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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dolphin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/21/2007 at 20:20
Still thinking, maybe the Turret Press by Lee.  Does anyone know if it comes with a reloading manual or will I have to buy that separetly?   That is the Kit, I mean.

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i was just at (competitor) the turret press doesnt come with a manual
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the ann. kit does come with a manual
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Richard Lee and products has you covered..  If you "stick" a case in a Lee sizer die, try using case lube, and if you do, change your brand... His collet "neck sizer" has won shooters championships, carbide pistol dies are the best, try-em!!  It doesnt take mega money to load ammo, good ammo, just alot of  "CENTS"..  OH yah...  ask pyro how old I am (be nice), been using Lee stuff awile now..  Ive tried ALL the green stuff,  REDDING etc its nice stuff,  but Lees new Classic Cast "O" frame stays on the bench..   Aint bragging about my age, just passin on all the money ive spent when I didnt have to..

 

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Tell you what, you buy the Lee press and if you don't like it I'll buy it from you. Redding, RCBS, Lyman and Hornady all make good stuff BUT IT COSTS MORE!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tahqua Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/21/2007 at 22:50
Well Dolphin, there you go. Try the Lee and take the challenge. If you don't like it rootmanslim will have another press and can reload in the Keys. If he isn't already, that is.
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I am but I have to drive to Miami to shoot since Clinton closed the Navy base range here to civilians. All us old vets and military retirees in an NRA sponsered club posed a serious terrorist threat you know.
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CLINTON, whose he??????  Watch out for the other one....

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cheaptrick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2007 at 01:50

Originally posted by rootmanslim rootmanslim wrote:

And FYI 666, an explanation of one's position is not a rant.
Why don't you have another crack at getting me banned from OT?

 

I'm not 666......AND I never tried to have you banned, Larry.   

 

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mea culpa!
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Well, I did not get the Anniversary Kit.  I looked at the Turret kit, but found out if you want to load cartridges longer that 2 and 5/16 inches, you have to turn off the auto index feature and switch to single stage.  I really wanted a turret type press.  So, after much research, I bought the Lyman T-Press Kit and the MEC 600 Jr. shotshell reloader, as well as a good caliper, all from Graf and Sons.  Free shipping and a better price than elsewhere.  Great people to deal with.  They give volume discounts on ammo as well as reloading components.  I will let you guys know how it goes when it arrives and I set it up and start reloading.  Will start with a 240Wby., as when I bought the rifle, he threw in the dies, shell holder and tons of brass and bullets.  I will probably go the 7mm-08 or the .308 next.  Will see.
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Originally posted by Dolphin Dolphin wrote:

Well, I did not get the Anniversary Kit.  I looked at the Turret kit, but found out if you want to load cartridges longer that 2 and 5/16 inches, you have to turn off the auto index feature and switch to single stage.  I really wanted a turret type press.  So, after much research, I bought the Lyman T-Press Kit and the MEC 600 Jr. shotshell reloader, as well as a good caliper, all from Graf and Sons.  Free shipping and a better price than elsewhere.  Great people to deal with.  They give volume discounts on ammo as well as reloading components.  I will let you guys know how it goes when it arrives and I set it up and start reloading.  Will start with a 240Wby., as when I bought the rifle, he threw in the dies, shell holder and tons of brass and bullets.  I will probably go the 7mm-08 or the .308 next.  Will see.
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Orange is a very good color in the reloading world. Good choice, Dolphin. I don't have one of their presses but several of my reloading accessories are Lyman and they are quality equipment.
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So you didn't buy the lee cause you couldn't run it as a progressive but you bought the lyman which is not progressive to begin with???? have fun changing dies... I just change the turret (@$10 each) and the dies never get out of adjustment, threads worn etc. the MEC loads good ammo althogh slow.(I have a 10, 12 & 16) if you shoot a lot get an RCBS grand.
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Like the 600 jr - have used two for years in 12 & 20 - no problems.  I'm not a real high volume guy so good value for the money.
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Originally posted by rootmanslim rootmanslim wrote:

So you didn't buy the lee cause you couldn't run it as a progressive but you bought the lyman which is not progressive to begin with???? have fun changing dies... I just change the turret (@$10 each) and the dies never get out of adjustment, threads worn etc. the MEC loads good ammo althogh slow.(I have a 10, 12 & 16) if you shoot a lot get an RCBS grand.

According to what I read, all dies are loaded on the turret at the same time and it auto indexes. Is this not correct?   The Lyman website clearly descibes it this way in their manual.



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I'm a Redding man when it comes to presses; I have their Ultra-Mag press and have been extremely pleased with it.  It's way overkill for most of my reloading, but it just has a very high quality feel to it, plus, it's EXTREMELY heavy and robustly built.  I just like a heavy, solid press.  I think it makes those long, marathon reloading sessions much easier with a smooth handle movement and lack of any play and deflection in the entire unit.  I also like their micrometer competition dies very much for 6PPC/6BR loads, but for my hunting rifles, the RCBS dies work great and are considerably less expensive.  The rest of my equipment is a conglomeration of Forster, Hornady, Lyman, RCBS and Redding stuff.  I even have a Lee Auto Prime, but Lee presses just have too much of a light-duty, thin cross-section look and feel to them for my tastes.

 

Dolphin, Lyman has some good stuff!  I really like some of their powder measures.

 



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Nooooo, the Lyman does not auto index, you turn the turret with the handle "The new turret HANDLE   makes indexing easier than ever." It does not auto index nor does the web site say it does.Lyman does not make nor can I recall them ever making an auto indexing rifle/pistol press.
As for the Lee you can load CASES up to 3" long with the auto index. I'm hardput to find a case longer than 3" except the 50 BMG which you can load on the Lee w/o auto indexing.
I don't use the auto index except for pistol cartridges or the size, prime and bell steps for lead rifle rounds. The biggest single feature to me is the inexpensive turrets that let you set up all your dies ONCE and store them in the turrets. I'll bet the Lyman turrets are a lot more and ,of course, farther off the center axis than the Lee's. RCBS has a progressive modification kit but you have to manually index the shell plate. Hornady & Dillon (I think) make auto indexing presses for a lot more $. lyman makes a good press but it is the same technolgy as the 50 year old Lyman 4 station massive turret press I sold on Ebay last year.Maybe Graf can correct your order.
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

I'm a Redding man when it comes to presses; I have their Ultra-Mag press and have been extremely pleased with it.  It's way overkill for most of my reloading, but it just has a very high quality feel to it, plus, it's EXTREMELY heavy and robustly built.  I just like a heavy, solid press.  I think it makes those long, marathon reloading sessions much easier with a smooth handle movement and lack of any play and deflection in the entire unit.  I also like their micrometer competition dies very much for 6PPC/6BR loads, but for my hunting rifles, the RCBS dies work great and are considerably less expensive.  The rest of my equipment is a conglomeration of Forster, Hornady, Lyman, RCBS and Redding stuff.  I even have a Lee Auto Prime, but Lee presses just have too much of a light-duty, thin cross-section look and feel to them for my tastes.

 

Dolphin, Lyman has some good stuff!  I really like some of their powder measures.

 

Thanks, looking forward to getting it.

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