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So I'm about to make the jump and start off with a Lee classic turret press.

I'm having a problem coping with the memories of throwing all of my old brass in the trash. About two weeks ago I had my brothers out here and we probably threw out 100 pieces of .40 brass and 100 .223.

I bet I threw out 1000 of each of those two in the last 6 months. I haven't even thought about the 9mm, .243, and .45ACP.

Why oh why didn't I just save it? :faint:

Any how, I guess I'm just trying to introduce myself to you guys in the reloading forum. I've already learned a ton from reading here and I look forward to pestering you with my questions. :tongueout:

I already have my bench setup and I can't wait for the press to get here!
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That classic turret is nice and easy to use. make sure you get a few extra die plates for it, so you can set you stuff up and leave it adjusted for each caliber.
 

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I'm having a problem coping with the memories of throwing all of my old brass in the trash. About two weeks ago I had my brothers out here and we probably threw out 100 pieces of .40 brass and 100 .223.

I bet I threw out 1000 of each of those two in the last 6 months. I haven't even thought about the 9mm, .243, and .45ACP.

Why oh why didn't I just save it? :faint:

Flashback to 1978/'79.
I had just bought my S&W mdl 19, and was going to the range every Monday evening after work.

Factory fresh ammo was $9.00 per box.
I was shooting 2 boxes of 50 rounds each range trip, and tossing the brass into the trash.
A guy walked up to the trashcan right behind me, and picked the boxes of brass up, and put them into his range bag.

What the. . . . . ?
Didn't take me long to figure the $$$ savings.
RCBS Rockchucker and assorted required pieces vs several boxes of ammo.

Rockchucker won.
Now, Dillon RL550B 'Blue' sits next to RCBS 'Green'.
 

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Congrats... I've had mine... probably 4yrs, used it, stopped using it and started buying ammo, then started again when this ammo crisis started up again. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy using it, I just didn't have time. Now I make time.

Where did you buy your LCT? What other accessories did you get?

IGF
 

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So I'm about to make the jump and start off with a Lee classic turret press.

I'm having a problem coping with the memories of throwing all of my old brass in the trash. About two weeks ago I had my brothers out here and we probably threw out 100 pieces of .40 brass and 100 .223.

I bet I threw out 1000 of each of those two in the last 6 months. I haven't even thought about the 9mm, .243, and .45ACP.

Why oh why didn't I just save it? :faint:

Any how, I guess I'm just trying to introduce myself to you guys in the reloading forum. I've already learned a ton from reading here and I look forward to pestering you with my questions. :tongueout:

I already have my bench setup and I can't wait for the press to get here!
When I'm huntin' for my brass, I alway stumble on other calibers that I don't shoot. I throw it in a coffee can and later give it to guys I know who load that caliber.
 

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Congrats... I've had mine... probably 4yrs, used it, stopped using it and started buying ammo, then started again when this ammo crisis started up again. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy using it, I just didn't have time. Now I make time.

Where did you buy your LCT? What other accessories did you get?

IGF
Kempf, with the pro auto disk and both primer systems. I plan on heading to Gander Mountain Friday or Saturday for some calipers and HF for a cheap tumbler. I figure I'll pick up other stuff as I go.

I've been researching a lot and I have a few of manuals need to find (somewhere in one of my magazine/book boxes) and do a little more reading.

I started reading up on it and buying books a few years ago but military stuff got in the way of me getting started. Now I'm finally ready to really jump into it.


Thanks for the link, Robin. :wavey:
 

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Kempf, with the pro auto disk and both primer systems. I plan on heading to Gander Mountain Friday or Saturday for some calipers and HF for a cheap tumbler. I figure I'll pick up other stuff as I go.

I've been researching a lot and I have a few of manuals need to find (somewhere in one of my magazine/book boxes) and do a little more reading.

I started reading up on it and buying books a few years ago but military stuff got in the way of me getting started. Now I'm finally ready to really jump into it.


Thanks for the link, Robin. :wavey:
Good choice.. You'll probably find calipers cheaper at HF. They usually run $15-$20 for the 6in.

IGF
 
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