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    I also reload, as has been said, it can be adictive, actually not much differnt that builing your own arrows. Each day I browse the ebay listings for Herter's dies, and other reloading equipment, Collect the old calibers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuttyNative View Post
    Looks good wabbit. I still use a RCBS Rockchucker from the 60's or 70's my dad gave me. Barry, I haven't heard anyone say 30 Herret or 22 Hornet in over 25 years. Use to have both years ago.
    Both of these are for my Contender. 30 Herrett is a full-bull 14" barrel (essentially a hopped up 30-30) and suited for big game and/or long range groundhog hunting. It's got a 2X scope on it and I've made a mess of lots of groundhogs out to 200 yards. The 22 Hornet is a tapered 10" barrel with a 4X scope and this is mainly my squirrel and short range hog weapon. I have gotten 1 hog at about 150 yards and a few squirrels at around 80. Not bad for a handgun. From a bench rest I have taken out thumb tacks at 100 yards with the Herrett. That was many years ago. So long ago, in fact, that I'd be surprised if the barrels aren't rusted shut. Some day I'll dig them out and look. Then sell the whole works.
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    I also had those on a 14" Contender, a friend got me into silhouette shooting. Shot a few deer with each, nothing over 75 yards. Also had 4 Remington XP100's at the same time all chambered differently. Back then they were cheap and readily available, unlike today. Wished I still had the 221 Fireball, that was a very nice shooter. My favorite caliber for silhouettes was the 7mm-08, very versatile round.
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    Thanks guys, I'm pleased. I thought long and hard over what to get. (My grandpa had mostly RCBS gear, including a Rockchucker, Nutty Native )

    But the more I looked around I liked the turret presses because they are kind of in between a single stage and a progressive. Matter a fact, it has some of the perks of a progressive, like the ability to change out a complete set of dies without changing die settings, or a faster pace of production for handgun loads. But if you take the indexing bar out, it can be used as a single stage and can load up even magnum rifle rounds.

    I cleaned up a bunch of .308 brass yesterday, and will probably try to get a set of .308 dies next payday... Of course that means I'll also need powder, primers, and bullets for them too!
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    I have always wanted to reload. About 30 years ago I collected all the stuff, scales, etc. Then moved and had to sell it all brand new. Now I have the itch again. I think I am going to try to swing a Rockchucker kit. I want to reload a weak 30-30 for my grandson. I have a Marlin Marauder that was my father's and I want my Grandson to bag his first deer with it. So just last night I downloaded a Hogdon sheet for weaker loads that are still suitable. 26 gr of 4895 under 130 grain bullet. So I have this itch too. I am glad you scratched it wabbit. I want to scratch my itch for this.
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    I got so many itches
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    1981 Martin Cougar II MT-6, 60#, Whisker Biscuit, Fuse sight. Kwikee Kwiver
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    Progressives are the only way to go if you shoot a bunch. My silhouette partner had the 5 station Dillon and we cast all of our bullets, melted a combo of wheel weights and linotype. Miss those days.
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    My first press was a Rockchucker. Doesn't get much better for a single stage unit. Then I got a turret model. So just for info before buying check with MidWay. They used to have everything and at the best prices. Here again, that was 30 years ago or more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    My first press was a Rockchucker. Doesn't get much better for a single stage unit. Then I got a turret model. So just for info before buying check with MidWay. They used to have everything and at the best prices. Here again, that was 30 years ago or more.
    I looked all over the place once I decided exactly what I wanted. The leader at first was Amazon, with our Prime membership there is free shipping on most things... Midway was a close second. When I got the tax return though, Midway had a $45 off coupon, and some stuff was on sale, so with no sales tax it actually beat Amazon including shipping by almost $60!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    My first press was a Rockchucker. Doesn't get much better for a single stage unit. Then I got a turret model. So just for info before buying check with MidWay. They used to have everything and at the best prices. Here again, that was 30 years ago or more.
    Larry even sells archery gear now...
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    http://www.cascadianbowmen.org/
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    Martin 06 Slayer, Nitrous C, Shoot thru, 55lb, Quiktune 3000, HHA OL 5519 2X, Easton A/C/C
    Ben Pearson 1968 'Cougar' 62" 45#s @ 28" recurve, parallel shaft POC, Zwickey 'Eskimo' 2 blade

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