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5 years 35 weeks ago, 2:31 PM

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I am interested in reloading 45ACP and 9mm ammo for my handguns what equipment is needed and around how much would it take for me to get started?

5 years 35 weeks ago, 8:11 PM

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Dies will run you about $30 a piece and buy the 3-dies carb set. Press will cost about $125 You will need powder scales that should cost $45 TO $60. I like RCBS for dies and a press. Lee has a primer tool that works great to prime the brass. About $250 to $300 to get started. You can buy some of this use and save money that way.

If you want to load alot of ammo and fast Dillon makes great reloading press. Dillon has a Square Deal reloader that has the pistol die already with it for one caliber. You can find Dillon online to look if you want to go that way. I have owned to of the Dillon's and love them.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 7:11 AM

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Ok

Thanks nice to know what I am getting into.

5 years 34 weeks ago, 3:12 AM

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its a lot at first, but it'll pay for itself in the long run, especialy if you plan on doing a lot of shooting, just save your brass, that will help cut a lot of the cost

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 2:48 PM

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I have been reloading now for 20 years and I have loaded about 200,000 rounds in them 20 years for myself and some friends. You can save a lot of money and make some great round.

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 6:24 PM

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lee carbide pistol dies-no lube required.

5 years 34 weeks ago, 6:30 PM

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If you clear your brass in a brass trumbler it will help your dies last longer and work great with the carbide dies for pistol.

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 6:37 PM

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hey fordvg

what's the best media? i have a vibrating brass cleaner. some of the stuff i have used leaves deposits in primer pockets and the recess above the rims. what about additives?

5 years 34 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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I use the walnuts with Brasso and rubbing alcohol. Take the lid off and run the vibrating cleaner with the walnut media and pour in some Brasso into the media. I open the Brasso and pour around twice and stop. 1 time around with the rubbing alcohol. Put in your dirty brass and I let it run all night. The guys were always telling me how great my brass looked.

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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walnuts? is that a commercial product. what about corn cob media?

5 years 34 weeks ago, 7:13 PM

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Yes, you can buy crush Walnuts or corn cobs for media. I have always used the walnuts.

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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thanks

it's been awhile since i've done much reloading (4 kids ago) i have recently bought more stuff and i've expanded my operation. i'm sure the media i'm using has been used many times already.

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