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Old February 17th, 2017, 10:46 AM   #16
 
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Old February 17th, 2017, 11:24 AM   #17
 
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If you have a space and cost problem, look at the lee hand press . I do most of my reloading with one while sitting just about anywhere in the house. I keep the hand press and everything I need to reload 9mm , 38/357 and 45 acp in a big wally mart tool box.
Cost is reasonable.
I have bench mounted presses but the "reloading building" is not heated or cooled, so much nicer in a climate controlled area. Around here it's hot , humid and buggy in the summer , winters are damp and cold. Inside the house is just right !
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Something like this will get you started and well on the way for under $300. There is always additional items you might need or want, like a brass tumbler. And, definitely a couple more reloading manuals, dies, calipers, etc.

RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit : Cabela's
If you decide to go green and get a Rockchucker kit (that's what I did) just be aware there are several Rockchucker kits that RCBS puts together. I spent more than the one linked because I knew I wanted a digital scale (not an auto metering unit just not a balance scale) and a case trimmer tool and found a kit with those "upgrades".

That being said some day I'll keep my single stage for rifle rounds and move up to a Dillon 550. But only because I want one. I can load up plenty of ammo on my Rockchucker for the amount of time I have to go shoot it and I enjoy the step by step process.

I'll also chime in that I've bought lots of accessories from Amazon - dies, trays, shell holders, etc. Reasonable prices and free 2 day shipping (Prime member) and it's just too dang convenient.
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Just got into this nightmare a couple of months ago. Started with the RCBS 50th anniversary kit. Somewhere in the area of $150 then extra dies, trimmers, scales, (the balance scale that comes with the kit is ok but there are better scales out there starting about $40) helps to have another rock chucker ($35) with a bullet puller die. (you are going to need it) Powder, primers, bullets another $90 to $100.
I started with a 308 since factory ammo is around a buck a round. Now reloading for about 31 cents.
It's going to take a lot of shooting to break even, but it keeps me sane.

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GONRA sez (especially) for necked rifle cases, blinky sure did the right thing
by starting off with a nice big robust SINGLE sale press setup!
Make sure to use a case gauge to check every round if loading for a .308 semiauto.
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