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DoctaGlockta
10-28-2011, 06:51
Whenever I order something (from Midway usually) I always want to get the most out of my shipping and handling fee so I constantly am looking for other useful items to add to the order.

For instance today I'm ordering a new tumbler (I'm getting the Hornady one that is on sale) and am looking for another couple of items to add to the order.

What little reloading 'luxury' items do you like and would rather not do without. Things that you don't really need but make your reloading life a little better (butlers not withstanding of course).

Thanks in advance gentlemen and Happy Halloween.

XDRoX
10-28-2011, 07:07
Case gauges are pretty handy.

Beanie-Bean
10-28-2011, 07:16
Dockta,

This has been my favorite addition to my somewhat "new" bench: The RCBS Chargemaster.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/Reloading/IMG_8312.jpg

I have an excellent beam scale (Dillon's Eliminator) and it does the job just fine, as expected. However, the RCBS allows me to go through the load manuals when working up loads, and there is no powder measure adjustment required at the press. Since the test loads are done 10 at a time, this unit will drop the charge in the pan, and into the sized/primed/flared cases they go.

I've found that it really shines when trying new powders, because I can see how much is supposed to sit in the case when there are 10 of them lined up on the block.

The other nice thing it does is function as a scale to check the accuracy of the throw from the powder measure after the chosen load has been decided.

ron59
10-28-2011, 07:22
Micrometer seating die...

Colorado4Wheel
10-28-2011, 07:38
Case Lube.
Ammo Boxes.
Chrono
Case Gauges

unclebob
10-28-2011, 07:51
RCBS Charge Master, Best thing for working up loads. Redding competition bullet seating dies, Funnels one 4 for pouring powder in the measure and dumping out of the measure back into containers. Small funnel for putting powder into the case. Universal decapping die. Shell sorters, Screw driver ball type Allen wrenches. 1 & 1 1/8 deep well sockets.

sdelam
10-28-2011, 08:14
Dillon rotating media seperater

Though i' m sure the rcbs or lyman one would work judt as well

PCJim
10-28-2011, 08:23
Here are a few suggestions from my past orders, doing basically the same thing. Some have already been mentioned. Theres one or two in there that I'll use on my next orders..

Ammo boxes, collet dies for bolt rifle calibers, universal depriming die (extremely useful when dealing with bottleneck cases on a progressive, and you really can get by with just one), case sorters, small lots of new bullets to test, collet style bullet puller, case trimming accessories, power adapter for drill, cleaning tools (solvent, brushes, lube, etc), gift certificates (do they even count?), etc.

Travclem
10-28-2011, 08:30
RCBS Chargemaster.

Midway charges shipping based on what you order BTW. There's no getting more for your shipping cost, the more you order, the more you're shipping costs. It is usually pro rated by size, fragility, etc.

ex:
RCBS chargemaster shipping will probably be ~$20

1911 recoil spring shipping is ~$1

if ordered together the shipping is ~$21

Boxerglocker
10-28-2011, 08:32
Scale calbration weight set, case gauges, micrometer seating die (if you have Horandy dies thier micrometer seating stem is a good deal for $18), shell sorter set.... and the list goes on.

unclebob
10-28-2011, 08:33
The Charge Master at Natchez is 300.00 with a 50.00 mail in rebate.

Hoser
10-28-2011, 08:53
Carbide dies

Powder in 8 lb jugs

Prometheus Powder measure

Dillon 1050s

JBnTX
10-28-2011, 09:06
Whenever I order something (from Midway usually) I always want to get the most out of my shipping and handling fee so I constantly am looking for other useful items to add to the order...


That practice has been the primary cause of my financial ruin.

I'm ordering stuff anyway, so why not add to it.
Then I'm like a kid in a toy store.

HAMMERHEAD
10-28-2011, 09:35
Redding competition seating dies.
A greater variety of powders than I really need.

GioaJack
10-28-2011, 10:20
Condoms in various colors. The festive holiday season is approaching don't ya know! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:

Oh, yeah, never hurts to have a couple dozen extra sticks of bullet lube... don't buy 'em from Midway though.


Jack

jmorris
10-28-2011, 10:23
All of my bullet and case fed progressives are Luxury items, spent years doing it the hard way to find out how easy it could be.

DWARREN123
10-28-2011, 12:31
Reloading parts (components) :tongueout:

creophus
10-28-2011, 12:51
Press Monitor. Love that thing.

shotgunred
10-28-2011, 15:44
These things.
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/847/847836.jpg

F106 Fan
10-28-2011, 16:02
I need gauges for 9mm .40 S&W and .45 ACP - sooner rather than later.

That ChargeMaster might be next. For precision rifle, I try to trickle to 0.1 gr.

How close will the ChargeMaster get?

Richard

Shadyscott69
10-28-2011, 16:10
Carbide dies

Powder in 8 lb jugs

Prometheus Powder measure

Dillon 1050s

Is that how you ended up with so many? To save on shipping? :rofl:

Colorado4Wheel
10-28-2011, 17:15
These things.
http://media.midwayusa.com/productimages/large/847/847836.jpg

Ditto.

MoNsTeR
10-28-2011, 17:31
Dillon 1050 (certainly the most extravagant luxury)

Redding micrometer seating dies

.05gr precision electronic scale

lots of extra primer pickup tubes

freedom790
10-28-2011, 17:51
RCBS rotating case/media separator
Competition dies w/micrometer
RCBS Chargemaster

alank2
10-28-2011, 21:19
Hi,

Press Monitor. Love that thing.

Thanks for the feedback Creo; I appreciate it!!! I'm doing free shipping until Oct/31.

http://www.pressmonitordevice.com/onbench_small.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG5PRZm-WwE&feature=player_embedded

Thanks,

Alan

HAMMERHEAD
10-28-2011, 21:47
Oh, that's what a press monitor is. I thought it was a trained lizard.

freakshow10mm
10-28-2011, 22:40
Is that how you ended up with so many? To save on shipping? :rofl:
When you make over $10,000 per year off trimming and sizing brass, you can afford some luxuries like that.

Shadyscott69
10-29-2011, 07:51
Guess you have a point

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