GUN did my first step toward handloading.

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  1. 70Machwon

    70Machwon New Member

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    I bought a Lee aniversary kit w/ master reloading manual thing that comes with it.:bigthumb:.

    I also got a dial caliper, and a nosler book as well to start off. When the gun show comes to teh cow palace next weekend im going to try and find dies and a lee case trimmer for a lower price.

    But im excited, the stuff should be here next week around wed. WOO HOO, i got some reading to do.


    and thanks to everyone here with all the suggestions. I am a member on Accuratereloading =.com (P.T. is my display name) But i will definatly be asking questions here.
     
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    what caliber?
     
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    .35 rem. Then eventually 30-06, 7mm (for my friend, but only after im comfortable with teh process) and possible .357 revolver ammo.
     
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    Good choice, the Nosler manual is by far the most interesting and well written manual around, I still thumb through mine about once a week just looking at random things. Since you bought the manual, do you plan on shooting Partitions in your .35?


    and if you want a cheap case trimmer, just buy one of the lee caliber specific models. They're only about $5 per caliber, plus the one time purchase $5 cutter, so it's alot cheaper than buying a $50 universal model if you don't plan on reloading alot of calibers.

    And if you really have questions, I'd ask on AR first, there's a frightening amount of experience over there :o
     
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    OH i know AR is great. They are just a bit slow to respond. And i will be getting the Lee trimmer if this guy at work doesnt have a hookup with something that may be better.

    Sorry, but what do you mean by Partitions?
     
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    Partitions are a Nosler bullet, and it's the only .35 they make that suitable for use in a tube magazine, like your lever gun has. I just asked because you bought the Nosler manual :o Great bullet though.
     
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    haha, i havnt got the manual yet, its being shipped with teh other stuff. Most likely i will give the Partitions a try. I have heard NOTHING but good things about nosler, and the gun guru and local handloader (since he was around 18) recommends them, along with AR, so I got the manual.
     
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    It didn't occur to me that you don't have the manual yet. :rofl:


    but yeah, Nosler makes great bullets, Partitions are fucking pricey though, I'm considering switching to something cheaper once I use all mine up :o
     
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    yea, i have some shopping to do for sure. I need to assemble all my stuff and read up, then start buying powders and bullets.

    How did you like the partitions, and what gun did you shoot them out of.
     
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    I need to get a custom one from Lee too. They dont regularly stock the .35 rem to my suprise. At least it wasnt on Midway.
     
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    For deer I use 100grn. .243 Partitions out of my A-Bolt, I like them so far. This year is the first year I've actually had the chance to hunt with them, and I killed a 6 point with two shots, first shot wasn't that great (100% my fault) and broke the shoulder, second went through the neck/spine and dropped it. They group well too, I can put 3 shoots in under and inch, which is good enough to hit the 6-8" vitals on a deer. I'm sure I could get them to shoot better if I tried, but like I said, they're fairly expensive and I'm lazy. :o

    I've had great luck with the 70grn. .243 Nosler Ballistic tips too, so far they're very accurate, especially considering how slow the twist is in my rifle.
     
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    It's listed on Lee's website, so you're in luck, a custom one runs about $20.
     
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    sweet. Thanks, im going to teh SF (though not in SF) gun show here next week and i want to see what is there.

    What dies do you recommend. I have heard RCBS, and one more manufacturer that starts with an R.
     
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    I use Redding Dies, I prefer the adjustment on them to RCBS or Lee, but there's really nothing wrong with any of them.
     
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    :bigthumb: don't think the kit comes with a puller thats something else to look into getting, can gettem pretty cheap, maybe also upgrade the scale.
     
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    Very cool. Soon enough ill be able to post my results. I need to work on my grouping period, but .35 isnt too uncommen here, but it is kinda uncommen and expensive. So i cant wait load. Patience is a must though, that much ive learned extensivly around here.
     
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    i remember you mentioning the puller, got a link to one?

    Also what scale, at a decent price, do you recommend.
     
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    Good thinking, I've had to pull quite a few differents loads, but thankfully I've only had to pull one single round due to a fuck up. :hs:

    I love my Hornady Cam-Lock, 10x easier to use and doesn't deform the tips like my damn kinetic one. Only downside is that you have to buy caliber specific collets.
     
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    No experience with this particular one but its cheap, and kinetic ones all work the same way.
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...te=various&rid=7510101020603&_requestid=78476

    I'll let somone else answer the scale the question, I got a couple cheapy ones and a more expensive electronic one, I'm not upto date on the newer lower costing scales as far as whats good. :dunno:
     
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    ok got it. Ill add those to the list of things to look for at the gun show/ things to order.:bigthumb:
     
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    I got a kinetic dont need to use it often, just there just in case :o Depends on the type of bullet too my kinetic only fucks up the softer ones.
     
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    I use a good bit of lead tipped bullets for myself and my dad, so the kinetic usually mangles them if I ever need it. The only time I ever really used it was during load development to take apart test loads, now that I've got everything down I hardly use either of them.
     

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