First of all, I'd like to thank everyone on here for all the help in getting started handloading. I have ordered a set up from cabela's- the Lee Breechlock Kit- and I cant wait until it gets here. I also ordered a set of Lee 30-06 dies for my first endeavor into reloading. I have a Ruger #1 in 35 whelen, but I'd hate to hurt that rifle due to a first timer's mistake so ill take the risk with my old remington 742 until I get comfortable with what I'm doing. My first question is in regards to a comment made by a guy I was talking to. He said to "watch out how hot I load for an old auto like that". Is there any truth to older autos being brittle, or is he just blowing smoke. Also if anyone has loaded for a 22" barreled 742 do you have any data as far as loads you liked, what was accurate, or any other advice you can give a beginner.
Also, is there anywhere I could go to look at some pics of other people's reloading benches to give me some ideas when I get set up? Thanks