Lee Classic T.P. setup ???'s


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Red_Dog_Leader
June 29, 2007, 07:52 AM
Hi,
Just went to Kempf's and picked up the kit. Dave & Sue were great help lining me up for whats needed to start off with 9MM loads.

Built a small area to set it up and today started to put it together and such...

However the LEE manuals seems to me in this point of my reloading adventure some what vague.

Are the dies in there proper positions in the pic below, I believe so.
Next how far down should they be placed?

http://tomstj.com/classic%20turret%20die%20positions%206%2029%2007.jpg

Next gotta install the Pro Auto Disk powder measure and the L&S safety primer


I'm looking around on the net for more info/pics but wanted to post here also for any more tips or "need to do first stuff.

TIA, Tom

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Eljay
June 29, 2007, 09:56 AM
Is that the "auto-index" press? If so, in the direction of rotation it's decap/size, flare/powder drop, seat/crimp, crimp(4 die). If it's not auto-index the dies go in the same order cw or ccw depending on how you want turn your turret. The info that came with your Lee dies should tell you how deep to set them. Before you set your seating stem, screw it all the way into the die and use a marker to put a line from the stem to the die body, when you get your seating depth set, count the revolutions from fully seated and record that number for that bullet brand, style and weight. When you change bullets you just look up your info, screw the stem all the way in and count the turns out to be very close to where you were.

Sistema1927
June 29, 2007, 10:09 AM
Go to this page (http://www.leeprecision.com/html/catalog/HelpVideos/video.html) for great videos on using your press.

(Edit to add; check out the single press die adjustment videos for the process to adjust die height.)

Red_Dog_Leader
June 29, 2007, 10:14 AM
Yes, A.I...Yeah just reading in depth the die instructions,
Thanks guys.
T

RustyFN
June 29, 2007, 11:46 AM
The turret will turn counter clockwise. It looks like your powder and FCD need to change places.
Rusty

socal44
June 29, 2007, 12:04 PM
I had problems with the Lee manuals being "vague" as well. This site helped quite a bit:
http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews2006/leeturretpress/index.asp

benedict1
June 29, 2007, 03:16 PM
The dies are in backwards--follow the instructions here--it is the best link to help you set the thing up--

http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews2006/leeturretpress/index.asp

This link will give you some tips on using the Safety Prime.

http://tinyurl.com/lxapv

This link shows the reloading process with the Classic Turret.

http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/browse.cgi?1179326635.2822=/html/company/satisfaction.html

You have purchased a great press!

actionflies
June 29, 2007, 06:12 PM
You need to change the resizing/deprimming die in place of the charging/expanding die.

Red_Dog_Leader
June 29, 2007, 07:11 PM
Thanks for all the info, been doing honeydos all afternoon, came back and found/checked all the links suggested, again many thanks...now to set it up proper :D

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