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    Posted: March 05 2006 at 8:50am

I thank you guys again for recomending the Lee type loader.  Anyway I'm putting in an order through this company which also sells varous reloading tools.  Here's a list Of what I gather is needed.  If anything is missing from it let me know (please!)  (Links below)  I imagine My list has overlapping parts, Please advise.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/40613-20503-1720.html  http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/40354-20364-1711.html  http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/40574-11732-1731.html   http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/40404-20399-2092.html   http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/40353-20363-2092.html

 

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Another question. Does the Lee reloader come with  a scale for measuring powder?  Is there just a one size fits all powder measure.  Second question, Is the powder measure/scale the proper size for the bullets I wish to use.  Namely the 215 GR Woodleigh and the 180 GR bullets.
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I have the lee anniversary kit, it has a pretty good set of scales

and a good auto powder measure, it takes a while to get it dispensing the correct amount of powder but saves a lit of time when it is set up.

all you need is a set of dies and a case trimming guide

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?i d=0003080210524a&type=product&cmCat=search&retur nString=hasJS=true&_D%3AhasJS=+&QueryText=lee+annive rsary&_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch- box.jsp.22&N=4887&Ntk=Products&Ntx=mode+matchall &Nty=1&Ntt=lee+anniversary&noImage=0&returnP age=search-results1.jsp



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The Lee loader comes with a chart for several loads which equal the capasity of the dipper supplied . It is all you need to get started . You can buy a set of dippers which have a chart showing different powders & the cap of each powder in that dipper . Whilst it will not full lenght resize ,if you keep your loads down you won't have to worry about that for a while also you may look at the Lee case trimer for .303 brit . A word of warning though don't bother trying to reload mil surp .303 as normaly its berdan primed which means (a) a over sized primer ,as it has a crimp round it which has to be cleaned out & also (B) they have a twin flash hole ! Which is a pain ! Get yourself some unprimed brass & a case chamfering tool also from Lee to clean out the neck of the new & trimed brass ! A Good reloading manual is also a great help .If you can find it I also recomend the ABC of reloading ! When I started reloading years ago I taught myself throigh bull headed ness ! I wished I'd asked advice & saved myself a lot of head aches Lee also makes some fantastic Kits with single stage & progressive presses which come with all the box & dice to start reloading  This is something to look at down the track as Finanses allow ! AS I mentioned earlier Simplex make a very simple fl resizing die that fits into a vice or under a arbour press ! I'm sure one of us Aussies could hunt you up one !

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I was hoping to reuse my own (Remington) brass.  Thanks guys, as I said I'm putting in an order.  Tomorrow I hope as someone owes me $250 And they promised the'd pay me back tomorrow.  They've owed me this money for a cuople of weelks now.  I'm sure you all know how that goes.

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Remmington Brass is teriffic to reload !  good stuff


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Hmm I'm not sure why you need the decapping pin and base, and do you want the hand press at the same time to reload at the range? I just ordered the Lee deluxe rifle 3 die set ( on sale at Midway $23.99)  the neck sizing die will help your cases last a lot longer. You could use the original Lee tool to neck size, but why bother if you have the press and dies?

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Also what brand and No. of powder should I buy?  Anyone here used Aliant powder?  Seems to be readily availible.
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I like shooting IMR brand powder.  I usually shoot the IMR 3031and IMR 4895.  They both have been pretty decent powders. I shoot the 3031 when I load the .32 cal bullets.

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Eric .

I'm very fond of IMR Powders myself

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I am using IMR 3031, very good powder.

 

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I am looking in to maybe start reloading my own ammo. I am very new to the idea, but I have brains in my to figure it out. So anyway, my question is a modification on the orignal for this post...what pieces (specifically) do I need to start reloading my own .303 ammo?  even a link to the exact pieces I would need on cheaperthandirt.com or elsewhere would be helpful. Thanks!
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5thElement ( loved your movie, by the way) you will need a couple of reloading manuals, so try and read everything you can first. Look for the Lyman and Speer manuals at used book stores or Ebay. The ABC's of reloading is also an informative source. If you can find someone that loads to watch for a couple of hours, you'll also get a better idea about tools.  You can, as I and many others did, get the Lee aniversary kit for $70, or $82 with the Lee manual, which is also a good source of info and load data. I'd look at Midway or Midsouth, they have a larger selection and sometimes better prices than Cheaper than dirt. The basic Lee kit, some dies, (get the Lee or other set with a neck sizing die to extend case life) and a case trimmer (also Lee) and powder primers and bullets and you are set to go.

But, I have already replaced some of the parts of the Lee set, ( the scale is accurate but I don't like it) and am looking to get either the Lee classic cast or the Lee classic turret press, still deciding.  I currently use a mix of Redding ,RCBS and Lee tools.  Redding and RCBS are good, but I really think Lee gives the best value on most of their tools. ( I wouldn't buy a Lee progressive)

I load a couple of pistol calibers, so the Lee classic turret semi-progressive is appealing. If I was only going to load for rifles, I would get the Lee Classic cast.
If I had it to do it over again, I would buy the press I want, and pick up the scale and powder measure from a swap meet or EBAY. But that's just me. Thousands of people have purchased the basic Lee anniversary set and are very happy and never upgrade.  Also be careful if you bid on EBAY, I continually see items sell for more than the cost of a new item at Midway! Check prices first!

Look around a bit, then ask us questions, there seems to be several knowledgeable people here who will help you.
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Hey Koby, let me know if you need to see a press up close.  you're more than welcome to come try my Lee press out.  I can show you the basics of what I have, and give you recipes for some of my favorite loads.

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