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    The Obama effect...
    It's still an issue here in MA. Have to get to WalMart same day as the delivery truck. Local guy has some but still pricey... Looking at the Dillon square deal B setup in 45 from the factory, then order the needed items for 38 spec.

    Same issue with brass and primers, hard to find..

    3 more years like this.. UGHHH...
    You can give peace a chance alright..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6shootercarry View Post
    The Obama effect...
    It's still an issue here in MA. Have to get to WalMart same day as the delivery truck. Local guy has some but still pricey... Looking at the Dillon square deal B setup in 45 from the factory, then order the needed items for 38 spec.

    Same issue with brass and primers, hard to find..

    3 more years like this.. UGHHH...
    I highly recommend the Dillon RL550B...

    2010 is coming, fire-congress and we knee-cap Obama & Company...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    I highly recommend the Dillon RL550B...

    2010 is coming, fire-congress and we knee-cap Obama & Company...

    I second that...A fresh start would be a good start.

    I was looking at the 550B (and some of the others) today... I'm not experienced with reloading so I'm looking for a fast "get up and get running" system that I can learn with just for handgun cartridges for now. I like the Square Deal B as it's set up from the factory and ready to run for one cartridge (45 auto for me). Once I get the hang of it I'll be inclined to make adjustments and experiment. Then I'll buy the parts for 38 spec.
    The RL550 requires the dies to be purchased along with the unit so that's an added cost. I'm also trying to keep to a budget. I appreciate the input and I'll let you know what I choose. Any good or recommended reading / resources for a novice?

    Thanks
    You can give peace a chance alright..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6shootercarry View Post
    I second that...A fresh start would be a good start.

    I was looking at the 550B (and some of the others) today... I'm not experienced with reloading so I'm looking for a fast "get up and get running" system that I can learn with just for handgun cartridges for now. I like the Square Deal B as it's set up from the factory and ready to run for one cartridge (45 auto for me). Once I get the hang of it I'll be inclined to make adjustments and experiment. Then I'll buy the parts for 38 spec.
    The RL550 requires the dies to be purchased along with the unit so that's an added cost. I'm also trying to keep to a budget. I appreciate the input and I'll let you know what I choose. Any good or recommended reading / resources for a novice?

    Thanks
    Here is a link to a series of youtube videos on scratch setup, things you need besides the press,etc., & using the Dillon RL550B that is pretty darn good, I have watched them previously and there are about 5 of them if I recall correctly;
    YouTube - How to reload with a Dillon RL 550B Part 1

    Additionally I think Dillon changes their deals on what is included when you buy a press from time to time; when I bought the RL550B I got everything I needed to get up and going on one cartridge...

    The press is pretty darn easy to use and setup, additionally, the RL550B can do any rifle or pistol cartridge smaller than 50 BMG, the Square Deal B can only do a small number of pistol cartridges and no rifle cartridges...

    The 50-100 or so extra bucks you might have to pay for the first set of dies to get up and rolling now days is well-worth the price in comparison to what you are losing out on with the Square Deal B.

    More RL 550s have been sold than any other progressive machine in the world. And for good reason. The RL 550B's versatility is almost unlimited. It will load over 120 different rifle and pistol calibers. Its quick change toolhead allows the user to change calibers without having to readjust dies. Used with Dillon three-die pistol sets, the RL 550B allows crimping to be done separately in the last station. This feature makes die adjustment easier and produces a more consistent and accurate round of ammunition. For this reason, more competition ammunition is loaded on Dillon progressives than on all other loading machines combined. NOTE: Dies sets sold separately. *Shown with the following optional accessories: Low Powder Sensor, Plastic Roller Handle, Strong Mount and Bullet Tray...
    Dillon RL 550B @ www.reloadersnest.com

    This guy is a Dillon Dealer and he may yet still offer better deals than Dillon has listed when buying direct from Dillon; either way I have dealt with him before and even if he does not include the first set of dies, he will give you a good deal on them, and get them delivered to your front door.
    SUGARFREEBOB.COM

    Feel free to PM me on any reloading or equipment questions.

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    I've been a long time reloader (I use Lee Progressive because of the price and rifle rounds), but the problem is the price and access to powder and primers. Only primers I've seen in the last year is Wolf, but then could not get the powders I use. Got primers (Wolf) for my rifle loads but no powder, got powder for my pistol loads but no primers. The prices for reloading target ammo (brass, powder, primers and bullets) is now getting as expensive as buying factory cartridges (pistol/revolver).

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    Quote Originally Posted by melloyello View Post
    I've been a long time reloader (I use Lee Progressive because of the price and rifle rounds), but the problem is the price and access to powder and primers. Only primers I've seen in the last year is Wolf, but then could not get the powders I use. Got primers (Wolf) for my rifle loads but no powder, got powder for my pistol loads but no primers. The prices for reloading target ammo (brass, powder, primers and bullets) is now getting as expensive as buying factory cartridges (pistol/revolver).
    Personally, I abhor Wolf or anything else I can buy American first...

    Have you tried ...
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    Cabela's Official Website - Quality Hunting, Fishing, Camping and Outdoor Gear at competitive prices.
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    They go quick but if you fill out the notify me when available option, you will get an email when they have them in stock, which will allow you to get a jump on other folks less proactive in their search for the elusive small-pistol primers or other items of interest...

    I am also often able to get primers at gun shows & at Welcome to Bargain Pawn, The Family Friendly Pawn Shop at the TOP of the Valley! a large gun & ammo dealer in Las Vegas, Nevada...
    of course the prices are not what they were before November 2008 but they are available if you dig hard enough...

    I have found deals on bulk once-fired brass at AuctionArms.com - Online Gun Auction & Guns For Sale and Guns - Online Gun Auction - Guns at GunBroker.com and brassmanbrass.com Home Page

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  9. I gauge ammo availability by what I see at Wally World. I am now starting to see a lot more 9mm, 40 cal, 45, 25, 44 and even 357sig. NO 38 special or 22 Bulk to speak of. Haven't seen 380 for months.

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    Ammo Shortage is Officially Over

    Quote Originally Posted by krmgator View Post
    I gauge ammo availability by what I see at Wally World. I am now starting to see a lot more 9mm, 40 cal, 45, 25, 44 and even 357sig. NO 38 special or 22 Bulk to speak of. Haven't seen 380 for months.
    I think the Ammo Shortage is Officially Over.

    I went to Cabalas yesterday and they had all the ammo you could ask for.

    They had a pile in the middle of the ammo section stacked solid with HERTER’S Ammo.

    380, 9mm, 40cal. Rifle ammo, and tons of bulk 22s.

    I bought 9mm 115gr . FMJ, steel case, non-corrosive, Berdan primed for $8.95 a box.

    All the other shelves were full also.
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    Our Cabelas has been well stocked since late last year. For the last couple months, our Wally World has been fairly well stocked, in that there has been at least a couple boxes of each caliber that they carry. The one exception is still .380, which did appear a couple times right around Christmas. But I haven't seen any since then.
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