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Hey I'm new to reloading and i was wondering if anybody could give me some help?

I would like some info on reloading .308, ,22-250, 270, and 7mm rem mag.

anything yall can help me with would be good

and what kind of equipment should i get?
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for info i use manuels but if you like the net check out www.data.hodgdon.com follow the links to the reloading data. i havent ever loaded the .308 or the 7mm but i have loaded a gods plenty of the .243 and the 300 mag which really they are the same just different calibers, the .270 i am new too my bro in law has one i just bought a .280 so we are learning on those together, the 22-250 i have loaded quite a  bit of and i prefer varget and  h-380 stuff like  that as far as equipment goes i like rcbs stuff its not really spendy but the quality is good, if you wanna spend a lot buy redding dies for a more precise work, but then again for general plinking and hunting rcbs dies have done everything i have ever asked of them and there guaranteed for life. i would highly recommend a digital scale for sure. let us know anything else you want to know we will be glad to help.
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Some cheap insurance is a set of scale check weights.  They make sure that your scale is set up right.  If the scale is off level just a little bit it can make a big differance. 

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huntindawg
 

This is the items i have and I love them....

Lyman T-Mag II Expert Reloading Kit 

Dillon Bullet Puller                                      this is a must for a new reloader.

Lyman Turbo Twin Tumbler          ;           ;  I use tuff nut media

RCBS Universal Load Block

Holland's Primer Pocket Cleaner

Electronic Digital Caliper

I use lee,rcbs,foster bonza dies. all the dies are good some just have a lower tolerance for play..

The loading manuals are up to you but i have a hornaday,nosler and the lyman that came with the kit.

The above will be a great start... i also have the items below but they are not a nesasery

acculab  VIC-Series Precision Balances  this is to duble check my weights.

 

  as you go you will find things you need and or want to help with what you are loading for.

 

HOPE this will help.GOOD LUCK

 

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Huntindawg, I would recommend just getting one of the starter kits from RCBS, Redding, Lyman, Hornady, etc. and a good reloading manual (provided in some of the kits already).  Select a kit that includes a good, solid, proven press such as the RCBS Rockchucker or Redding Boss.  Avoid the progressive presses until you get some experience in reloading and you plan to load in huge batches.  Then get die sets for the calibers you will load for and the appropriate shellholders to hold the cases to the press ram.  Read the manual thoroughly to see which powders would be appropriate for your selected bullet styles / weights before buying powders, primers, and bullets.  Take your time at first, be very careful, keeping safety first and foremost in your mind, and pay close attention to the max charges in the manuals.  Once you gain more experience, you will soon find out what other equipment items you want/need, but the kits will have most everything needed to get started.  You will also need a sturdy bench to mount the press on and provide a work surface.

 

Once you get started, feel free to ask questions here and we can help you.

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Huntindawg, Ted's suggestion is a good one if you are new to reloading. Everything you need will be in the kit except bullets, brass, primers and powder. I have had good luck with Hodgdon powders for years and with just two powders, 4831 and 4064, you would be well served for all four cartridges.

If you want to spend more time and have fun shopping look at BigDaddy's list. That's how I started. My press is a RCBS Rock Chucker, which is always a solid choice. Most of the dies are RCBS with some Redding's. The rest of the equipment is RCBS, Forster and Hornady.

Good Luck!

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hey thanks for the info everyone!
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