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I think I may start reloading, I did some math and in the long run I believe it could save me a decent amount of money ..... that or allow me to shoot more




I've read every reloading thread here and I keep seeing dillon presses being mentioned so I will probably go with the 550. The website has a ez-buy package setup for $1000 that's suppose to have everything one would need.



My question is what else would I need that I'm not considering?? So far a list of things I have is;



Dillon Press ez-buy package

Bullets

Primers

brass

Powder



What else?? I'm sure there's more too it but can't find anything. I mean what about de-priming used brass?? does the press do that or do I need something else?? What about brass cleaner?? Any info on what I would need in addition to what I listed above would be great.
 

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The press does everything as far as loading goes. This includes depriming. You might want to get a case cleaner and media seperator. I would go with Dillon on both of those too. I don't load without saftey glasses either.
 

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depends on which ez-buy package you go with.

i assume you are talking about brian enos's packages.





I also assume you are going with the never reloaded packages.



things i don't see mentioned that you want



1) extra primer pickup tubes. you want these.

2) primer flip tray. you NEED one of these. might just be in the package, but not explicitly stated.

3) a bullet puller is a good idea, especially for the new reloader. You can disassemble stuff and see if you have too much crimp, not enough, whether you screwed up or not when you thought you might have, etc. The hammer type should be sufficient.

4)you NEED a good reloading manual. It's hard to beat the lee manaul for the price. It is fairly comprehensive compared to others I have seen, and only $13.

5) To use the case cleaner you NEED media. I suggest you hit your local pet supply store and buy a 25lb bag of corn cob bedding. it's a little coarser than what you'd buy as tumbling media, but a 25lb bag will cost you about the same as a 5lb bag of the "real" stuff. Just don't go tumbling your .223 without running a test batch to see if it gets stuck inside.
 

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raz-0 said:
depends on which ez-buy package you go with.

i assume you are talking about brian enos's packages.





I also assume you are going with the never reloaded packages.



things i don't see mentioned that you want



1) extra primer pickup tubes. you want these. Included in package



2) primer flip tray. you NEED one of these. might just be in the package, but not explicitly stated. Included in package



3) a bullet puller is a good idea, especially for the new reloader. You can disassemble stuff and see if you have too much crimp, not enough, whether you screwed up or not when you thought you might have, etc. The hammer type should be sufficient. Impact type bullet puller recommended for pistol calibers, collet type for rifle calibers. You might not need this at first, but you will need it eventually.



4)you NEED a good reloading manual. It's hard to beat the lee manaul for the price. It is fairly comprehensive compared to others I have seen, and only $13. Speer #13 is included in package, it's one of the best available.



5) To use the case cleaner you NEED media. I suggest you hit your local pet supply store and buy a 25lb bag of corn cob bedding. it's a little coarser than what you'd buy as tumbling media, but a 25lb bag will cost you about the same as a 5lb bag of the "real" stuff. Just don't go tumbling your .223 without running a test batch to see if it gets stuck inside. Get some walnut shell to start, you can get others later, you can often find Lizard Litter in small packages at WalMart or pet stores, a small bag will last for months. Often Lizard Litter is crushed walnut shells, you want the smallest particle size you can find, walnut shell is the best all around cleaner, corn cob will polish better, but clean is all you need, shiny can come later.




The resizing die that you get will automatically deprime the brass when you resize it.



Impact bullet puller:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/...leitemid=215517



Collet Puller:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/...leitemid=851547



Collet for 22 cal centerfire calibers:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/...leitemid=780218



Flitz Media Additive:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/...leitemid=952756



Walnut shell media:

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/...leitemid=331177
 

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raz-0 said:
depends on which ez-buy package you go with.

i assume you are talking about brian enos's packages.


Yes, But it's been mentioned several times on this board so I doubt I can go wrong getting it.

http://www.brianenos.com/pages/dillon.html

I believe it was the 550lr ez-buy never reloaded before package I was looking at.



From the replies it looks like there isn't much else needed other then what's in the package. But it's still nice to know some of the stuff I didn't know about like the bullet puller & what type of stuff to clean the brass with.
 

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As far as a brass cleaner goes, you can buy cleaned brass. It would take a long time to pay for a brass cleaner. You will end up with one eventually. Reloading is like a disease, so is shooting. But I like it.
 

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morebullets said:
Reloading is like a disease, so is shooting. But I like it.
This disease is good though!
 

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morebullets said:
As far as a brass cleaner goes, you can buy cleaned brass. It would take a long time to pay for a brass cleaner. You will end up with one eventually. Reloading is like a disease, so is shooting. But I like it.




I bought the cabellas generic model for $55 and it came with some polishing compound and corn media.



It has worked well thus far
 

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I can't wait for the Cabellas to open up in NJ, it's suppose to be this spring. The only other one I know of is 2-3 hours away in PA. But they have a lot of stuff in there & I would be able to get everything I would need for reloading.



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Ah crap ... i just looked at the Cabellas web site & the dates changed. It got pushed out far .... very far;



"build one of its world-famous retail stores at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. The store could be open as early as 2008."
 

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[quote name='morebullets']As far as a brass cleaner goes, you can buy cleaned brass. It would take a long time to pay for a brass cleaner. You will end up with one eventually. Reloading is like a disease, so is shooting. But I like it.




I bought the cabellas generic model for $55 and it came with some polishing compound and corn media.



It has worked well thus far[/quote]



I got the Frankford Arsenal kit from Midway i beileve it was, cheap and has worked great for over three years now.



Jeff.
 

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greatzippy said:
I can't wait for the Cabellas to open up in NJ, it's suppose to be this spring. The only other one I know of is 2-3 hours away in PA. But they have a lot of stuff in there & I would be able to get everything I would need for reloading.



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Ah crap ... i just looked at the Cabellas web site & the dates changed. It got pushed out far .... very far;



"build one of its world-famous retail stores at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, N.J. The store could be open as early as 2008."




There is talk of one opening up about 20 minutes from here
 
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