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  • [WTB] Powder measure and priming tool

    Posted by james on June 24, 2022 at 2:25 am

    I’m slowly gathering the equipment needed to get started reloading. I’m on a budget so I was hoping to get some older used equipment to get started.

    If you have anything you don’t need let me know. Thanks!

    james replied 1 week, 2 days ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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    June 24, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Join r/GunAccessoriesForSale where you will find used equipment. Also, I have found nearly new equipment in local pennysavers over the years, as well as yard sales from time to time. Ebay is another venue.

    Lee equipment, while not always the most durable, is serviceable for low volume. I love their hand priming tool and have a couple. I am not so fond of their powder measures, though. The powder measure is not an item I would scrimp on. I have three from three different brands. The most accurate one I have, I use exclusively for pistol, and that is the old Ideal 55, now sold by Lyman, My RCBS Uniflow, which comes in a very close second, has been a good investment, and I use it for small volume rifle loading. I bought the RCBS new, and even 35 years ago, it was not cheap, but I have never regretted it. The Ideal I got used, and it was very inexpensive in that transaction, but it needed a little TLC.

    As far as dies go, Lee makes excellent dies. They are not PRS competition quality, but they are very serviceable for hunting loads and casual target shooting. I have several sets I use for my milsurp collection, as they often sell their limited run dies for reasonable prices. I use their collet crimpers with my dies from other manufacturers, and they work very well.

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