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    decided that since I am getting a .308, I should have a .308 reloading kit...the Classic Lee Loader kits struck me as simple enough for even me to figure out... I have been told that they are really good for beginning re-loaders to learn the ropes with... thing is, none of the places I looked had them in stock .. I had just about resigned myself to waiting till May or June for something I order today, which I wasn't very happy about, and then, I checked Cabelas, and was happy to find they had them in stock in several calibers, including .308... should have it by Friday... now I just need to finish paying off the gun and bring it home...

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    Congrats.....

    I don't think you be disappointed, I still have and use the one I bought for a .225 win (odd ball) back in the eighties....plus a few others.

    Give you a good slow starting point, and be able to learn the steps, at a low cost.

    If you only load what you shoot out of your gun....you should be good for a 3-4 go-a-rounds....but watch overall case length....measure each time.

    Loading brass you didn't shoot in your gun,.... I have had a problem with chambering, as a Lee Loader only sizes the neck, not the whole case.

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    They work well. I started with one mumble years ago, and still use them on occasion just because. I have started quite a few people on them when they were interested in reloading because it seems less intimidating. Have fun ( in a meticulous kind of way)!

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    I use mine to load for my .45-70. They work well and once you get the hang of it you can reload a round in under a minute... but you shouldn't rush.

    Look on youTube. There are many demonstration videos available to watch. The instructions with the loader (at least mine) leave a lot to be desired. It assumes that you already know what you're doing.

    All-in-all, a pretty slick little tool. Easy to use in the field, too.
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    been using one for 25 plus years. good choice. joe

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    Get ready for the ****BANG**** of a few primers!

    Nothing to wet your drawers over, but a bit shocking to say the least!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tettnanger View Post
    Get ready for the ****BANG**** of a few primers!

    Nothing to wet your drawers over, but a bit shocking to say the least!
    never had a primer go off. guess i might be just lucky. joe

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    They work well.

    Twice a year a group of us rent a state cabin for the weekend. We all shoot .30-06 so we sit around at the table while were talking tall tales and run an assembly line. Have had a few primers go off over the years. When you get into a rhythm you would be surprised how many you can crank out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tettnanger View Post
    Get ready for the ****BANG**** of a few primers!

    Nothing to wet your drawers over, but a bit shocking to say the least!
    Never had one go off either, or heard of any one else have one go off......just pay close attention on centering it when pushing a new one in.

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    It doesn't take having a primer off center, they pop when centered, its just that last bit when seating them that can make them pop. I had a couple go when first getting the hang of it. Sort of startling, but not dangerous. The best money spent after the Lee Loader is a Lee priming tool, and their powder measure set. That makes a pretty good setup, and a case gauge/cutter set rounds it out.

    If your cases grow fat and won't chamber, you may know someone that can full length size them on a bench press if they have 308 dies, then you should be good for a while again.


    I started off with a Lee Loader in the mid 70's, and learned the ropes of reloading. I started with 357, then 30-30, and 45-70. Had many happy hours making ammo back then. A couple small shallow baskets make handling brass simple, and for holding bullets when loading. I buy them at the thrift shops for next to nothing.

    Good luck with your loader, they are nice tools to start with, and make good ammo. I keep a couple around for portability purposes.

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