OK, I will be ordering the ABC's of reloading to go along with this setup but I know I will need odds and ends. I grabbed the big-ol-box o' reloading stuff from bigPhil on the swap and sell and another forum member is going to tote it down to the valley for me so that I have it about the time I return from the sand box. That said I am sure there are some odds and ends that I will need to round out the set and I am looking for ideas so I don't spend 1/2 the summer waiting on bits and pieces!
Here's what I got:
RCBS Rockchucker press
RCBD Partner press
RCBS priming tool
2X RCBS Powder Measures with precision adjustment
3X RCBS reloading blocks
Trickle powder measure
Forster case trimmer
RCBS Lube pad
200 .223 Win. cases unused
200 .308 Win case unused
500 rnds Point .45 230Gr. FMJ bullets
RCBS .40cal carbide dies
RCBS .45cal carbide dies
RCBS .308 neck size die
Hornady .223 full length dies
I plan on starting with the 308 since I am most of the way there but ultimately I have a WSM fetish and it is too expensive to uphold so that is the primary purpose for this venture. I want to get set up for 325WSM, 270WSM, and fairly soon 25WSSM and perhaps 300 OSSM.
I seem to recall that there are cartridge specific dies for the forster, I imagine that they will have to be ordered, also a good set of (inexpensive) calipers but I am sure I am missing stuff.
From my reading H414 seems like a good powder for all of the fat WSM/WSSM cases but not so much for the 308. I would like to find a good powder that would do well in the 308 but also work for 30-30, 7mag and 223 if such a beast exists.
Are primers still impossible to find? Should I order a bunch now? I know I will need winchester LRM for the 325 &270 and my Hornady load manual calls for federal 210m for the 308, and Win LR for my 7mm, 30-30 and a future 25wssm.
Any way, you get the idea I am trying to take what I have and compile a shopping list to get to where I need to be.