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I just upgraded my reloading set up from a Hornady single stage press to the Iron press kit with auto prime. It's mounted to my reloading bench on an Inline Fabrication ultra mount. That allows for rock solid, seated or standing reloading sessions. I also have a lot of the Hornady products for case prep, as in most of them... If you are looking for some excellent videos that are specifically for Hornady products, look up the Hornady Loader and Ultimate Reloader channels on YouTube.

I mostly reload for my 45, but plan to add 30-06 when I get around to it as I already have everything I need.
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You're loading for .308? What type of shooting do you want to load for? 100-300 yards? Long range? How much brass prep are you wanting/willing to do? Feel free to ask any questions, I've been loading for a little over 20 years, everything from benchrest 100 yards to long range. Here's a good start for you.
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After I bought a box of Winchester .308 win Match ammo for $42 for a box of 20 I decided I was going to have to start... lol

My press comes in the mail tomorrow. I got the Hornady Iron single stage press kit. I've been setting up a workbench with a removable mount for the press so it can be a multi use table. Got the idea online and ran with it

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I know the pain. I've got a .300 weatherby mag. It's between 70-90$ for a box of 20 depending on how many grains I want. But I don't hunt anymore so I just target shoot with it. My dad however reloads everything he shoots.


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I just upgraded my reloading set up from a Hornady single stage press to the Iron press kit with auto prime. It's mounted to my reloading bench on an Inline Fabrication ultra mount. That allows for rock solid, seated or standing reloading sessions. I also have a lot of the Hornady products for case prep, as in most of them... If you are looking for some excellent videos that are specifically for Hornady products, look up the Hornady Loader and Ultimate Reloader channels on YouTube.

I mostly reload for my 45, but plan to add 30-06 when I get around to it as I already have everything I need.
AWESOME!!! How do you like it so far? That's what is showing up tomorrow... minus the ultra mount...
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You're loading for .308? What type of shooting do you want to load for? 100-300 yards? Long range? How much brass prep are you wanting/willing to do? Feel free to ask any questions, I've been loading for a little over 20 years, everything from benchrest 100 yards to long range. Here's a good start for you.
http://www.6mmbr.com/308Win.html
I mostly want to shoot between 300-800 yards... push out to 1k someday... but obviously sometimes 100-300 when not at the official range.

My gun likes FGMM 175, and I found a clone load for it, so I'll start there for the long range ammo... but I have no idea for cheap <300yds "plinking" ammo...
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I know the pain. I've got a .300 weatherby mag. It's between 70-90$ for a box of 20 depending on how many grains I want. But I don't hunt anymore so I just target shoot with it. My dad however reloads everything he shoots.


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@Len1304 thr quote didn't work right somehow... that's insane pricing! Though there is less temptation to fire off a whole 20 round mag in 10 seconds with a bolt gun... so there is that lol.

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@Len1304 thr quote didn't work right somehow... that's insane pricing! Though there is less temptation to fire off a whole 20 round mag in 10 seconds with a bolt gun... so there is that lol.

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Yea, my last visit to the range I put 17 rounds through it. My shoulder was black and blue for a week. But when I go to the range I usually burn off a box of .300, 500 rounds of 9mm plinking rounds and at least 500 rounds of .22. I like shooting my .300 because it scares people every time I pull the trigger.




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I read a lot and went to reloading clinics at some of the local gun stores, and look up manufacture of the equipment presses you bought. They have a lot of videos online now. I group I use a lot in Ballistic Products, they have all manner books, reloading tables, and how to's
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To be honest, I have not used it much yet... I have played with it and deprimed around 2,000 rounds of used shells for wet tumbling. I still have 1,400 rounds loaded up so there is no hurry to get serious.
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The single stage press is a good starting point for getting into reloading. Also need to buy a good reloading manual or two. The internet has tons of loading data but better to start with a book that explains the why of it. If you bought a 'kit' it should have a powder measure and a few odds and ends you will need.

For one rifle caliber it should not get too complicated. As your reloading manual will say, start below maximum charge and work up. Seating depth for the bullet and any crimp are the hardest things to get sorted (and they are not actually difficult). On top of that your rifle will likely favor one load over others and the only way to find that happy spot it to test and then test some more.

I have reloaded thousands and thousands of pistol caliber rounds but other than .223 years ago and now 6.8 Rem and 45-70 I am not much of a rifle reloader.

Reloading is about the only way a person can afford to actually shoot much
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