Posted: 1/24/2009 8:46:58 AM EST
|Originally Posted By wheatons83:
I forgot I've got 2000 once fired lake city brass I pick up off the range, with those damn crimps
Which sends me directly to purchase the dillon swager tool for 95 bones, before a can really do anything
Do any of you guys reload alot of mil brass?
Mil brass is pretty much all I reload. That mainly has to do with the price though ($60 shipped per 1k off the EE). Best part is you only have to remove the crimp once.
As to your question about what manuals to buy. Check the stickies at the top of the forums and you'll find this info :
Q: Which reloading manual(s) should I buy first?
A: The first manual you should buy is the "ABC's of Reloading" by Bill Chevalier . As soon as possible, every hand loader should buy every manual he can afford, and borrow the rest. The following is a Must Read list, especially for beginners -
* Speer Reloading Manual,
* Hornady Handbook (in particular the 7th Edition manual published in 2007),
* Hodgon No. 27 Data Manual,
* Modern Reloading by Richard Lee,
* Metallic Cartridge Reloading by M. L. McPherson,
* Lyman Reloading Handbooks,
* Nosler Reloading Guide #5,
* Loadbooks USA Reloading Manuals (these are caliber specific), and
* Sierra "5th Edition Rifle and Handgun Manual of Reloading Data" Book
I also recommend The P.O. Ackley Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders. Every manual contains tidbits of information that might not be covered in another manual, and for this reason old manuals, particularly the Lyman manual, are valuable additions. AeroE
The reading portion of reloading is as important as the actual hands on physical portion. In fact some would venture to state that the reading portion is more important. The reading portion gives you all the do's and don'ts, why's and how's, some history of the cartridge etc. All of the recommended books above and most any others have some very pertinent information preceeding the actual load data for your particular cartridge. Don't miss out on this information. mack69