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Cheapest .38 reloading

Thread in 'Reloading' started by GAgunLAWbooklet, Dec 4, 2016.

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    This is the kit I started with. Was $125 at Cabela's.. set of dies was another $35

    edit: oops.. link helps

    http://leeprecision.com/breech-lock-challenger-kit.html

    Comes with the loader, powder scale, powder chucker, priming tool, basically everything you need to start but powder, primers, cases, lead, and the dies.

    I'd say get him the kit, teach him how to use it and show mom and pop what to buy for powder, primers, projectiles, and dies and let them get him that for christmas and you can grab him the press for the same money you were going to spend on everything else and he's got something thats going to make him much better tighter grouping ammunition that will teach him much more about shooting than ammo thats going to go all over the place because the powder isn't measured properly and the ammo isn't matched to his firarm.. but thats just my half a nickles worth
     
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    Should be easier not to do when working one at a time.
    It's not like he'll be working on a 50 round loading block....
     
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    true but still have to pay attention
     
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    What powder are you looking at that has load data for under 3 grains per round?

    The Lee Loading kits are a viable option if one has the hours it will take to load up fifty rounds. I bought one when I was in my early twenties for 9mm and decided I was better off buying range ammo to shoot once I factored in the time spent into the cost.
     
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    He's 18 and probably has more time than money.
    It'll keep him busy, idle hands are the devils workshop....... especially at 18, lol.
     
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    Will you be helping out or over-seeing the process till he gets the hang of it? If so, i might have an offer you (he) would be interested in. I have extra everything but would feel uneasy giving it to someone completely green.
     
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    Bullseye loads at less than 3 grains.
    Surely someone has a used press they would sell for about the price of a new Lee Loader. I started with one of those 40 years ago and still remember how laborious a process it was. Good to see young people serious about shooting and loading.
     
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    I think its a great teaching add... If he loves to shoot and load he'll put in the time.

    This^^^
     

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