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Glockster_221
12-07-2009, 04:18
Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.

BigDog[RE]
12-07-2009, 05:01
Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.


You can find a lot of good info in the stickies at the top of this forum. Also the search button is a good friend to have...


http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1027887

Colorado4Wheel
12-07-2009, 07:56
Around $250 -$300 gets you the starter setup with a LCT and parts listed in the Sticky.

Glockster_221
12-07-2009, 08:05
Thanks guys, I'll be sure to check out the sticky in detail.

garyjandfamily
12-07-2009, 10:45
Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.

The least expensive way to get into reloading is to pick up a Lee Loader.

http://www.leeprecision.com/html/catalog/cleeloader.html


They cost about $25.00. My son bought a Taurus Judge, and I picked up a Lee Loader for him. All you need is the loader and a wooden or rubber hammer, powder, primers and bullets. It's easy to store, portable, and good for loading small quantities of ammo. He got good enough to sit down and load 50 rounds in less than an hour. Take a look on YouTube, there are some good videos showing the method. It's easier than it looks!

Rick from Kali
12-07-2009, 12:59
Gloclster_221
here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
Rick
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture076-1.jpg

GlockJD
12-07-2009, 13:02
Now that's the Christmas spirit:)

Glockster_221
12-07-2009, 14:57
Gloclster_221
here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
Rick
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture076-1.jpg

Are you serious? I can't believe you would do that for me. :) You're so kind. I would love to receive this! By the way, I don't know if I will be here on the first, because I will be in Los Angeles. Where are you in Socal? Maybe it would be easier for you to bring it to me there.

Please PM me.

Rick from Kali
12-07-2009, 15:19
Are you serious? I can't believe you would do that for me. :) You're so kind. I would love to receive this! By the way, I don't know if I will be here on the first, because I will be in Los Angeles. Where are you in Socal? Maybe it would be easier for you to bring it to me there.

Please PM me.
yes, i am serious, tell you what, i will put off my trip north til after the 1st and will bring the items to you when you get down here. i am in the Santa Clarita Valencia area up by Magic Mountain. i also have some 9mm brass that i also can give you, maybe a scale too it's an old Redding one that goes to 325 grains. i'll look around to see what else i can find to get you going. check your pm, i sent you my phone number. i'll clean up the press for you. PM sent
Rick
Here are the dies and scale that go with this deal...."Merry Christmas"
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture077-1.jpg

RustyFN
12-07-2009, 19:17
Nice offer Rick. Long time no see. How have you been. Good to see you posting.

ron59
12-08-2009, 07:07
yes, i am serious,


Hell of a thing to do man... I hope it's appreciated on the other hand, and the setup gets lots of good use.

Joshhtn
12-08-2009, 07:11
hell of a thing to do man... I hope it's appreciated on the other hand, and the setup gets lots of good use.


+1000!

Boxerglocker
12-08-2009, 11:26
Very generous.... God bless you sir...

Rick from Kali
12-08-2009, 12:31
Nice offer Rick. Long time no see. How have you been. Good to see you posting.

thanks Rusty, been doing ok considering. just trying to help Glockster get into reloading. this stuff been sitting around for years might as well put it to good use and help a new shooter. besides, it' Christmas........ hope everything is well with you...by the way......."MERRY CHRISTMAS"

Rick

aerod1
12-10-2009, 19:03
Now that's a great CHRISTmas present!!!! Way to go!!

mbradst
12-10-2009, 19:25
Awesome Rick. I am sure you have just made a reloader for life. The only bad thing is that means less brass to scrounge for the rest of us.

ilgunguygt
12-10-2009, 22:45
Wow, lots of good karma here! The shooting world needs this kind of kindness if we are gonna preserve it.

Glockster_221
12-11-2009, 04:56
Rick is such a great guy. Thanks again for the kindness! :)

Rick from Kali
12-11-2009, 18:25
so taking a Lee Pro 1000 and making it into a Turret is not that simple. the support poles on the 1000 are longer being that it uses a shell carrier which also contains the shell plate indexer and it is thicker so the longer poles. so being a man of my word i canilblized my old Lee turret press which i have just been using to decap brass, and transfered most of the parts needed to make the switch to a turret. so Glockster here are some photo's of what i can give you. i set the sizer die and set the case flare in the powder station.so you are ready to start loading 9mm. all you will need is powder,primers, and bullets. and to use the correct powder disc. and set the seater die to seat and crimp. so here is what's in the package:
turret press with powder measure
9mm dies&die box
3 Midway 9mm loading blocks
1 Lee primer pocket cleaning tool
shell holder
3 extra turrets
4 powder disk
170 9mm brass
instruction sheets
Redding powder scale
RCBS Calipers
MTM shooter's box
if you want clean brass you will need to invest in a case cleaner. so Merry Christmas Glockster.
Rick
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture083-3.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture084-1.jpg

deadday
12-11-2009, 20:35
Gloclster_221
here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
Rick
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture076-1.jpg

Nicely dont brother, nicely don!

Jacob G
12-11-2009, 20:45
Nice!

Glockster_221
12-11-2009, 23:07
so taking a Lee Pro 1000 and making it into a Turret is not that simple. the support poles on the 1000 are longer being that it uses a shell carrier which also contains the shell plate indexer and it is thicker so the longer poles. so being a man of my word i canilblized my old Lee turret press which i have just been using to decap brass, and transfered most of the parts needed to make the switch to a turret. so Glockster here are some photo's of what i can give you. i set the sizer die and set the case flare in the powder station.so you are ready to start loading 9mm. all you will need is powder,primers, and bullets. and to use the correct powder disc. and set the seater die to seat and crimp. so here is what's in the package:
turret press with powder measure
9mm dies&die box
3 Midway 9mm loading blocks
1 Lee primer pocket cleaning tool
shell holder
3 extra turrets
4 powder disk
170 9mm brass
instruction sheets
Redding powder scale
RCBS Calipers
MTM shooter's box
if you want clean brass you will need to invest in a case cleaner. so Merry Christmas Glockster.
Rick
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture083-3.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture084-1.jpg

Wow, I'm at a loss for words. I can't begin to express my gratitude for this, Rick. Thank you so much. :)

Murphy McDangit
12-11-2009, 23:38
Capital . That's the sort of fellow of which we can use more .

Incidentally, new reloader guy- pay your benefactor back by loading and shooting like hell for when the elephant shows up . The life you save may be your own .

Ya'll some good folk .

n2extrm
12-12-2009, 08:29
Rick
Very genorous! Does my heart good to see there are people like you out there. Too many talk about Karma and doing right too little come through. I know this will come back to you full circle. On a side note you inspired me and I just gave away some spare dies, shell holder and small parts in another thread. Nothing compared to what you did. Wish I had more I could do here, but it looks like you done it already!

n2extrm
12-12-2009, 08:34
Glockster

I believe I have an old Siera hand gun reloading Manual I can send you out too. I got it used at a garage sale and never looked through it. I believe it is hand gun only. Many companys have reduced the charges over the years but it is something to start with. send me a PM with your address and I will send it out to you next week some time. Just remember to check the load data online and start low and work up.

Rick from Kali
12-12-2009, 09:40
n2extrm,
thanks for the kind words. at 61 and having been loading since 1969(started with a Lee loader) i have aquired quite a bit of reloading equipment some of which i do not use anymore but are still in good working order. rather than seeing it collect dust i would rather see it go to good use. in this case helping a new shooter get into the reloading hobby.
i am just fortunate enough to be in a position today to where i can help others who can use the help. and maybe somewhere down the road they in turn will pass on the kindness that was shown to them. that in itself will be gratification enough and also ensures that the hobby and shooting sport continues. by the way n2extrn thanks for helping Glockster with the reloading manual. i am sure that he will appreciate it very much."MERRY CHRISTMAS"

Rick

Glockster_221
12-24-2009, 02:28
So Rick dropped off the equipment today and it was very pleasant meeting him and his lovely girlfriend.

I am just absolutely thrilled to have this great equipemtn, and eternally grateful. Rick hooked me up with a scale, calipers, reloading trays, dies, and three extra turret heads. Oh and over 200 rounds of 9mm brass. I'm all set to go.

I have sore thumbs and a callus from hand cleaning over 150 primer pockets this morning. :)

Pics soon to follow as soon as I buy some double A's for my camera.

Thanks again Rick, and n2extrm for the great reloading book (which I've received).

:supergrin:

Colorado4Wheel
12-24-2009, 19:37
Merry Christmas to you. What a guy.

Glockster_221
12-24-2009, 23:07
Thanks, same to you.

I know, Rick is great.

:supergrin:

shotgunred
12-25-2009, 00:20
I have sore thumbs and a callus from hand cleaning over 150 primer pockets this morning. :)

:supergrin:

Crud I have been doing it wrong all this time.
Hey how come none of you guys told m I was supposed to clean the primer pockets.
Next thing you know you be telling me I should clean my press more than once a year.

On this note I will say all of the some assembly required is done and I am off to bed.

Merry Christmas!

kcbrown
12-25-2009, 05:59
I'm simply at a loss for words over how cool Rick is. It really warms the heart to read this thread!

Have a very, very merry Christmas, everyone!

dudel
12-25-2009, 07:30
Here are the dies and scale that go with this deal...."Merry Christmas"


Congratulations Rick, well done. Not only in the spirit of Chrismas; but also sharing it.

Tip of the hat andbest you you and your GF.

Don

n2extrm
12-25-2009, 09:25
Glockster

Glad to hear you are suffering from sore thumbs. Hope you are having fun with all the toys santa rick gave you! Merry Christmas.

Glockster_221
12-25-2009, 17:55
Glockster

Glad to hear you are suffering from sore thumbs. Hope you are having fun with all the toys santa rick gave you! Merry Christmas.

Thanks! Don't think I've forgotten about you, n2!

Glockster_221
12-25-2009, 18:47
Here are some photos! This is one sweet Christmas present. :supergrin:

Thanks everyone.

Pics:
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy251/philosoph3r_89/Reloading%20stuff/P1010124JPG.jpg
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy251/philosoph3r_89/Reloading%20stuff/P1010126JPG.jpg
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy251/philosoph3r_89/Reloading%20stuff/P1010130JPG.jpg
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy251/philosoph3r_89/Reloading%20stuff/P1010131JPG.jpg

Video to come soon!

EDA: Video:
http://s797.photobucket.com/albums/yy251/philosoph3r_89/?action=view&current=P1010128.flv

In the video I said "rounds" where I meant "brass".

kcbrown
01-13-2010, 18:32
So now that you've had that really excellent gift a couple of weeks, how many rounds have you loaded up?

Rick from Kali
04-16-2011, 11:57
any one here heard from the Glockstier_221?. was wondering if he ever got around to reloading with the equipment that i gave him. hope he's ok... he hasn't posted here in awhile.
Rick

oneofthose
04-18-2011, 11:33
Gloclster_221
here's a deal for you. enclosed is a picture of a Lee Pro-1000 that was given to me years ago and as you can see it has collected a lot of dust in those years. the press is missing parts(powder measure parts, primer assembly, case feed tubes) but the ram shaft is still tight on it. the shell carrier on it now is for loading .44 special and .44 mag. three ways you can go with this press. you can either build it back to a Pro-1000, or make it a three hole turret press or get the upgrade kit and make it into a 4 hole turret press. i also have a slightly used set of 9mm Lee dies that came with it. here's the best part of the deal.............. you can have them for FREE......... why you say???? because this stuff will probably stay around for more years collecting dust and i would rather give these things to someone who will use them. and help someone get into reloading at the same time.(i have six reloading presses) i live in so. cal and my girlfriend and i are supposed to make a trip up to Healdsburg the end of the month or the first of the year. i can drop the stuff off in Davis on the way or if you want it sooner you can just pay the shipping to you. so there you go."Merry Christmas"
Rick
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/rick4570/Picture076-1.jpg

Very Nice!!! One of the reasons I love the folks in this forum.

ku4hx
07-18-2011, 06:32
Hi. I'm a college student looking to get into reloading. Not only because I want to save money doing it, but it really does look like a lot of fun.

I'm on a very tight budget, but can save some money to start reloading. Any suggestions for a newb?

I will mainly be reloading handgun rounds, but want to one day load my own shotgun shells and rifle cartridges. But to start, I think 9mm rounds will suffice.

What is a very high quality, fairly efficient, affordable reloading press?

Also, what will I need to get started? Please throw out some ballpark prices.

Thanks everyone.

.....