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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Lothar, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Lothar

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    So I just got $150 bucks to spend. I cannot spend more than $150 - what would you buy?

    I have a single stage press and everything I "need" to reload .223, 7-08 and 30-30. Only other caliber I have is 9mm but I don't really want to reload 9mm on a single stage press, I've done it and it takes way too long!

    Ideas?
     
  2. Colorado4Wheel

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  3. Lothar

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    Is the Kempf's kit the cheapest way to get a ready to load set up?

    I have the scale, calipers etc.
     
  4. Colorado4Wheel

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    Nope, just buy the press and the Pro Autodisc measure. You also need the riser for the powder measure. Get the Safety Prime as well. If you need the 9mm dies then the Kempfs kit is probably the way to go.
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    If you have a hand priming setup you could skip the priming setup and just hand prime off the press. I guess to get the LCT your really more like 190ish total with dies from Kempfs.
     
  6. Lothar

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    I guess I could always save up an extra $40 and do it that way... I tried putting the kit together on Midway - WAY more expensive.
     
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    Most of my reloading supplies I got as I needed them. I wouldn't be afraid to gear up for 9mm on your single stage press. If you want a real progressive you just about have to go Dillon. That would bust your budget. You could also upgrade in any of several areas, priming, trimming,powder measure/dispenser, chamber COL measurement tool. Just look at an area where you are marginal. You could lay up some components for the next shortage.
     
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    Also it wouldn't be a bad idea to get the stuff you need to load 9mm just in case you ever need to.
     
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    If he gets the LCT from Kempf's as C4W suggests it comes with a set of Lee deluxe dies and he can get them in 9mm.

    Lothar, I go with Colorado save just a little more and get the LCT set up with upgrade for 9mm. You'll be able to use your .223 dies and speed your production on those too by at least 2 fold.
     
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    OH Yeah
    ETA..As long as we abide by the $150 rule. Over that The LCT Kit
     
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    this would be good as well
     
  13. dudel

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    How about a chrony and some books?
     
  14. Lothar

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    Thanks for the replys guys!
     
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    Lee classic turret, close to 200 rounds per hour at a safe pace. As others said you can buy an extra turret later and throw your 223 dies in and load those 3 to 4 times faster also. I load 9mm, 38 spcl, 45 auto and 223 on my classic turret.
     
  16. Lothar

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    I load .223 on my single stage press b/c I measure out each charge, I load those for precision shooting.
     
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    You can't go wrong with the lct i have two old dillon's and still use mine quite often.:supergrin:



    mi-fordson
     
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    I really should get commision for Kempfs, Lee or somebody. I must try and sell someone a LCT 52 times a year at least.