What is needed to get started
Posted by on 27 December 2012 11:51 AM
If you have no loading equipment and are just getting started, you must consider that these basic steps need to be taken.

1. Resize and deprime the spent case
2. Prime the spent case
3. Charge the case
4. Seat and crimp (if desired) a new bullet.

We have aggressively priced kits that contain everything you need to get started. The Lee Anniversary Kit, Breech Lock Challenger Kit, and Lee Classic Turret Press Kit. With either kit, only dies are extra. We highly recommend Lee Dies as they are the only ones that include a shell holder (except RGB) necessary for presses to use the dies. Lee dies also include load data and a powder dipper that is appropriate for most loads on the data sheet. 

If loading rifle cases, we recommend the purchase of the appropriate case length gauge to use in conjunction with the cutter and lock stud that comes with the Anniversary and Classic Turret Press kit. In combination, this tool ensures that cases don't get too long to cause potential pressure problems.

There are many more options and we would be happy to send you a free catalog. Simply fill out your request on our website: