New to reloading, what do I need + other?'s

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  1. ndhill

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    (EDIT: I just noticed the sticky for those who are "new" to reloading. So I will read that. If you choose to still comment I appreciate the help!)

    :wavey: You guy probably get asked this all the time. But I need some help...

    I want to reload .40 S&W to shoot in my Glock 27. (and hopefully future Glocks in .40)

    First, is this safe? (I assume as long as I don't overpressure the rounds it would be.)

    Second, What equipment do I need? And How much will I expect to pay for a whole setup...

    Third, Any tutorials online anyone could point me towards?

    I appreciate any and all help!
     
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  2. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    1. Yes

    2. Many companies offer equipment to get you started. Expect to pay from a little over $100 to several thousand depending on brand and models.

    3. Buy several reloading manuals first. They can teach you everything you need to know. After you read them and you are still confused post questions here or at other reloading oriented forums.
     

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    Reloading is like gun handling, in that it can be safe or unsafe. First you need knowledge. This is probably best attained at first by getting one of the name brand reloading manuals and giving it a good and thorough read. :wavey:
     
  4. Hydraulicman

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    how much do you need to load in a week /month
     
  5. ndhill

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    It would be nice to build up a small stockpile plus 500+ rounds/month (at least)

    Right now ammo is costing me almost $50 per range trip only shooting 150rnds. (only because I can't afford to blow more $$$ every time I want to shoot.)
     
  6. XDRoX

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    I recently got into reloading. Last week I bought this:
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    It basically comes with everything you'll need except the dies. I bought these:
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    Buy powder, primers, bullets, and shells and you're good to go.

    The reason I bought this kit was because RCBS is a good brand. Not the best, but far from the bottom. All the stuff that came in the kit is decent quality. On friday night I loaded my first 20 rounds. Today I shot them. When I got home I loaded 80 more rounds. I am really starting to love reloading. It's addicting.
     
  7. Boxerglocker

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    For pistol forget about the single stage...

    This to me is the best starter kit you can go with:

    $225 delivered for the LCT upgraded with .40 dies from kempfs.
    https://kempfgunshop.com//index.php?...mart&Itemid=41
    $70 Cabelas tumbler and media kit
    $13 Dillon .40 case gauge
    $14 Harbor freight digital dial calipers
    $27 Lyman #49 reloaders manual
    $17 ABC's of reloading book
    $40 Used Dillon beam scale.

    Around $406 total.

    You can still use the LCT as a single stage just disengage the auto-index.
     
  8. Hydraulicman

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    +1

    if you want faster get a dillon 550B
     
  9. ndhill

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    thanks everyone! This info has been helpful. ESP, to let me know how much I need to save up to get this. Anyone else out there feel free to chime in. Thanks again!