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     Steven updated 2 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Steven

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    So im lookimg at starting yo do reloading. Mostly 5.56mm and 9mm. What is the stsrt up cost for reloading and what components are needed and any tips?

  • ciampi21

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Not trying to be a dick, but you need to research and not ask someone to do it for you. Use the search feature here on reddit, watch YouTube videos, and there’s also tons of literature out there to guide you. It would be irresponsible to tell you what you need without you learning WHY you need it and the reasoning behind what you’re doing when you’re reloading.

  • MikeyG916

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    For your purposes I recommend a Mark VII Revolution with the following options:

    Initially set up for 223/5.56

    223/5.56 Ultimate Die pack

    9mm Ultimate Die pack

    Trimmer kit with Bosch router for 223/5.56

    Remote stop sensor

    Swage sense sensor

    Decap sense sensor

    Primer orientation sensor

    Bullet sense sensor

    Digital Powder Sensor

    With all of that you should be able to produce enough volume without needing to know anything at all to eventually recoup your money versus just buying factory ammo for the two most common rounds in the United States.

    It’ll only cost you about $15k plus materials and another $5k to pay someone to set it all up for you.

    You’ll probably end up screwing something up so plan on another $5k to fix shit you break.

    But hey it’s only explosives with projectiles so it’s not like you’ll potentially kill anyone or blow anything up.


  • emersona3

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Go to the FAQ on this sub and you’ll find alot of good resources to get you started

  • Seytaann

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Buy a reloading manual, watch at least 3-4 videos of reloading start to finish, skim through this sub and read up, and then write down all the steps in detail and familiarize yourself with all the parts and components and then you will know what to buy and when it comes to price, you can spend anywhere from 250-300 or 2k depending on what type of press you get.

  • ocelot_piss

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Was the intuition shop all out of stock?

  • KorbenPhallus

    July 8, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Welcome to reloading, we are glad to have you! Your question is a pretty general one and has been asked, and answered, many times over. Here are some resources that will allow you to answer the question for yourself!

    [r/Reloading’s FAQ]( is a huge and fantastic source of knowledge. You will probably find what you need there!

    [Johnny’s Reloading Bench on youtube]( is a fantastic resource. That link will point you to the first “basics” video, but the whole channel is chock-full of valuable stuff.

    Any reloading manual worth its salt ([Lyman’s 50th edition]( is a good place to start) will have a good portion of the manual dedicated to getting you started safely. This can be a really good resource if you are overwhelmed with everything and just need a place to begin. You can even find free versions of old manuals online sometimes. The techniques and disciplines don’t change that much over the years.

    It sounds patronizing, but [Google is your friend!]( Some good terms are “Reloading Basics” and “How to Reload a (pistol/rifle) cartridge” and even more specific terms like “Dillon vs Hornady” or “What does “Progressive Press” mean?” will really help target your search results.

    Here are some broad brush stroke tips:

    * **“What press is best?”** What equipment and components are “best” or even just what you will “need” will depend on what you want to do (accuracy rifle vs competition pistol for example) and your time and money resources. Only you can really know the answer to the question, because everyone’s situation is unique. It’s up to you to educate yourself on the basics and figure out what kind of reloader you are.
    * **“Will I save money”?** You can save money in specific situations, but the “cost” of reloading in time and equipment is quite high and requires assembling vast volumes of cheap ammo or smaller quantities of more specialized/rare rounds to truly see a net savings. Most of us never hit this point. If you can’t enjoy reloading for the other benefits, I’d advise against it.
    * **“Is it dangerous?”** Sure is! You are dealing with explosive forces inches from unprotected body parts. You absolutely 100% have to be honest with yourself, take your time, and quadruple check your work. YOU are the only thing between you and (painful) disaster.
    * **“Where should I buy things?”** There are many resources! Again, Google helps here. A tip-of-the-iceberg list would be [Midway](, [Brownells](, [American Reloading](, [Brazos Bullets](, [AmmoBrass](, and [Powder Valley]( (I’ve personally personally done business with all of these).

    You are starting at a tough time. Because of world events, a ton of people are all at the same place you are, just starting out and looking for as easy of a path as possible. If you take your time, do your due-diligence, you’ll be head and shoulders above them and cranking out rounds in no-time. Once you have the basics down, come back and join the conversation! Posts showing off your work, asking specific questions, or sharing new ideas and tips always get tons of of Fake Internet Points™. Best of luck and Cheers!

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