Originally Posted by Absolver5000
Yeah I was eyeballing the Lee Classic reloader kit. Runs about $25-30 depending on where you shop. Had me infinitely interested because it WASN'T a $200 press kit.
I've heard you should put reloads in a semi-automatic though. I'm just skiddish because my primary gun-advice buddy went to Front Sight and came back with a story about a guy blowing up a nice new Springfield with reloads, and then blowing up a second nice new Springfield with reloads.
Any Idiot can blow up a gun with hot loads, the object is NOT to blow up guns but to manufacture safe, reliable ammunition at a very reasonable cost (after you recover the cost of your loading equipment.) Did your pal say what the powder charge was in the loads he was shooting that destroyed the Springfields?
Yes, there are those who load to the maximum for everything, and there are those of us who load for the enjoyment of shooting our hand rolled ammo, using proper powder loads. The object is to have a means of supplying your shooting sport with the best product. Spend some time here, listen to LD Bennett and the seasoned shooters here in the forum before you make the plunge. Make sure you know what you want, then go after it.