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I have a couple of 9mm handguns (one being an M&P) and am currently 3/4 of the way finished with my first ar15 build. With the cost of ammo constantly going up, I think the thing to do is to start reloading. I do not get the opportunity to shoot alot, but when I do, I would like to save as much money as possible. I know that savings from reloading 9mm probably isn't that much, but the 5.56 should make it worth the investment. Like I said, I don't get to shoot that much, but I was thinking that I could just use some of my down time to gradually build up a good stash of 5.56 ammo as well as enough 9mm to keep me stocked for practice sessions. I was thinking a very basic single stage setup (I have time and don't need to churn out cartridges in mass) to keep costs down to a minimum. Can you guys give me some suggestions on what to get and also, what book or books do I need to learn reloading. Thanks in advance.
 

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Here's a real good starter kit, this kit has most everything you need to get started. Go with quality products up front, it's far cheaper in the long run, also if you ever decide that reloading isn't for you, quality used reloading equipment has a ready market.



http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/...leitemid=646599



The kit comes with a Speer reloading manual, you might want to get the Hornady manual or the Lyman manual is a good one for pistol reloading.
 

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Don't overlook the Lee Anniversary Kit due to it's low price.

I've used one for years, loaded thousands of rounds, no problems.

Even if you upgrade to a progressive later you'll still use it on occasion.



nunnya

There is a differance between cheap and a good value.

Lee is a good value.
 

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Cheap junk is cheap junk, Lee is the worst reloading equipment on the market, their cheap pot metal components break way too often! I started out with Lee equipment, I have actually used their stuff, and ended up throwing it away because it kept breaking, and breaking, and breaking. It would have been far cheaper to buy good equipment up front than waste my money on Lee.





There is a differance between cheap and a good value.
Yes, there is a difference, Lee is cheap pot metal junk!

 
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