Okies, let’s get right down to business. I currently have a .40S&W, and am buying about $150/month on factory ammo…
I’m going to purchase a 9mm for NRA competition type shooting. Have NO idea as to the power factor requirements for that, or if I should approach the low end or the “hot” end for competition.
Thinking about getting either an RCSB or DILLON PRECiSION single stage press (I do NOT want a progressive because I will want TOTAL control of powder measure and everything else). I pretty much realize that in the long run reloading will be cheaper for me given that I’ll be a high volume shooter.
Also, I shoot VERY long range with a .308. So I would indeed like to work up an optimal load for that. Match grade ammo is the only ammo I find remotely acceptable off-the-shelf, so now we’re talking about two pistol calibers and one rifle, and that’s a minimum at this point, because I intend to purchase a few more “range toys” lol.
Question is this: RCSB or DILLON??
My most recent advice, from a guy that does 500-800 yard prairie dog shooting, is DILLON, but that’s rifle, while I’m talking about precision loading 9mm on a VERY regular basis.
Anyone have recommendations?
Also, I know I need the press and die sets for each caliber, but can anyone give me a recommended (with brand) list of the other stuff for PRECISION, round by round, to the 1/100 gr (or smaller tolerance) for 9mm pistol reloading? What’s the best powder scale? Who makes the best bullets? Who makes the best powder? Used to be Hodgon(sp?), but are there others that are any better? What about all the other stuff?
ALL INPUT IS WELCOME ON THIS!! (That includes advice, not just comments).
Thanks a ton!