Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Live - Cocoa, FL; Hunt - Mims, FL; Lk. Poincette, FL; Union, SC
1.) Kits are excellent, have the basics, and then some, to help you get started.
2.) Kits are economical, containing more NEW products than each can be purchased separately.
3.) Kits do not have ALL of the components necessary to make rounds. You will still have "stuff" to buy following the purchase of a kit (i.e. projectiles, cases, powder, primers, reloading dies, other?).
4.) Regardless of old or new, RCBS equipment is guaranteed for LIFE - yours, not the equipment's.
5.) If anything GREEN (= RCBS) ever bends, breaks, chips, or galls, whether you "beat it with a stick" or by itself, call RCBS Customer Service and they WILL replace it, including shipping, free of charge to you, no questions asked...and they actually don't mind if you tell them truly that you beat it with a stick.
6.) JustaShooter is correct. Used Equipment is cheaper.
7.) Used equipment should be completely functional. You should ask before you purchase. Regardless, it is still guaranteed by the manufacturer (transferable through ownership) for the equipment's life, which is practically indefinately!
8.) However, with Used Equipment you first have to know the equipment you need. That takes a certain amount of experience. You have to take time to find used parts and pieces advertised on the Net. You have to negotiate prices, often on multiple sites. You pay multiple shipping fees (more likely than not). In the end, you get exactly what you bought and no more. Better have a good Mentor to advise you.
9.) The Kit might get you farther ahead in a shorter time.
10.) Come here and ask a million questions. Perhaps you will ask some that have not been asked a hundred times before. It doesn't matter that it has been asked. It is better to ask again. We'll be kind and respond with our opinions, cross referencing, experience, and you can bet if one of us fails in our response, THIS BOARD will correct that right fast.
11.) We at GBO are ALL ABOUT dissimination of truthful and accurate information concerning our collective hobby. Some of it is insight gained from bad experience, which is good experience for the rest of us.
12.) We want you to succeed and enjoy this rather than the alternative.
Last edited by land_owner; 04-19-2017 at 03:57 PM.