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Old 12-07-2009, 05:18   #1
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Please help.

Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:01   #2
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Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.

You can find a lot of good info in the stickies at the top of this forum. Also the search button is a good friend to have...


http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1027887
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Old 12-07-2009, 08:56   #3
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Around $250 -$300 gets you the starter setup with a LCT and parts listed in the Sticky.
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Old 12-07-2009, 09:05   #4
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Thanks guys, I'll be sure to check out the sticky in detail.
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Old 12-07-2009, 11:45   #5
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Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.
The least expensive way to get into reloading is to pick up a Lee Loader.

http://www.leeprecision.com/html/cat...leeloader.html


They cost about $25.00. My son bought a Taurus Judge, and I picked up a Lee Loader for him. All you need is the loader and a wooden or rubber hammer, powder, primers and bullets. It's easy to store, portable, and good for loading small quantities of ammo. He got good enough to sit down and load 50 rounds in less than an hour. Take a look on YouTube, there are some good videos showing the method. It's easier than it looks!
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Old 12-07-2009, 13:59   #6
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here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
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Old 12-07-2009, 14:02   #7
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Old 12-07-2009, 15:57   #8
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here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
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Are you serious? I can't believe you would do that for me. You're so kind. I would love to receive this! By the way, I don't know if I will be here on the first, because I will be in Los Angeles. Where are you in Socal? Maybe it would be easier for you to bring it to me there.

Please PM me.
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Old 12-07-2009, 16:19   #9
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Are you serious? I can't believe you would do that for me. You're so kind. I would love to receive this! By the way, I don't know if I will be here on the first, because I will be in Los Angeles. Where are you in Socal? Maybe it would be easier for you to bring it to me there.

Please PM me.
yes, i am serious, tell you what, i will put off my trip north til after the 1st and will bring the items to you when you get down here. i am in the Santa Clarita Valencia area up by Magic Mountain. i also have some 9mm brass that i also can give you, maybe a scale too it's an old Redding one that goes to 325 grains. i'll look around to see what else i can find to get you going. check your pm, i sent you my phone number. i'll clean up the press for you. PM sent
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Here are the dies and scale that go with this deal...."Merry Christmas"
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Old 12-07-2009, 20:17   #10
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Nice offer Rick. Long time no see. How have you been. Good to see you posting.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:07   #11
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yes, i am serious,
Hell of a thing to do man... I hope it's appreciated on the other hand, and the setup gets lots of good use.
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hell of a thing to do man... I hope it's appreciated on the other hand, and the setup gets lots of good use.

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Old 12-08-2009, 12:26   #13
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Old 12-08-2009, 13:31   #14
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Nice offer Rick. Long time no see. How have you been. Good to see you posting.
thanks Rusty, been doing ok considering. just trying to help Glockster get into reloading. this stuff been sitting around for years might as well put it to good use and help a new shooter. besides, it' Christmas........ hope everything is well with you...by the way......."MERRY CHRISTMAS"

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Old 12-10-2009, 20:03   #15
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Now that's a great CHRISTmas present!!!! Way to go!!
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Old 12-10-2009, 20:25   #16
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Awesome Rick. I am sure you have just made a reloader for life. The only bad thing is that means less brass to scrounge for the rest of us.
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Wow, lots of good karma here! The shooting world needs this kind of kindness if we are gonna preserve it.
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Old 12-11-2009, 05:56   #18
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Rick is such a great guy. Thanks again for the kindness!
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Old 12-11-2009, 19:25   #19
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Start Up Reloading Package Part 1

so taking a Lee Pro 1000 and making it into a Turret is not that simple. the support poles on the 1000 are longer being that it uses a shell carrier which also contains the shell plate indexer and it is thicker so the longer poles. so being a man of my word i canilblized my old Lee turret press which i have just been using to decap brass, and transfered most of the parts needed to make the switch to a turret. so Glockster here are some photo's of what i can give you. i set the sizer die and set the case flare in the powder station.so you are ready to start loading 9mm. all you will need is powder,primers, and bullets. and to use the correct powder disc. and set the seater die to seat and crimp. so here is what's in the package:
turret press with powder measure
9mm dies&die box
3 Midway 9mm loading blocks
1 Lee primer pocket cleaning tool
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3 extra turrets
4 powder disk
170 9mm brass
instruction sheets
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if you want clean brass you will need to invest in a case cleaner. so Merry Christmas Glockster.
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here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
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