I was wondering what would it cost to reload 38 spl per round if a person has the brass casings? What would it cost ball park for bare essential equipment to start loading?
Does the cost really matter, Buster? You know that reloaders are required to reload .38 Special. You don't even have to own a S&W Masterpiece for punching neat holes in paper with the wadcutters, Although if you can do that you will be Living the Legend.I was wondering what would it cost to reload 38 spl per round if a person has the brass casings? What would it cost ball park for bare essential equipment to start loading?
I have the three dies in that second link with the powder measure and the shell holder. Don't have the plastic case, but I'd be willing to let you have it for the shipping cost. Send me a PM if you're interested.This....no press
Or this....have a press
Per round cost if you have all of the equipment and brass you need, so that all you need is powder, bullet and primer works out to be around 16 cents per round. The major expense is the bullet.
I have some Lee dies, and some RCBS dies, and a couple Lyman M-dies, and one set of Redding dies. All good. I personally prefer OD micrometers over calipers (even have a preference for Brown & Sharpe), but I was a machinist back in the day.That's the kit I started out with. Never had a problem with it. Do note that it doesn't come with the bolts to mount it. You'll need dies- make sure you always get carbide dies when you can. I personally chose the 4 die set, which has an optional factory crimp die. You'll want a few other nice but not totally necessary things like a loading tray, bullet puller, digital or dail calipers. Those are actually necessary, the calipers. And definitely get that book. Have fun!
BTW that's a good price on the kit. I think I paid 150 +shipping on Amazon
I don't load .38's but,What are some suggestions for powder just for punching paper?