Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > Other Stuff > The Great Outdoors
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

The Great Outdoors Guns, Cannons, Fishing, Camping, and other fun stuff







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 19th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #1
Monkeyevil
I <3 Miatas
 
Monkeyevil's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Kalamazoo, MI
Posts: 8,982
iTrader: (16)
Send a message via AIM to Monkeyevil
Reloading?

Do you? What do you use?

I'm looking at a single stage setup for now. Pretty much all 9mm, but I may add .380 or .38 soon. No rifle or shotgun at this point.

I was looking at this kit from Lee to start.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=423081

Is it unheard of to get 100 - 150 rounds per hour with a single stage press?
__________________
JcrOffroad
Zoom Zoom!
Monkeyevil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #2
Tim
I UNDERSTAND!!!
 
Tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-07
Location: Brooklyn, MI
Posts: 488
iTrader: (10)
That kit will get you started. However I would stay clear of the Lee dies. Their quality varies ticly. I just returned two set of there dies because of tolerance issues. I think a 100-150 rounds per hour is a little ambitious for a single stage press, especially if your an inexperienced hand loader.
I do have a Dillion RL550 for sale for a great price if you are interested.
Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 19th, 2008, 09:29 PM   #3
DuffMan
Your Message Here
 
DuffMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: The Ile of Grosse
Posts: 5,831
iTrader: (11)
100-150/hour is pretty ambitious.

I've done maybe 75 - 80, but never tried hurrying.
__________________
This is the Pub. Leave common sense at the door.
DuffMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 20th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #4
steveo
In the band!
 
Join Date: 03-30-07
Location: montana/wyoming
Posts: 20,293
iTrader: (6)
I reload with a rcbs press, but i really only reload rifle rounds. If i hurried, i could problably reload 100-150 rounds a day. If i had to feed a handgun i would look at getting a dillon. you will get sick of the single stage quickly when doing handgun rounds.
steveo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2008, 07:50 PM   #5
TsCuda
Senior Member
 
TsCuda's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-01-07
Location: Belleville
Posts: 695
iTrader: (13)
When I reload I use a RCBS Rock Chucker. The RCBS with the Piggy Back2 is good if you want to crank out a large number but dont really care on the quality. I prefer reloading one at a time so I know the primer is seated right and the shell isn't double charged.
TsCuda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 22nd, 2008, 07:53 PM   #6
chadcooper55
expert jeep disassembler
 
chadcooper55's Avatar
 
Join Date: 08-28-08
Location: kent city mi
Posts: 7,933
iTrader: (19)
i use a rcbs rockchucker. you could do 100 to 150 rounds an hour if you are just putting powder and heads in. i only do rifle and i have probably have 6 hours of brass prep and priming for 150 rounds. but that all depends on how picky you are.
chadcooper55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #7
busyfixin
Balls Deep
 
busyfixin's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-24-06
Location: williamsburg, MI
Posts: 3,118
iTrader: (11)
if you are solely looking for hand gun use, i wouldnt even bother with a single stage. i already have several single stage units, one is even a turntable style, and i didnt even think it was worth my time to get a set of dies. i got a dillon.
busyfixin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 30th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #8
XXXJ
Desert Rat
 
XXXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-09-07
Location: Memphis, Mi
Posts: 5,411
iTrader: (10)
I've been using a Dillion 650 since December.
It makes reloading easy and real easy.
Dillion is a king in the customer service world, and I think they have a finance program.
XXXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 31st, 2008, 10:00 AM   #9
Muttly
Senior Member
 
Muttly's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Mason, MI
Posts: 581
iTrader: (3)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim View Post
That kit will get you started. However I would stay clear of the Lee dies. Their quality varies ticly. I just returned two set of there dies because of tolerance issues. I think a 100-150 rounds per hour is a little ambitious for a single stage press, especially if your an inexperienced hand loader.
I do have a Dillion RL550 for sale for a great price if you are interested.
X2

I run a dillon 550b, buy it and don't look back, i can switch between calibers in minutes wit no adjustments.
Muttly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 1st, 2008, 06:56 PM   #10
chuckhubbert
Senior Member
 
chuckhubbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-09-05
Location: Holly, MI
Posts: 292
iTrader: (2)
I bought the RCBS Rockchucker starter kit when I was starting, then bought a Dillon RL550B when we were shooting a ton of .38Spl. It's a great combination for me. I load .38Spl and .223 on the 550, those are the calibers that I go through by the thousands. I load everything else on the Rockchucker.
chuckhubbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > Other Stuff > The Great Outdoors
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:50 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.13125 seconds with 30 queries