There is an initial cost of buying equipment in order to reload . It takes a long time to recoup your expenses but the satisfaction of shooting a deer , woodchuck , etc with something that you put together outweighs the cost . It also gives you the opportunity to tweak loads for your individual guns .
I was lucky and was able to buy a used Lyman Turret press from a woman whose uncle gave it to her . I bought a couple of manuals and read them twice before even starting to reload . Initially I was a bit scared to reload but after I got into it , it became easier . I purchased a tumbler and a Lee single stage press along with some Lee Deluxe Rifle Dies .
My son wants to reload so we may give the 44 mags a try in the next couple weeks . He is pushing me to hurry up but I don't want to jump into that without making sure I have everything I need before we start .
So far I have only reloaded for my 223 and 7-30 waters . I killed a doe with a reload from the 7-30 waters . I had taken the wrong rounds and did it with a necked down 30-30 cartridge that I hadn't fire formed yet . It was fire formed after I shot the deer .
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