich isn't really required.

The things I found to be lacking in almost all kits is a set of calipers. They are a must. I bout mine at midway for $20.

I also like to have more than one reloading manual. Sure there is a lot of good info online, but when you are at the bench I don't want to bother getting online to see if I can find something. I like to choose manuals from a bullet manufacturer that I use the most oftern. I should note that I've found some great sites online, and printed off data for all the calibers I reload for.

Venison - The other fast food
hunt/fish365 is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lebanon, PA
Posts: 541
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

Is it possible to get a decent setup up for under 300 bills?

If an inline is just like a flintlock why don't you get a flintlock so you can hunt more seasons?
goalscorer is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 12:58 AM
The Man
 
Buckshot1822's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Clearfield County (2G)
Posts: 5,786
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

Go with RCBS or Redding.......

Cabelas has the RCBS Rockchucker kit for about 250 now......I think that is because RCBS has a mail in rebate right now if you spend over $300 so I assume Cabelas just removed the hassle of the rebate.........

So you could probably get it elsewhere and send in the rebate as well I believe.....
Cabelas Link

"Most people miss opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls, and looks like hard work"
Buckshot1822 is online now  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 04:50 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NC PA
Posts: 1,344
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

I know RCBS has great customer service, they replaced my 30-06 dies that my grandfather bought decades ago for free, and I still use the press he bought decades ago.

Internet quotes are great, but most are untrue. "Thomas Jefferson"
puma4440 is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-16-2010, 02:59 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA 2B
Posts: 3,364
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

and I have a Lee kit. Lee customer service has been "no questions asked" so far. I buggered up a die, they replaced it and sent it back right away. I broke a decapping rod for a lee loader. they didn't want the old one back, and sent me 2 new ones. No questions asked. Lee stands behind their equipment.

Feral Cats are God's version of Ballistic Gelatin. - anonymous from another forum
jayd4wg is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 12:24 AM
The Man
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Md.
Posts: 5,661
Back To Top
Re: Good starter reloading kit

Start with the rcbs rockchucker kit very tough and can size any case. then there power station is 109.00 with free shipping (cabelas ) when you start buying dies go redding i like better and there less money. i wouldnt jump on the power scales and powder measure wagon though.
outofstater is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome