Lyman All American Turret Press Info Thread


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303load
February 10, 2014, 11:31 PM
Well I horse traded around and ended up with the thread title. I have the modern conversion pieces for the shell holder and priming operations.

I need to know how to get the turret indexing square on the shell holder. Eye balling doesn't seem to be the best way IMO and its off at this point. Any pointers and direction is greatly appreciated. Plus any extras feel free to lend a hand please. :)

I have not loaded anything in over 30 yrs....other than a few 40 cal. rounds thru my buddy's Lee Classic w/auto index... Ha!

My old loader was a Lee shot shell machine I used in the 80s.

Been all over you tube and back. Lots of good stuff. Think I have a decent grasp. Also bought the case trimmers setup, bullet mold, chamfer/deburr tool, primer pocket cleaning tool, and a few other odds and ends.

Loading 303 British.

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rockhopper46038
February 10, 2014, 11:47 PM
I've got an All-American. Beast of a press. I'm not exactly certain I understand your question; but if I do, the bolt at the back of the housing can be set so that the pressure exerted on the turret ring by the ram block at the front of the press is counteracted by the stop bolt at the rear.

mstreddy
February 11, 2014, 08:13 AM
303 welcome to the High Road, I joined here to find info on the same press.
There are 2 countersunk bolts (allen type) on the ram near the top at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. You need to loosen those and then adjust the turret head as needed. As far as lining it up I used a long case in a shell holder and had a die in the turret. Then you can see any angles pretty well.
I hope this helps.

303load
May 4, 2014, 11:49 PM
303 welcome to the High Road, I joined here to find info on the same press.
There are 2 countersunk bolts (allen type) on the ram near the top at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. You need to loosen those and then adjust the turret head as needed. As far as lining it up I used a long case in a shell holder and had a die in the turret. Then you can see any angles pretty well.
I hope this helps.

Thanks. Sorry for such a slow response. That did the trick after you posted your suggestion and I sure do appreciate your guidance! Best wishes.

mstreddy
May 5, 2014, 12:02 AM
Glad to hear you got it taken care of. If you look around, there are a couple of "fixes" for the spent primers.

303load
May 5, 2014, 12:32 PM
Glad to hear you got it taken care of. If you look around, there are a couple of "fixes" for the spent primers.

Thanks. I don't know how to catch the spent primers yet. Gotta figure that one out. Prob something simple I don't know about. Best wishes.

rockhopper46038
May 5, 2014, 01:11 PM
Ahh, I totally misinterpreted your question. Glad you got the answer!

PapaG
May 5, 2014, 02:26 PM
Great press. Been using one since they first came out. The one I have now we got in about 1960. Had an earlier one with the one big hole for shotshell dies. Still have the dies for 12 and 20, I believe. Was not the best way to load shotshells.

BruceB
May 5, 2014, 02:28 PM
Regarding the spent primers, I find it easy to just catch the expelled primer in my open hand and then drop it into a conveniently-located trash barrel right between my knees under the bench.

My A-A press has been in intensive use since 1967, and is still my favorite. It shares bench space with a Rockchucker and my Dillon 550, but the All-American would be the LAST I'd part with.

Truly, a great machine.

mstreddy
May 5, 2014, 02:34 PM
Here is a post that had a nice tip on dealing with the spent primers on the AA.
Post (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=2677143&postcount=61)

303load
May 8, 2014, 12:11 AM
Regarding the spent primers, I find it easy to just catch the expelled primer in my open hand and then drop it into a conveniently-located trash barrel right between my knees under the bench.

My A-A press has been in intensive use since 1967, and is still my favorite. It shares bench space with a Rockchucker and my Dillon 550, but the All-American would be the LAST I'd part with.

Truly, a great machine.

Yep Bruce. That's how I do it. Catch in the hand and into the trash can by the bench. It's a beast of a machine. I like it. It shares space with a lee classic turret. Looking at a classic cast single stage. Best wishes.

303load
May 8, 2014, 12:17 AM
Here is a post that had a nice tip on dealing with the spent primers on the AA.
Post (http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=2677143&postcount=61)

Looks like my answer to the spent primers. Thanks for the link.

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