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Reloading 'luxury' items that you wouldn't do without

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DoctaGlockta, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. DoctaGlockta

    DoctaGlockta

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    Whenever I order something (from Midway usually) I always want to get the most out of my shipping and handling fee so I constantly am looking for other useful items to add to the order.

    For instance today I'm ordering a new tumbler (I'm getting the Hornady one that is on sale) and am looking for another couple of items to add to the order.

    What little reloading 'luxury' items do you like and would rather not do without. Things that you don't really need but make your reloading life a little better (butlers not withstanding of course).

    Thanks in advance gentlemen and Happy Halloween.
     
  2. XDRoX

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    Case gauges are pretty handy.
     

  3. Beanie-Bean

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    Dockta,

    This has been my favorite addition to my somewhat "new" bench: The RCBS Chargemaster.

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    I have an excellent beam scale (Dillon's Eliminator) and it does the job just fine, as expected. However, the RCBS allows me to go through the load manuals when working up loads, and there is no powder measure adjustment required at the press. Since the test loads are done 10 at a time, this unit will drop the charge in the pan, and into the sized/primed/flared cases they go.

    I've found that it really shines when trying new powders, because I can see how much is supposed to sit in the case when there are 10 of them lined up on the block.

    The other nice thing it does is function as a scale to check the accuracy of the throw from the powder measure after the chosen load has been decided.
     
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    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    Micrometer seating die...
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    Case Lube.
    Ammo Boxes.
    Chrono
    Case Gauges
     
  6. unclebob

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    RCBS Charge Master, Best thing for working up loads. Redding competition bullet seating dies, Funnels one 4” for pouring powder in the measure and dumping out of the measure back into containers. Small funnel for putting powder into the case. Universal decapping die. Shell sorters, Screw driver ball type Allen wrenches. 1” & 1 1/8” deep well sockets.
     
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    Dillon rotating media seperater

    Though i' m sure the rcbs or lyman one would work judt as well
     
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    Here are a few suggestions from my past orders, doing basically the same thing. Some have already been mentioned. Theres one or two in there that I'll use on my next orders..

    Ammo boxes, collet dies for bolt rifle calibers, universal depriming die (extremely useful when dealing with bottleneck cases on a progressive, and you really can get by with just one), case sorters, small lots of new bullets to test, collet style bullet puller, case trimming accessories, power adapter for drill, cleaning tools (solvent, brushes, lube, etc), gift certificates (do they even count?), etc.
     
  9. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    RCBS Chargemaster.

    Midway charges shipping based on what you order BTW. There's no getting more for your shipping cost, the more you order, the more you're shipping costs. It is usually pro rated by size, fragility, etc.

    ex:
    RCBS chargemaster shipping will probably be ~$20

    1911 recoil spring shipping is ~$1

    if ordered together the shipping is ~$21
     
  10. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    Scale calbration weight set, case gauges, micrometer seating die (if you have Horandy dies thier micrometer seating stem is a good deal for $18), shell sorter set.... and the list goes on.
     
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    The Charge Master at Natchez is 300.00 with a 50.00 mail in rebate.
     
  12. Hoser

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    Carbide dies

    Powder in 8 lb jugs

    Prometheus Powder measure

    Dillon 1050s
     
  13. JBnTX

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    That practice has been the primary cause of my financial ruin.

    I'm ordering stuff anyway, so why not add to it.
    Then I'm like a kid in a toy store.
     
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    Redding competition seating dies.
    A greater variety of powders than I really need.
     
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    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    Condoms in various colors. The festive holiday season is approaching don't ya know! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

    Oh, yeah, never hurts to have a couple dozen extra sticks of bullet lube... don't buy 'em from Midway though.


    Jack
     
  16. jmorris

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    All of my bullet and case fed progressives are Luxury items, spent years doing it the hard way to find out how easy it could be.
     
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    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    Reloading parts (components) :tongueout:
     
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    creophus Born Again

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    Press Monitor. Love that thing.
     
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    I need gauges for 9mm .40 S&W and .45 ACP - sooner rather than later.

    That ChargeMaster might be next. For precision rifle, I try to trickle to 0.1 gr.

    How close will the ChargeMaster get?

    Richard
     
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