I am getting ready to get all the things I need to reload my first batcch of brass and I am hoping I can run this by you folks to make sure I am as prepared as can be.
I have read ABC's of reloading and Lyman's 48th edition, reviewed the Speer book and the Hogdon Chart.
I have the Lee classic loader with the apropriate hammer
I have a scale, cutter, chamfer, deburring tool, powder trickler, lube and pad, caliper and primer pocket cleaner.
I am about to order materials. I plan to reload for use at the range for the moment until I become proficient with it and then move to more precise hunting loads in time for the season. The materials I plan to get are:
Winchester Large Rifle primers #8-1/2
Hogdon H4895 smokeless (loading 56grains)
Hornady 45caliber (45 interlock 300 grain
I am reusing the brass from Hornady Leverevolution 325 grain cartridges.
Any and all feedback would be very much appreciated since this is truly my first run at reloading.
336cs 35 rem
Hey there tg -- Have you loaded up a dummy round with your components yet? Will the shorter Hornady brass reach the crimp ring in the Lee Loader? Best regards. Wind
I have not actually. I should have included that question regarding the brass. I understand that hornday brass is shorter so I am guessing I may have to consider different brass possibly if the hornday shells are too short. I was actually aware of that and failed to mention it.
336cs 35 rem
sounds like you have everything you need to me. and the classic lee will crimp your brass no problem, its the dies you use in a press that have a hard time with the shorter brass
Can new, high quality .45-70 brass be bought at Gander Mountain, Bass Pro, etc., or are on-line sources much more economical? Can brass be bought in quantities like 500? Can you tell I've never bought anything except factory loads? I'm just tryin' to hook onto goochie's tail to pick up some info? Is brass plentiful?
Some members order brass directly from Starline but I was putting in a small order with Midway USA anyway, found an online coupon that covered most of the shipping, and just ordered from them. For $43.40 per 100, I considered this a good price.
Reloading Brass 45-70 Government
Midway USA Promo Codes (7 available / $12 avg savings) - Coupon Chief
If I cannot find one that works, I just wait to place my order until I find one. I mostly use the $10 coupons that covers most of the shipping.