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As a new reloader I find that I am taking more notice of this forum.
Before I used to just skim over it.
 

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Goodluck and also pay attention to your ammo production! What are you reloading? I started on 9mm and .38/.357 and it was easy enough, now doing .223rem. If youre doing rifle, bottleneck cases, or steel dies you can make your own lube for pretty cheap mixing lanolin and rubbing alcohol (ratio of 1-12). 99% wont seperate, less than that and you have to heat up everytime to melt the lanolin but I just run it under hot water in the sink.
 

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Yup - me too. UPS just delivered my Rock Chucker kit yesterday! Saw the pictures of your bench - awesome! I'm tying to figure out mine....
 

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Thanks Nick.
First trial loads for 9mm, .45C & .45ACP last week (yet to shoot).
Loading for .270 Win. in the next few weeks, time permitting.
 

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Yup - me too. UPS just delivered my Rock Chucker kit yesterday! Saw the pictures of your bench - awesome! I'm tying to figure out mine....
Thanks mate, I've had some really good help.
Good luck with it all.
 

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Hey, James I just joined the reloading folks myself. Its pretty cool to see your own work come together.
 

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Hey, James I just joined the reloading folks myself. Its pretty cool to see your own work come together.
Hey mate, I'm enjoying it, another hobby.
Haven't seen you around much, all well?
All the best to you & yours.
 

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Glad to see you here James, you add a TON to the other areas of the forum already! I hope you enjoy the sport of reloading!
 

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First trial loads for 9mm, .45C & .45ACP last week (yet to shoot).
Loading for .270 Win. in the next few weeks, time permitting.
Gee James, I thought you were a veteran reloader. Glad to hear your enjoying it. I'm fairly new at it myself. It is addicting and you'll find yourself reloading more and doing the other things when time permits. I load 9mm, .40, and .243. Have fun with it and be safe.
 

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Glad to see you here James, you add a TON to the other areas of the forum already! I hope you enjoy the sport of reloading!
Thanks mate.
Another hobby.

Gee James, I thought you were a veteran reloader. Glad to hear your enjoying it. I'm fairly new at it myself. It is addicting and you'll find yourself reloading more and doing the other things when time permits. I load 9mm, .40, and .243. Have fun with it and be safe.
Thanks mate.
Next should be .357.
 

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Beerman & James,
Welcome to the reloading addict...oops, I mean hobby. ;)


James - over 9700 posts & you're just now beginning to reload?
I'd say that's doing a LOT of research before you start. :D
 

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James - over 9700 posts & you're just now beginning to reload?
I'd say that's doing a LOT of research before you start. :D
It's not going to cost me less.
I'm going to have more to shoot..... :D
 

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Hi James, welcome to my second most favorite part of the group, (I think yo know my favorite). :D There's a ton of great info and experience here. You'll fit in nicely. Mate.

BTW, I like your new reloading bench (I'm building a new on too), I just don't know how you keep it so clear. Mine looks like a gun store got dumped on it. :D

Best too you and welcome aboard!!!
 

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Hi James, welcome to my second most favorite part of the group, (I think yo know my favorite). :D There's a ton of great info and experience here. You'll fit in nicely. Mate.

BTW, I like your new reloading bench (I'm building a new on too), I just don't know how you keep it so clear. Mine looks like a gun store got dumped on it. :D

Best too you and welcome aboard!!!
Thanks mate, give it time, it's only new..... :D
 

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I'm starting to get serious about it, too. I think about opening up the boxes everyday now. :D

But my main excuse... uh, reason is that the house I moved into last February has a great workbench in the garage, but no AC. The weather is starting to get cool enough to survive in there for more than 30 seconds at a time.

Tomorrow just might be the day! I've even started collecting my brass again.

Do you guys sort before you clean your cases or afterwards? I've only got dies for 9mm and .45 but I've been collecting my other pistol sizes, too which are .380 and .40. I've got a Dillon press and I think the other dies aren't that expensive.

Anyway all my brass is in boxes and bags all together. I'm thinking I'll just start cleaning it and sort it out later.
 

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I'm starting to get serious about it, too. I think about opening up the boxes everyday now. :D

Do you guys sort before you clean your cases or afterwards? I've only got dies for 9mm and .45 but I've been collecting my other pistol sizes, too which are .380 and .40. I've got a Dillon press and I think the other dies aren't that expensive.

Anyway all my brass is in boxes and bags all together. I'm thinking I'll just start cleaning it and sort it out later.
Every day now..... hey..... :D
I will sort before, sort of depends also on the amount and the calibre.
Don't know what dies cost over there, around the sixty to seventy dollar mark here.
Just be carefull when cleaning different calibres together, they have a habit of ending up inside each other.
 

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Every day now..... hey..... :D
I will sort before, sort of depends also on the amount and the calibre.
Don't know what dies cost over there, around the sixty to seventy dollar mark here.
Just be carefull when cleaning different calibres together, they have a habit of ending up inside each other.
I've noticed they like to cohabitate in just the bags they're in. I just checked and I located the DVD that explains the press setup.

And I think the die prices were $50-something US dollars so I guess that's in the same ballpark.

Yep, tomorrow (daylight today) I'm going to clear off the space and unpack the equipment. I'm pretty sure I've kept it all together in one place. And hopefully I'll get started cleaning sorting brass, too. Think I will pre-sort. If the cases slip inside each other it would seem like it would make the cleaning less effective on both cases.
 

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Yep, tomorrow (daylight today) I'm going to clear off the space and unpack the equipment.
That's the ticket mate, once it's all out on the floor, you have to keep going..... :D
 
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