GUN so conflicted

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  1. hsmith

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    should i spend $300 to buy all the reloading equipment i need to reload 45acp

    or should i spend $300 to buy magazines high capacity :o

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    $300 does not buy you all the reloading equipment you need. That is unless you got a buddy giving you a screaming deal on used stuff.
     
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    :big grin: yar and his big blue budget

    Seriously though, reload. What good are mags with nothing to feed?
     
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    Dillon Whore = Yar
     
  5. hsmith

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    i am going for soy's 50cal box reloading setup for the time being until i get a good grasp on reloading. i will be going for a dillion once i get a place to mount it and get comfortable :hs:

    i'd go for a 550, but i have nowhere to mount it.
     
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    Don't give me that about having limited space. my little brother set up his 550 in his closet on a 2x2 machine table he bought at Harbor Freight...

    You can pick the entire thing up and set it up in the living room.

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  7. hsmith

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    you are trying to tempt me :squint: :o

    work is sending me to SF next month for Oracle World, I am going to pocket my $60/day per diem and spend it on reloading :o
     
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    Here goes the old school player in me...

    "Don't cheat yourself, treat yourself. Your man ain't gotta know..." lol

    :naughty:

    DO EEEEEEEEET!
     
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    is the 550 hard for a beginner to get good with?

    local shop has them for as much as they cost from dillion shipped, so i can have one tomorrow if i wanted :o
     
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    There will be a learning curve for any reloader you buy. The difference in a single stage and that of a progressive is not significant enough to warrant starting with a single stage first. As with action shooting, go slow, your speed will build as you get more comfortable. I expect you will make about 150-200 rounds at first, won't be long till your at full production doing 400+ an hour with no effort.

    as long as you are not a complete idiot, you will be okay. Be somewhat mechanically incline you'll be okay. I am here and will be more than happy to help you along the way, there will be lots of questions at first, trust me, if my little ADD brother can do it, you will be just fine. I helped him set everything up over the phone, and he bought his used, so it was even more complicated because some of his gear was OLD.

    Take pics of your issues, it would be good training material for the group all around.

    Dillon requires all distributors to sell at a fixed rate.
     
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    i guess i'll attach it to a wooden base i can clamp to a table i guess :dunno:
     
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    Do you have a harbour freight near by? My brother bought that table that's rated for 1000 lbs for $15. You'll need to replace the top for a 1" thick piece of actual wood.

    Stack some weight to the bottom of it and reload on a flat surface you your good.
     

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