ninjajimmy Posted October 16, 2014 Report Share Posted October 16, 2014 After some thought, and with how expensive match 308 ammo is i've decided to give reloading a shot. I plan to mostly reload for the bolt gun, but after some testing with the SR, plan to do that as well.I've don'e research and have received most of what I ordered.RCBS Rock ChuckerRCBS Case Lube kitRedding Deluxe Die Set .308RCBS Shell HolderSinclair Ultimate Case Trimmer (only thing i'm waiting to arrive) RCBS Chargemaster 1500 RCBS 505 scaleFlash hole Deburring ToolFlash hole reamerPrimer Pocket ReamerPrimer Pocket CleanerCase Chamfer and Deburring toolLarge Rifle Primer Pocket UniformerNeck brushFrankford Arsenal Case Tumbler/Separator RCBS Stuck case remover RCBS Hand primerPowder Trickler 2FunnelWilson Case Length Headspace gaugeAlso ordered a pair of calipers as well as the Sierra and Hornady Reloading Manuals. I grabbed some Varget and Federal 210M primers. Plus, I've already scored 400 Hornady 178gr A-max bullets. I also scored a Chrono to have even more data when testing loads.Wasn't sure what I was going to do for a bench, but I found a gem at Harbor Freight. It's about 100lbs empty and looks like it will be perfect for a first bench! Rock solid with no movement! The press is going to mount on the right side where the vise is. I've seen others make a wood adaptor so the press is removable and out of the way. Got my press in and started playing around with full length resizing/depriming as well as bullet seating. Marked the OAL of these on the case. The cases are not trimmed (still waiting on my trimmer). Just cleaned, deprimed, resized, and bullet seated. I found some of the cases were getting small dimples when resizing so I'm experimenting with how much lube. Going for a less is more thing. Also plan to try a few different OAL. Something close to what I have now, the guide sugested OAL, and slightly longer than the guide specified 2.810" Now just waiting on my case trimmer from Sinclair. Unfortunately, the case trimmer is on backorder so i'm not sure when i'll get the full process started. Here is where i'm at right now. It's all coming together. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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