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Old 07-16-2009, 03:46 PM
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Reloading Finally....

Well, I finally broke down today, after much research, and ordered all the stuff to start reloading. Also ordered a Henry .357 lever action rifle. So I also ordered the 38/357 dies. If my bullets and powder would show up, maybe I can get started.
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Also ordered a Henry .357 lever action rifle.
I envy you sir...i want one so bad
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I drooled and saved for a while.
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Well, I finally broke down today, after much research, and ordered all the stuff to start reloading. Also ordered a Henry .357 lever action rifle. So I also ordered the 38/357 dies. If my bullets and powder would show up, maybe I can get started.
What kind of reloader did you get? You find any small rifle primers? I can't find any.

Make sure you get several reloading manuals. They will all have slightly different load data. I use around three and try to decipher what the actual max load should be. Then load several rounds with varing powder charges up to the max or slightly below. A chronograph is your friend and a must.

Just read, read, read and then read some more. I'm pretty anal and detail oriented when it comes to this, its a disease.

You'll have a real sense of satisfaction when you drop a deer or coyote or anything with some roll your owns.
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I got a LEE Classic Turret with a seperate powder rig. I have been on several forums, and it is recommended to go with a single stage to REALLY learn the process. I went with this one because it can be used single stage or semi progressive. I read " The ABC'S Of RELOADING" this weekend and have a Lyman and LEE book coming. Figured that would be a good start. The primers were ordered in May and supposed to be here this week from Cabela's. We'll see. I ordered large and small pistol and large and small rifle. I'm going to start with .357 for my pistol and new rifle.
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That's a good set up. Sometimes I wish I had a progressive press but I don't play enough any more to justify getting one. I need fewer hobbies.

I don't know if you've built a bench or not, but here's the one I built. I didn't put the doors on the cabinet or the sides on the bench and had to shorten it up to fit in a cubby hole in one of my rooms. It's real sturdy and would be real easy to adapt to a garage work bench as well.

http://www.shotgunsportsmagazine.com...ench_plans.pdf
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You'll have to let us know how that sweet little Henry shoots. I've talked about getting one in that same caliber, or the 45. Nothing cooler than a lever action rifle that shoots the same ammo as your sidearm
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What powder scale did you get?
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I'm starting off with the Lee safety scale that comes with the kit and a Lee Perfect Powder Measure. May go digital later, we'll see.
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I envy you sir...i want one so bad


Sold it. The action wasn't smooth, and just didn't feel good to me. Now I'll try something else. I'm looking at the Puma, now.
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