Thinking Of Reloading Ammo?

On a budget? Buy one of these. I started with one almost fifty years ago. They work. $26.49 at Midway USA. You’ll also need powder, primers, and bullets. The hammer doesn’t come with it.


Here is how to use one. They are a bit slow but the video shows that they aren’t that slow.

Thanks to Dutchman.

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9 Responses to Thinking Of Reloading Ammo?

  1. Rockheim says:

    DOH!! Boat missed again..
    Only avail in .357 mag and 45 ACP right now.. All other calibers seem to be sold out at that site..

  2. JJ says:

    I have reloaded .45-70 and .45 Colt with these. I also have the hand tool for using normal reloading dies. Works in a pinch.

  3. R.D. Walker says:

    Went to Walmart yesterday gift card in hand. Ammo shelves were empty of everything except shotgun shells, .22s and grandpa’s stuff .30-06 etc. The drought is on.

  4. pateriot says:

    So… were do you get primers, bullets and powder from?

  5. Jim22 says:

    A couple tips:

    If you choose to use a Lee Loader make sure you use something like the plastic-faced hammer as shown in the video. If you use a metal-faced hammer you will beat up the head of the cartridge case. That will negatively affect chambering, extraction, and possibly headspace.

    The kits come with a list of loads for the caliber you want to load. Those loads are not maximum loads but actually slightly reduced loads. The kit comes with a single powder dipper. It is calibrated for differing loads. For instance if you are loading the .30-06 it will work for different bullet weights. In order for that to work you use a different powder for each different bullet weight. You’re best, at first anyway, to stick with one bullet weight and one powder.

    Lee also sells kits of different sized powder scoops, each calibrated for differing loads with other powders. They also have adjustable powder measures. It all depands on the size of your budget.

    But as you can see Lee has for many years made it possible for shooters to shoot economically.

  6. RJM says:

    Try to find a local source for powder and primers, if it requires to be shipped the hazardous material fee can be higher than the powder and primers.

    Just about every Scheel’s has a reloading section, or if you find a local store, it will save you on shipping.

  7. sortahwitte says:

    Was just on Cabelas. They have one in stock for all except 223. Yes, buy your powder in person.