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Posted: 6/6/2008 12:30:14 AM EST
are they really the mutts nutts ? ? ?

I'm currently using a single-stage RCBS Rockchucker for loading small quantities of ammo, which is fine, but doesn't really scale up.

How much do these suckers cost, and are they easy to use/maintain ?

Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:23:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 1:44:23 AM EST
I have been thinking about a dillon.

Is it best cheaper to order them from the US?
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:42:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 2:47:02 AM EST by Bunnyassassin]
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:51:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By steven_uk:
are they really the mutts nutts ? ? ?

I'm currently using a single-stage RCBS Rockchucker for loading small quantities of ammo, which is fine, but doesn't really scale up.

How much do these suckers cost, and are they easy to use/maintain ?



If you already got a Rockchucker, you could consider something like this.

Regardless of which option, you could arrange for one of our American friends in the Team Forum to buy it and ship it over to you, dodging those nasty taxes etc.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 4:52:36 AM EST
I only reload pretty small quantities, but I'm getting bored of how long it takes.

I think the major reason for my slowness is using a balance scale to measure out each powder charge - can anyone recommend a good, consistent powder measure?

I reckon I could at least double my rate if I used one, but I've been a bit wary so far, owing to not being sure if they are going to give consistent weights.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:41:43 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:44:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 5:48:59 AM EST by PeteSlinn]
Thanks, Mark. A lot of my kit is Lee already, and I've been pleasantly surprised by most of it.

That Lyman thing looks nice, I bet I wince when I find a price though

ETA £240 for the Lyman, I think I'll just try a straightforward measure and see how it goes.
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 5:57:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 6:54:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By PeteSlinn:
Thanks, Mark. A lot of my kit is Lee already, and I've been pleasantly surprised by most of it.

That Lyman thing looks nice, I bet I wince when I find a price though

ETA £240 for the Lyman, I think I'll just try a straightforward measure and see how it goes.


Got mine on a World Tour® for that figure in dollars


I've got a Lyman 1200 with the latest speed kit fitted.
It does a grand job IMO, but that BEEP is loud enough to wake the dead

The BEEP! can be turned off in the latest model of the unit though...



Link Posted: 6/6/2008 9:47:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/6/2008 9:53:32 AM EST by DaddyPig]
This is better than the Lyman.......




Link Posted: 6/6/2008 12:35:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By DaddyPig:
This is better than the Lyman.......


gallery.mac.com/taskers/100048/-DanaInfo-shop-rcbs-com-98923/web.jpg



To be honest we have always found the Lyman one better.... seems to work quicker, and is easier to change the powder with...
Link Posted: 6/6/2008 2:36:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By streetfighter:

Originally Posted By PeteSlinn:
I think the major reason for my slowness is using a balance scale to measure out each powder charge - can anyone recommend a good, consistent powder measure?

I reckon I could at least double my rate if I used one, but I've been a bit wary so far, owing to not being sure if they are going to give consistent weights.


Lee perfect powder measure
Surprisingly good value for money
images.outdoorinteractive.net/mgen/297338_d.jpg

Of course there are more expensive measures, but realistically they don't work any better.

A lot depends though on the type of powder you use.
Ball powders are more consistent than stick types but honestly, you can throw inconsistent chargges in any measure and not ever notice the difference on the target.

Another option is the Lyman DPS1200.
I have one of these and it takes a lot of the effort out of it as it throws and weighs each charge.
All you have to do is hit the button and wait for the beep
www.reloadersnest.com/images/lyman_1200dps.jpg


And the Lee powder measures are cheap enough, you buy 10 for the price of the Lyman DPS. But if you do have more than one it helps to label them as how much of what each one throws Might save you from an expensive mistake
Link Posted: 6/7/2008 12:53:37 AM EST

Originally Posted By steven_uk:
are they really the mutts nutts ? ? ?

I'm currently using a single-stage RCBS Rockchucker for loading small quantities of ammo, which is fine, but doesn't really scale up.

How much do these suckers cost, and are they easy to use/maintain ?



I bought a Dillon 5550B in 1989, and after more than 100,000 reloads (mostly pistol rounds) its still going strong. How's that for value for money?
Only thing that broke was the powder measure - and that was replace FOC by Dillon.
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