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10-25-2011 07:57 PM
Karl.Luhr
Single stage or turret press

I was at Cabellas the other day and saw the Redding turret press. I use the Ultra Mag from Redding and was impressed by the solid lock up on the Redding turret press. If I did as much pistol loading as I used to I would pick one up just for pistol.

Karl
10-13-2011 11:43 PM
TexasRem700 I use have used lee handgun dies but once i switched to Dillon w/my Dillon press I have noticed a difference with a hand gun. Spend the extra $$$ and have Dies that will last a life time. Hornady, Redding, RCBS, Dillon.
10-13-2011 07:12 PM
WisconsinDeer
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Originally Posted by guppy11 View Post
Most lee equipment is cheaply made including the dies. Not to the closest specs. You get what you pay for.
I have made some extremely accurate loads using Lee dies.
10-05-2011 08:30 AM
TexasRem700 Read a manual first! I use Hornady Bullets there for use the Hornady Manual. Then come up with questions you may have and ask them here. BE VERY PATCHIENT once you have the process down you can then tweak and have fun experimenting within the parameters set forth in the manuals. As for the press debate, I use a Hornady Single Stage press for all my rifle ammo. I also shoot comp pistol so go through about 500-1000 rounds a week in 40SW so I use a Dillon 550B for pistol. I used a Lee Turret press for years before the Dillon but for HANDGUN AMMO ONLY!!!!!!!!!
05-29-2011 05:06 PM
Predator
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Originally Posted by Karl.Luhr View Post
I was re-reading these posts and noticed no one listed a case trimmer. If you load a case enough times probably 4 or 5 you will need to trim it. The easiest way is with the rotary case trimmers. You will also need a micrometer to check the case before and after trimming. There is also a little tool that champhers the end of the case after trimming. Is sounds like you will be buys stuff forever but it will last a life time.

And it is fun...

Karl
Karl.Luhr,
I know what you meant, but for those that are new to reloading, to reliably check your over all case length, you will need a vernier caliper, not a micrometer. except for special use requirements, micrometers are generally for measuring small components 1.5 " or less. a 6" vernier caliper is pretty much a standardly available instrument and can be had for a reasonable am out.
05-19-2011 09:24 PM
Karl.Luhr
A case trimmer is something that you will need...

I was re-reading these posts and noticed no one listed a case trimmer. If you load a case enough times probibly 4 or 5 you will need to trim it. The easiest way is with the rotary case trimmers. You will also need a micrometer to check the case before and after trimming. There is also a little tool that champhers the end of the case after trimming. Is sounds like you will be buys stuff forever but it will last a life time.

And it is fun...

Karl
05-16-2011 05:49 PM
guppy11 Most lee equipment is cheaply made including the dies. Not to the closest specs. You get what you pay for. RCBS and Hornady make good equipment at reasonable prices. Read a manual and go slow. If you load magnum cartridges and for just your own rifle neck sizing is the way to go. It will extend brass life dramaticlly, but the brass can only be used in the gun it was originally shot in until it is full length sized again.
03-12-2011 05:25 PM
ronn
I use black Hi Tempe

I use black Hi Temperature paint designed for BBQ's. As far as the factroy OD green that came on the ammo can, it burns off pretty quick after a few good hot fires. Mine started to rust after a few trips and that's when I went to the hi-Temp paint. If you're really worried about the paint my advice would be to run a couple good hot fire(s) through the stove in a open area to allow any paint to off-gas before you actually use it in a tent. If you're really worried just sand the paint off.
02-20-2011 11:47 AM
WisconsinDeer I use an RCBS JR press, its very solid.
02-20-2011 12:26 AM
Predator I had a lee turret type press back when I started reloading, 1980ish. it was OK but I unloaded it after a very short time and got an RCBS rock chucker and still have that to this day. The problem I had with the turret type press was there was too much play in the turret when the ram was fully extended. I needed something more rock solid for full length resizing.
the concept of being able to have all your dies installed and preset was at the time a good one but, I just learned to deal with doing all my cases one process at a time. for straight wall cases there was the green machine, which was a multi station progressive loading system. which basically means, once set up, a cartridge with every pull of the handle.
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