Uh-oh, now I've gone and done it!!
I went to Bisley for a bit of practice today, I had forgotten that the Imperial Meet was on so wasn't planning on buying anything I was just headed for the ranges for a bit of fun.
However, Norman Clark was there and once I was in his shop on site that was it.
I'm now the owner of a Hornady Classic Kit (which looks beaut! and seems pretty comprehensive); a set of dies, a couple of shell holders, a case trimmer, some powder, primers, bullets and a couple of manuals.
All I need do now is build myself a bench for the press, a shelf for the scales and I'm off to the dark side.
Expect loads of (dumb) questions and pleas for help over the next while.
BTW, I've seen the guy's name mentioned on the site a few times, and I'm pleased to say that Norman seems like a real gent, he was certainly helpful and generous with his advice.
Plus, he made no effort to sell me the dearest kit in his stock, he pointed me towards what he thought I really needed, for instance he steered me towards standard dies instead of match grade.
Of course, I went for the match...........
Enough for now, I'm off to start reading my manuals .