This is a discussion on Newbie reloading within the Reloading forums, part of the Sniping Related category; I’m looking for advice on what setup I should get to reload one bullet at a time 6.5 creedmoor,I have never reloaded and want to ...
I’m looking for advice on what setup I should get to reload one bullet at a time 6.5 creedmoor,I have never reloaded and want to start out simple until I learn. Any suggestions on what setup would be good for me. Thank you
For singled bullet at a time, my set up is an RCBS press, RCBS dies and shell holders, an RCBS powder thrower, (manual type), a small digital scale to measure the charge you throw to confirm weight, just to name a few of the critical things. Of course, you can buy manuals or download data from the powder or bullet manufacturers. Get a solid understanding of the way your press works, how to prep cases, such as trim, debur, chamfer, polish, etc.
Originally Posted by Thunder14
Many manufacturers offer packages that have all the essentials, Hornady, Lee, Dillon, RCBS.
There are a ton of youtube videos on how reload and some are very well done. The more you watch the more you'll learn what "sounds" right and what could potentially be dangerous.
And join forums to ask a lot of questions. There will always be knowledgeable answers. When you do ask questions, make sure you offer as much information as to what the problem is up front, so the answers will be more specific.
I have yet to see a kit that does everything really well. I started with a Lee Handloader which comes in handy as a portable unit.
I have Forster coax press and Forster and Lee Dies and a RCBS bar scale and a RCBS Chargemaster I use as a powder through and I use their RCBS primer tool.
I have Wilson Sinclair Case Trimmer, RCBS deburring tool, 2 RCBS dial micrometers and one Mitutoyo digital micrometer that I like.
I have multiple micrometers because I leave them set up with the Hornady bullet comparator or headspace comparators to measure Base to Ogive, Headspace, and other miscellaneous measurements. I have dies that I purchase and leave set up for just one rifle rather than re adjust for a different rifle of the same caliber. I'm getting lazy in my old age. I have a Reading powder trickler that works better than I thought it would.
Very good info from Martino1. I also have a Forster Co-Ax as well as a redding big boss and a sinclair trimmer which I run on a quick change press setup from inline fab. I have been thru several presses and they have their pros and cons but to me the coax does everything I need. I use redding big boss for larger magnums. I am running a chargemaster also followed by an A&D Fx120i with dandy trickler. There are several things needed for reloading but the thing that needs to be addresed is what are you looking to get out of it and what is your accuracy expectations you have for your not only your reloads but your rifle? You can drop some money on reloading gear quick and in a hurry but many like myself that try everything and have been doing it for years have wasted our money already on stuff that is simply inadequate for our overall reloading outcome.
I bought a kit from an ebay store called lyman bargain den. best priced one I could find, got everything to get you going other than a micrometer, dies and shell holders. Personally ive been using the hornady custom grade dies.