buying a Turret press


December 27, 2008, 04:59 PM
Hi all

I sold off my equipment a few years back when life got extra busy :rolleyes:

Anyway I had a RCBS 4x4 & it was fine.
Now I need to re-buy everything & I am thinking of going turret for price & I am not shooting as much. Plus I think it will be nice control wise.

So far I am looking at he RCBS turret package because I see it for 354 & includes pretty much everything except dies & shell holders.

I am looking at loading 45acp & 223

I also saw some beautiful equipment from Harrells both their turret & their powder measure. Nice but a good bit more & I would still need to buy the rest...( system etc. )

Open to any suggestions & thought I would ask.

Thanks for any input.

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The Bushmaster
December 27, 2008, 05:06 PM
Ya might have a look at Lee Cast iron (Not aluminum) presses too. Both in Single stage "O" press and turret.

December 27, 2008, 05:12 PM
Thanks BM
You know I had looked at that on the midway site.
It gets great reviews too not to mention price is way less than RCBS

PS: Great deal at Cabelas on a Lee kit too;jsessionid=2Z1HAQVNI1IUVLAQBBISCNVMCAEFEIWE?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat602007-cat20847&id=0044122216337a&navCount=1&podId=0044122&parentId=cat20847&masterpathid=&navAction=push&catalogCode=IJ&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20847&hasJS=true&_requestid=137719&_requestid=78365&_requestid=143364

The Bushmaster
December 27, 2008, 05:56 PM
Just make sure that if you go Lee
that the presses have a cast iron base and not the aluminum base.

December 27, 2008, 06:00 PM
Thanks will do.
I think I will try it.
I found this other site with great deals
Also look like they have incorporated the prime int the press now.

December 27, 2008, 06:06 PM
I own a couple of single stage presses and a couple of progressives, but read a lot of posts on other equiipment. If I were serioulsly looking for an upper scal turret, I would consider the Lyman T-MAG II EXPERT KIT

Folks that own them are very loyal to these.

December 27, 2008, 06:17 PM
I would suggest the Lyman #55 powder measure. Not cheap, but throws very accurate and consistent charges and not as prone to bridging the longer stick powders. It will last a lifetime too.


December 28, 2008, 07:47 PM
Thanks NC Smitty
You know I look at that Lyman 55 & I think it is the measure I had on my 4x4 before.
Reason is I remember that knocker on there.
I am really liking what I am reading about the Lee Turret for such a small price.
But that powder measure that comes with it does not look too good.
So I think I would add this Lyman55

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