Stupid Newbie Question

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by InigoMontoya, May 19, 2005.

  1. InigoMontoya

    InigoMontoya New Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    China Lake, CA
    Yes, I'm a newb. Please be gentle.....

    OK, I have a rather large laboratory gun in my possession. It's brand new and as such I'm still gearing up for it's first firing. It uses a 3-stage ignition system which is irrelevent except for one point: It's first stage is a primed .300 Win Mag case.

    So obviously I need to get myself set up for priming .300 Win Mag cases. Buying the cases should be pretty straight forward. Ditto for the primers too, I would imagine (or am I showing my ignorance with that statement?).

    But what about the reloading dies? When I look at the Cabelas website I see all sorts of different dies and such. But I've no idea what I really need or the proper nomenclature in the reloading world. All I need is the ability to put primers in brand new brass (I will not be re-using the brass). What do I need to accomplish this?

  2. richbug

    richbug New Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    If you just want to prime the brass, and not load actual ammunition, BUy a Lee Autoprime tool and shell holder #5 for an auto prime, the auto prime is about $15, and the shell holder is about $3. it is a small hand held tool that is the easiest tool to prime cases with, and it is cheap.

  3. InigoMontoya

    InigoMontoya New Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    China Lake, CA
    Ooooo.... Looks like exactly what I need. Thanks again.
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