lee loader for 7.62x39? or similar


November 29, 2008, 01:13 PM
im looking for something like the classic lee loader. anyone out there know of one? i have a cz carbine, and i love shooting it, but with the cost of decent x39 ammo, im almost better off shooting my '06 ruger.

i dont have the space for a full reloading set up, but i could store this and a small amount of components easily. any help is greatly appreciated

thank you

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November 29, 2008, 01:26 PM
Lee doesn't make them in that caliber, and there is no other game in town.
But they only neck-size, and the ammo probably wouldn't work too well in a semi-auto anyway.

Your best bet might be a Lee hand press & regular reloading dies.
However, it will give you a real workout resizing 7.62x39 rifle cases.

Better yet, get a real reloading press and mount it to a plank you can clamp to a table or counter-top when you use it.


November 29, 2008, 01:28 PM
the cz 527 carbine isnt a semi auto... so...

if i were feeding an auto, i would just buy wolf or any other cheap steel case ammo and blast away. the 527 is a decently accurate bolt gun that i take hunting. i can seriously get remington 150gr 30-06 ammo cheaper than i can get the WWB softpoints for x39

also, like i said, i have literally no space for it. i would have nowhere to store it when i wasnt using it. so a full press isnt an option right now.

November 29, 2008, 01:31 PM
I missed the part about it being a CZ.
I am familiar with them.

As for space?
I reloaded for rifle, pistol, shotgun, and cast & sized bullets, out of an Army issue foot-locker for two years. It was my three-room apartments living-room coffee table when I wasn't reloading.
Where there is a will, there is a way!

Now, I'll stop bothering you!
Sorry I couldn't help.


November 29, 2008, 01:35 PM
you arent bothering me, i appreciate you trying to help.

i wouldnt have anywhere to put a footlocker where i live right now. literally no room. i have a small shed i could put components and the lee loader, but if they dont come in x39, im out of luck for now if there isnt another somewhere.

November 29, 2008, 07:27 PM
You cant find space to put a small hand loader? Come on do you live in a car?

November 29, 2008, 08:05 PM
If you are only going to be loading a few boxes at a time, you could go with the hand press (you don't have to bolt it down to anything. You hold it in one hand). It isn't much bigger than the Lee Loader when it's in its box. You would have to buy a set of dies to go with it, but that's not a big deal. I would highly recommend you get a scale as well, though. You will be glad you did later.

Go to lee's website and look at presses. It will be there.

November 30, 2008, 12:12 AM
I know this isn't what you asked for, but..... You could get the Lee Reloader press and bolt it to a 12" long 2x6 and C-clamp it to a coffee table while in use, then unclamp it when not in use and slide it under the couch or something. Everything else needed could fit in a shoe box also under the couch(or wherever). I've seen it done:rolleyes: and gotten away with it before in tight spaces:uhoh:. Hopefully helpful:), possibly not:(.

November 30, 2008, 12:28 AM
I've loaded several thousand 7.62X39 cartridges with a Lee hand press and RCBS full length dies. Get a good lube pad and a hand priming tool too! The press, dies, pad, dipping spoons (Lee powder measure kit), loading block, lb of powder, 1000 primers and a couple hundred bullets all fit into a deep sweater box made by Rubbermaid (or similar) 16X11X12. Tedious, but not hard at all.

November 30, 2008, 12:51 AM
"...they only neck-size..." Yep and semi-autos require full length resizing every time. A Black and Decker Workmate, that can usually be found, cheap, in a pawn shop or at garage sales makes a good loading bench that can be stored under a bed.
"...my three-room apartment's..." You had 3 rooms? What luxury. That include the toilet? My slum(the size of a small garage) was two rooms with a WC and a shower stall. The living room was also the kitchen and dining room.

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