Welcome to TFB weekly Amazon Deals 12. The last year or so has been pretty terrible as far as reloading components and supplies go. Primers disappeared from the shelves for quite some time and are now only just starting to show back up on the shelves in limited quantities. Although things might not be completely back to the way they were before all of this nonsense kicked off, this does mean that reloaders can start to spool back up their reloading presses and also that new reloaders can start to enjoy the hobby as well while supplies start to make their way back onto shelves. Today we’ll take a look at a couple of sale items on Amazon that cover reloading equipment, supplies, and other helpful tools for the hobby. Obviously, Amazon doesn’t sell projectiles, powder, or primers but we can still find a few helpful items on the site.
TFB Weekly Amazon Deals 12: Restock on Reloading Supplies Edition
If you’ve been proactive during this reloading “off-season”, then you probably have enough brass to smelt down into a full-sized bust of James Reeves. One of the best reloading tools I have in my setup is my Frankford Arsenal wet rotary tumbler. This method of cleaning brass is a bit more labor-intensive than tumbling in dry media but in my opinion, there is no better way to turn your two-year-old brass into near brand new-looking brass in just a couple of hours. Right now the Frankford Arsenal Platinum Series Rotary tumbler is available for $149.99 (the normal list price is $229.99).
When you’re working with precision reloads, you’ll want to remove as many variables as possible and make sure that your brass is consistent across your entire batch. Case prep stations are a great way to do this and the RCBS Trim Mate is a reliable and easy to operate case prep station that is currently on sale. The RCBS Trim Mate is available for $138.81 (the regular list price is $166.95).
If you’re just starting off reloading, you’ll learn very quickly that hand trickling or using dippers can get old pretty quick and isn’t the most efficient or precise way to measure powder – that job belongs to electronic powder dispensers like the Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper. With a free app that stores load data in your phone and the ability to operate and calibrate the scale from your phone, the Intelledropper takes all of your most important reloading data and stores it right on your phone while still providing you with a worry-free method of dispensing powder. Right now the Frankford Arsenal Intellidropper is available for $214.09 which is near $86 off of its $299.99 list price.
Calipers are useful for double-checking your seated loads after they are done or for checking the consistency of your brass after sizing. Having a good pair of calipers around is just good practice in general for firearms owners but for reloaders especially. This pair of SATA electronic micrometer calipers is currently on sale for $35.27 ($41.14 list price).
After reloading, casting bullets is the next biggest step in turning your reloading process into a near 100% in-house operation. While I haven’t yet gotten into the bullet casting portion of reloading, it has always fascinated me due to the sheer amount of molds and combination of materials you can fuse together to create bullets that do exactly what you want them to do. The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook (4th edition) is currently available in print format for $23.36 (the normal list price is $30.24).
Case lube is extremely important for reloaders who are dealing with bottlenecked cartridges but it even makes straight or tapered wall case sizing and flaring much easier and makes it less likely for you to end up with a stuck case. Hornady’s One Shot case lube is great for reloaders as it won’t foul any of your powders or primers meaning they’ll still work even if you get a generous amount of the stuff on either flammable component. Hornady has its 5-ounce aerosol can on sale for $15.99 versus its standard $20.00 MSRP and includes free shipping.
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