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Anyone reload?? Have a new rifile on the way!

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I have never reloaded and rounds.... Thinking i am going to have to start.....any reccomendations Gear/brass etc

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I've been wanting to get started reloading as well. Definatly with the way ammo prices have been going.

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I like my Lee Challenger press; it's sturdy and does a good enough job for me. I like the Lee dies, too, because they get the job done and are about the cheapest you can get.

I've never loaded rifle, though.


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458 SOCOM?

If you never reloaded before, and have no help, get a single stage.

It's really not that slow if you have a good powder dropper and a powder that is compatible with powder droppers.

I started out with a progressive and was very slow getting decent rounds without destroying brass. After 6 mos., it's easy.

Lee is hard to beat and affordably prices.

RCBS and Hornady would be next step up.

Dillon is the Cadillac. But I just don't dig them.

I like Lee and RCBS.

Most brands offer a kit. Scale, press, brass prep, and a book.

Not sure on components(powder, bullets, primers, brass) for the 458 SOCOM.

Do a search. Be careful, don't start with max loads.

Full-length size the brass, and crimp bullets for semi-auto or pump/lever.

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458 SOCOM?

If you never reloaded before, and have no help, get a single stage.

It's really not that slow if you have a good powder dropper and a powder that is compatible with powder droppers.

I started out with a progressive and was very slow getting decent rounds without destroying brass. After 6 mos., it's easy.

Lee is hard to beat and affordably prices.

RCBS and Hornady would be next step up.

Dillon is the Cadillac. But I just don't dig them.

I like Lee and RCBS.

Most brands offer a kit. Scale, press, brass prep, and a book.

Not sure on components(powder, bullets, primers, brass) for the 458 SOCOM.

Do a search. Be careful, don't start with max loads.

Full-length size the brass, and crimp bullets for semi-auto or pump/lever.
Thanks good info... I also have some .357 and .45 and 9mm.. so I have some other stuff to practice on first. The SOCOM stuf is pretty high dollar even reloading

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.45 ACP is a good one to load for - big case, low pressure, not nearly as sensitive to setback/changes in length as 9mm.

.357 Magnum is good, too, because it can vary from mousefart low-pressure wadcutter stuff to ultra-nuclear murder-death-kill high-pressure, high-velocity stuff.


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I have a nice dillion multi-stage, everything works like a fine tuned machine.
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For precision rifle I'd definately stay with a single stage press like a lee chanllenger or a RCBS Rock Chucker. If you are looking to just throw lead down range then I'd go with a dillon 550 or Hornady LOck-N-LOAd. It all depends on how much money you want to spend up front.
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Its HERE!!!!!!

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http://www.teppojutsu.com/458FAQ.htm...bout_reloading

Lee Dies - sizer, expander, bullet seater, crimp dies.

Starline Brass

H110/W296 or Lil'gun (these are magnum pistol powders)

WLP or CCI350 - Large pistol primers

.458 caliber bullets, maybe .45/70 not sure on these calibers and that cartridge.
Doubt they are cheap either. If you want subsonic, then you can get a mold and make your own.

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Doubt they are cheap either. If you want subsonic, then you can get a mold and make your own.
I thought running lead through an AR (or any other gas-operated weapon) was a big no-no.


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Gas check should help with that.

458 SOCOM is pretty slow, so hard cast with gas check should hold together, and still cycle the rifle. I think the performance is similar to 454 Casull.

Might also require a good alloy with tin and antimony.

Not sure, we just started 45ACP cast bullets with Lee Mold. My dad has experience making lead sinkers for fishing, he said the Lee molds were easy.

We may do some for bolt action rifle.

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