Does anyone use the Lee Seat and Feed Bullet Die?


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prickett
September 28, 2009, 08:03 PM
Just noticed the Lee Seat and Feed Bullet die and was wondering how well they work. I'm an RCBS guy, but found the Lee Powder thru the belling works VERY well on my Pro 2000. Am hoping I could jerry rig the bullet die to the Pro 2000.

TIA

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ants
September 29, 2009, 01:49 AM
My Lee catalog doesn't list a Seat and Feed Bullet Die. Online web site doesn't mention it either. I would surely be curious to see it.

Do you mean the Bullet Feed Kit for the Pro 1000 and Loadmaster presses? They don't work well for me on the Lee press. I would wonder how you may be able to make it work on an RCBS. But you can try if you want. Be sure to get the right 'fingers' sized to your bullet length. And be sure to use bullets with a flat and smooth bottom. FMJ (open jacket on the bottom), hollow base, and cast lead bullets with a sprue dimple do not feed well at all. At least in my simple experience. And be careful adjusting it so the case and the seating die don't break off the fingers. And be carefull about feeding two bullet on one case (the bottom bullet drops into the case and the top bullet seats on top of it!!!).

jfh
September 30, 2009, 12:30 AM
Ants covered it pretty well. The Seat and Feed Die is for use with the Bullet Feed Kit. The bottom edge of the Seater die is beveled so that the Feed fingers will operate properly.

I set up two of these on my Load-Master two years ago--and gave up on them--for the reasons ants cites. Even if you can get them operating 'ok'--and I eventually did, with a 10mm setup--the time spent filling tubes, etc., cancels any benefit. And, since they really don't work well, they are only an exercise in frustration.

IOW, don't bother.

Jim H.

prickett
September 30, 2009, 07:17 PM
Thanks for the replies. I suspected that would be the answer, but was hoping it wouldn't be.

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