Relaxed reloading

Questions, troubleshooting and tips relating to Lee turret presses

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Smitty62
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Relaxed reloading

Postby Smitty62 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:35 pm

I loaded up some 7.62 X 25 on my turret press today and I really noticed the difference between loading on it and the loadmaster. It was a lot more relaxing, as well as fun. While I enjoy the loadmaster for what it is, a tool to produce a lot of ammo in a hurry, there is really no relaxation time with it as you are constantly busy. With a turret press you can easily stop and check your powder, priming and OAL and still make decent time reloading. I'll never go back to just a turret press but it is nice to be able to relax while loading.

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daboone
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Postby daboone » Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:14 pm

+1

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Postby Sparky45 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:05 pm

I totally agree.

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loic
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Postby loic » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:20 pm

Yep ! I enjoy loading on the turret 10 X mote than the LM.

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Postby loic » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:32 pm

Yep ! I enjoy loading on the turret 10 X mote than the LM.

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Postby WyrTwister » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:55 pm

On the LM , I try to make a point to stop after I empty one of the clear plastic tubes of brass . I check to see if every thing is tight , Primers & powder OK and visually examine the loaded ammo in the red plastic bin & transfer it to another container . And replenish the container I pluck the bullets from .

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Postby prs » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:09 pm

I typically use my Classic Turret for utility purposes like running cases through a bulge buster, or sizing lead boolits, or installing gas checks. I occasionally load 38spcl on it and recently loaded a bunch of 30 WCF on it. Dang thing is flawless in functon. Even the primer works for small and large primers. But, it is sooooooooooo ssssslllllloooooowwwww. lol

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Postby WyrTwister » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:26 pm

prs wrote:I typically use my Classic Turret for utility purposes like running cases through a bulge buster, or sizing lead boolits, or installing gas checks. I occasionally load 38spcl on it and recently loaded a bunch of 30 WCF on it. Dang thing is flawless in functon. Even the primer works for small and large primers. But, it is sooooooooooo ssssslllllloooooowwwww. lol

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I have 2 single stage presses and a cast iron Lee Turret press that I still use from time to time .

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Postby SidecarMike » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:59 pm

prs wrote:I typically use my Classic Turret for utility purposes like running cases through a bulge buster, or sizing lead boolits, or installing gas checks. I occasionally load 38spcl on it and recently loaded a bunch of 30 WCF on it. Dang thing is flawless in functon. Even the primer works for small and large primers. But, it is sooooooooooo ssssslllllloooooowwwww. lol

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I agree. Mine is used to deprime before tumbling and to size cast bullets. Otherwise it collects dust.

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Postby Blademaker » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:50 am

If I could only have one press it'd be my classic cast 4 hole turret.

That said, I wouldn't shoot nearly as much 45 colt or 45acp as I do.

I have three set up, really 4 counting the Lee O frame single stage I started with. One's a LM, one a Pro1000, and of course the turret press.

The turret press is mostly used for rifle rounds and hand weight charges. Namely 45-75wcf, 308, 30-06, and every once in a while 7.62x54R.

The Pro-1000 is mostly set up for black powder loads in 45 colt, 44 colt and 38 long colt.

The main reason I like the turret press for match grade rifle rounds is that I size and de-prime, take it out and trim to length, seat the primmer and weight each charge. Lets me check the round through all the steps. Though to be fair if I could run 45-75 through the LM I'd be tickled as with black powder or equivalent smokeless loads it doesn't stretch.

It's a great piece of hardware that will probably outlast me. The one thing I like about it is the one thing I hate about it. One pull of the leaver on the progressive loads a round, it takes 4 on the turret to produce 1 round.

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Postby carload9 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:08 am

If you buldge bust (case base swage)
If you size lead boolits
If you seat gas checks

Buy a cheap 39$ 1/2 ton arbor press at harborfreight for big power and save your lil' 4 hole turret. I bought the 1 ton for 53$.

Dont kill your shoulder, hand and arm anymore: 4 dies in at all times, just swing die plate around and go, l let handle hang straight down and set on a stool for comfort. Case base swaging takes much force but not with this machine.

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Postby Blademaker » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:07 am

Now that is a cool idea!

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gc

Postby carload9 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:29 am

gas checked the lyman 200's tonite w/gc's from sageoutdoors.

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Super straight shoots and clean barrels, like a big scrapper and hold the gas behind the boolit coated w/hitech.

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Postby rowe_s » Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:55 pm

I'm the opposite. After I quit priming on the press, I enjoy loading with the Loadmaster so much that I got rid of my last 2 turret presses. I find it very relaxing.

carload9
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sr

Postby carload9 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:16 pm

me have no turrets either.


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