Lee 3 hole turret press - spent primers


PDA






Herk30
October 14, 2011, 03:46 PM
Am I missing something or why doesn't the turret press have anything to catch the spent primers like the single stage presses? I decapped a few rounds and those little buggers were going everywhere, never falling the same path twice. Does anyone have any fixes? I didn't see anything on Lee's website.

If you enjoyed reading about "Lee 3 hole turret press - spent primers" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
rcmodel
October 14, 2011, 03:55 PM
Well, Lee website says:[
The Lee Turret Press has built-in primer catcher and a comfortable wood grip.

http://leeprecision.com/xcart/3-Hole-Turret-Press.html

Maybe you are missing something?
But I don't know what it is?

rc

glenns
October 14, 2011, 04:04 PM
My Lee turret press has a plastic tube you attach to the bottom of the handle to collect the old primers.

Herk30
October 14, 2011, 04:07 PM
That's how my old single stage was, it had a long hose that I could put a water bottle on. I'll have to take a closer look and see if something might be missing

bds
October 14, 2011, 04:21 PM
The Classic Turret has the primer collection at the bottom of the ram (and into a tube). The Deluxe Turret shares the same base as the Pro 1000 and has a slot in the ram that spent primers fall out of (and apparently all over the place). :D

If you have this problem, you can try using a cover to direct the spent primers into the collection chute on the base with a piece of aluminum can - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=7561987#post7561987

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=148622&stc=1&d=1315257919
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=148624&stc=1&d=1315259434

JohnM
October 14, 2011, 04:22 PM
I think the aluminum framed one doesn't have a way to attach a hose and you have to drill a hole in the bench to get rid of spent primers.
The cast iron model is equipped with a nipple and passages to send the primers to a container.

ErikO
October 14, 2011, 05:26 PM
What I did was made a 'gate' around the bottom sides and back of my press from a soda can to try and keep them from flying everywhere and drilled out underneath the press so primers didn't get hung up. So far it seems to be working, I still have enough room to load brass and bullets from the front and only get a few stray primers flying off.

rcmodel
October 14, 2011, 05:31 PM
Here is my solution for a cheap Lee Reloader press I foolishly bought.

Removable aluminum box catches the primers.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/Leepress.jpg

rc

wild willy
October 14, 2011, 08:13 PM
If you don't prime on the press turn the ram around you have to put the shell holders in from the back.You have to put a deflector across the back works a lot better than coming out the front.My press is an old one quess you can do it with the newer ones.

HOWARD J
October 14, 2011, 10:37 PM
My old Lee 3 hole turret had a small hole on each side of the ram to catch
about 40% of the primers.
My new 4 hole classic turret has a plastic tube attached to a hole in the ram & if you leave the primer in place will catch 99.8% of the primers.

If you enjoyed reading about "Lee 3 hole turret press - spent primers" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!