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Re: New to this board, and New to reloading

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:44 am
by Jumping Frog
oldfella wrote:I plan to reload for .38 Special and .44 Special. I don't shoot much these days,

A key question is how many rounds per month or per year do you envision shooting? The reloading volume can affect the best press choice.

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:33 am
by darwin
I meant to ask him that, JF, but my computer has been acting up.

A single stage press can be a really cheap and easy way to get started. I just bought one of those C frame presses on Ebay for depriming, priming, bullet pulling, etc.

Oldfella wants something a little more automated that a SS though.

Re: New to this board, and New to reloading

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:40 am
by mchasal
Jumping Frog wrote:
oldfella wrote:I plan to reload for .38 Special and .44 Special. I don't shoot much these days,

A key question is how many rounds per month or per year do you envision shooting? The reloading volume can affect the best press choice.


Yes, that is key. I believe you can even run the Loadmaster as a "faux-turret" by only feeding in a new case when the previous round is complete. Then, as you get more comfortable, you can speed things up.

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:53 am
by oldfella
Good to know.

BTW - Do I need both the small primer and the big primer (.38 & .44 Special)?

Pete

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:12 am
by Citywaterman
.38 Special uses small pistol and the .44mag/spl uses large pistol primers.

Citywaterman

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:16 am
by oldfella
Thanks waterman

Pete