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Sounds like a great set up! If you really enjoy it, you can upgrade to a press and dies later and have everything you need.The hand priming tool is easier on the nerves than wacking the primers with a hammer....

Oh, and make sure you have a plastic or rubber hammer for the lee loader, no metal!

Have you decided what you want to get for primers and powder?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 09 2006 at 4:15am
Hammer??? Primers?? How come we haven't got an emoticon with fingers in the ears??
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Ed....

Haven't decided on primers and powder yet...could use some advise there.

Thinking bout shooting 150 or 174 grain bullets, probably FMJ or Spitzer SP

any ideas/recommendations?

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Tony, if you haven't used a "classic" Lee loader, priming involves centering the cartridge over a primer, and whacking a rod down into the cartridge. This is supposed to be safe, but can result in a flinch when using a hammer!

5E, read the load data at 303 British.com

http://www3.sympatico.ca/shooters/303Page.htm  It shows several powder choices and also has a good article on the Lee Loader. I picked up some reloader 15 for my current loads, but haven't had a chance to shoot them yet. Whinchester or CCI primers are popular. the last issue of Guns magazine had several loads for 303, Reloader 15 shot well in each of 3 rifles.

Where will you be shopping? If you get into Sacramento, the shop at Auburn and Watt  ( off I-80) sells primers by the 100 or 1000 so you can get a couple small boxes to try. They also have a pretty good powder selection. On bullets, some rifles shoot the boattail bullets well, some don't, so I went with plain base sierra 180 grn pro hunters.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 10 2006 at 8:53am
I'll stick to my RCBS primer tool its less nerve wracking  
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I'll stick to my factory loads..Left to my own devices....I'd probably fly higher than ANy of you!
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 well hoadie its like this...if a shell goes bang in my face, i can go crumple my gun dealers face.. if IM the "creator" of the bang in my  face..well id have to go have a few beers and ponder what i did wrong. i might start reloading!

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I'll stick to reloading my beers.It's much safer.(I really don't look very good with powder burns on my face..& the family would take a dim view of me blowin the place up time & again!)
Like I said..left to my own devices...
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 i was only kiddin.. my mrs calls me sex fingers,  cos everything i touch..well ,you know the rest!

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Yeah _ I hear ya there, mate! I didn't tell ya before, but I'm actaully King Midas' ugly brother.Everything HE touches turns to gold...everything I touch turns to s**t!
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5E I reckon you've made some wise choices there & will have no problems! WE always have said the rod methord of priming is a true nerve test ! as Ed  pointed out get your self a light Shot hammer ! The type with the plastic ends. also down the line invest in a Bullet puller for when things dont go as planed ! also remember to wear saftey glasses when reloading!

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Glad you didn't mistype on SHOT hammer Dave. 

Safety glasses, spare underwear, vallium, first aid kit and a few stiff drinks.

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To say nothing of a long stick with a skull on top & a inflated Dingo bladder tied to it as well as other trinkets! This is waved over the completed rounds! On the Full Moon whilst danceing round a fire Stark Naked (your body) covered with pigs Blood & Chicken feathers ! Opps ! Sorry! That's only Benchrest shooter's methord of loading!

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Is that how they do it in Taz ?
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 no hoadie.. thats just the wedding "after party" for our beloved tasmanians.

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