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    Tennessee Jed
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:28 pm

    I've always heard Utah was a good place to be. Sounds like that was a correct statement.
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    Post by Devereaux on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:43 pm

    Cornmastah wrote:I think I must live in the firearms Utopia.  Within about a 10 min drive, we have like 6-10 gun shops and several more pawn shops with ffl's and even more basement/garage ffl dealers.  Then again, when it comes to shortages, there are that many more people fighting over the same supplies.

    That's what the internet is for.
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:56 pm

    Beta, if you move fast, you can get some Unique at Cabelas:

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Reloading/Reloading-Powders-Primers%7C/pc/104792580/c/104761080/sc/333152280/Alliant-Smokeless-Powder/731761.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Freloading-powder-primers-accessories%2F_%2FN-1109591%2F&WT.mc_id=ir92929&WT.tsrc=AFF&rid=10

    EVERY handloader needs a few pounds. One of the most versatile powders on the planet.
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    Post by betafu2 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:21 pm

    Sweet, thank you Tennessee Jed! Snagged 3 lbs.
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:37 am

    Outstanding! You will not regret it. I can't think of any caliber that Unique can't load well.
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    Post by betafu2 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:56 pm

    Was worth it, their hazmat is only 20 bucks. Thanks again!
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:06 pm

    My pleasure. I've got a few pounds of Unigue, but still darn near ordered more just due to the lower haz mat fee
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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:22 pm

    ARRRG..... Somehow I missed this post yesterday. I would have bought a few more pounds of Unique. I'm not out yet, but I don't ever want to run out completely. Unique is my most used powder. Keep posting it when you see it, hopefully I will catch it next time.
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:25 pm

    Looks like Natchez has it right now.

    http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=HPUN1&src=ppj&utm_source=pj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=43737

    I don't watch Natchez much because they won't sell to Tennessee residents. No idea why. Good lick.
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    Post by betafu2 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:30 pm

    So this week I'm going to pick up a reloading book. Now the question is, I have an extra iPad, do I just turn it into my reloading tablet and get all PDFs? Or acknowledge I'm 41 and books are good enough for me and they were good enough for my dad and his dad?

    And I'm not handy at all, so a buddy is going to come over for some Hefeweizen (after of course) and after I spec out what I want and get the supplies from Lowes/Home Depot/whatever build with me a nice reloading bench for the garage. So that's another thing off the checklist.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:43 pm

    Ha ha, I just went to buy it and added it to my cart, but when I went to check out, it was sold out. Grrrr....
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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:46 pm

    Beta- I would buy some physical books. I have 7-8 and use them all the time. I do, however, record my load data on a google spreadsheet that I can access from my ipad, phone, or computer at any time. Keep good notes and write down what works and what does not.
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    Post by betafu2 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:58 pm

    Awesome. I picked up a like-new The ABCs Of Reloading: The Definitive Guide for Novice to Expert for 15 bucks with free shipping from Ebay right now - Amazon had like-new at around 2-3 times that price.
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:11 pm

    One other thing, if you're still going with a Lee press, there's a guy goes by the handle "San Francisco Liberal With A Gun" who has some very helpful videos on YouTube for working with Lee Presses. Those videos helped me figure out what I couldn't glean from the written materials I had.

    Lee also has some helpful videos on their website.
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    Post by betafu2 on Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:55 pm

    Yeah I'm still debating between Lee (low entry cost, I can get a starter kit for around 120) and the entry level Dylan (around 3 times more but you can upgrade easily to a progressive from it.)
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    Post by Cornmastah on Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:24 am

    I would say that it never hurts having a single stage press around. Some things I like to load on the progressive, some on the single stage. A lot of my rifle cartridges I still do on the single stage, unless I am cranking out plinking ammo. Just my opinion, but I would say get the lee single stage now, and after using it for a while (learning what you love and hate about it and what you wished it could do), upgrade later.

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