As my 'collection' increases, I find that I have firearms that have no readily available and inexpensive supply of ammo. Things like 7.5Swiss, and .303 Brit. come to mind. I sold a very nice MAS 39/56 a while back because I could find no ammo at all. So that has had me thinking about the reloading game.
Many years ago I used to hang out with my older cousin all the time. We walked no telling how many miles in the woods together, hunting, fishing, shooting. Many a time we would go to the local store and buy multiple bricks of .22 each for a days fun in the woods and down to the river. One of the things I watched him do a few times was reloading for his varmint rifle. All I really remember was that it seemed tedious, weighing each powder charge, measuring each case. Based on that, I have not wanted to get into reloading.
But looking into things a bit, I see that he was looking for supreme accuracy. I want bulk ammo. Big difference as I understand it.
So, oh most knowledgeable readers, please tell me about reloading. I'm looking at the LEE BREECH LOCK CHALLENGER PRESS KIT, or something very similar.
A few questions:
Can I use one powder for all or most rifle rounds (.308, .303. 6.5x55, 7.5Swiss)?
How much 'extra' equipment will I have to buy, in addition to the kit?
At what point is it economical to reload, and when is it better to buy factory.
I'm looking at being able to shoot, not match grade accuracy.
Looking forward to hearing about this.