Lee Turret Question


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Eric F
December 26, 2007, 10:38 PM
any one know what the max length for the bullet is on the origional lee turret press? I will be loading 50-90 sharps with a aol of 3.25 will the old turret work for this?

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Eric F
December 27, 2007, 08:03 AM
ok what rifle sizes have been loaded on the old style turret press?

Uncle Don
December 27, 2007, 09:06 AM
Prior to the Classic Turret (which does have more clearance), I loaded all rifle on the older style turret press too. I did have to remove the index clamp at the bottom for larger cases, but I regularly loaded 30-06 and didn't have to remove it.

If you haven't bought one yet, I would opt for the Classic Turret as it's made of cast iron and steel, has high clearance, a single stage linkage and the primer disposal is foolproof. With the new one, I regularly load 7.5 x 55 Swiss and it's as convenient as loading handgun as far as clearance is concerned.

Eric F
December 27, 2007, 12:58 PM
I just ordered it last night, I use to load 45-70 on one and I really wanted a classic but midway was oos and I had coupons and discounts that were going to expire yesterday. I called today it was already shipped but I can return it and get the classic a smarter move I think. thanks

Uncle Don
December 27, 2007, 01:20 PM
I know it's a pain, but I'm sure you will think it's worth the effort. I love mine and although I use a progressive, I can still do 250 rounds an hour with it and the clearance and feel is great. I had the one you ordered and it was fine, but clearance is something you'll fight for longer rifle and the primer disposal can be a mess. The new one being made of cast iron and steel, you have a sturdy single stage simply be pulling out the index rod if you want.

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