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Newbie here. Lyman Crusher II Pro Kit. Info needed.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AUTIGER04, Sep 12, 2003.

  1. AUTIGER04

    AUTIGER04 member

    Sep 12, 2003
    The South. Tiger Country!
    I have been thinking about getting into reloading Pistol ammo and just recieved my free 2003 Lyman Product catalog. I am looking at the Crusher II Pro Kit. Is this where I should begin? and what else may be needed?
    Im new as new can get. So, I dont know Squat about reloading.:D Also my reloading will be for the fun of it.
    Ammo to be reloaded are the following;
  2. DaveX

    DaveX New Member

    May 17, 2006
    I'm looking at the Lyman now too, after staring at the Lee Hand/Reloader/Anniversary and the RCBS Partner kits for a week. I think I'm gonna hold off, as there's a gun show coming up. I might see something nice used there(!)

    My current thinking - of absolutely no help to you! - is as follows:

    Dies - Lee 4-die set, great value! ..er no, maybe RCBS... Wait, Lee! No, RCBS, they say the facory crimper destroys cartridges! um, RCBS? yeah, great quality but you have to buy extra stuff. Lee throws it in for free. But... ??

    Press - Lee Loader (cheap but works good); Lee Handloader (compact, but you might need three hands); Lee Anniversary kit, has everything! No, RCBS Partner kit is better quality; No, Lee good, um... Lyman... duh ???

    In other words, don't ask me, the options are driving me nuts !! So like I said, I'm holding off a bit longer.

    Meanwhile, I guess we're both learning!


    PS - I'm also only needing pistol ammo, so a basic Lee kit might be all I really need. Anyone care to chime in?
  3. Doug b

    Doug b Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    NW Ohio
    www.midwayusa.com has the expert kit for $105.00 more.Gets you a powder measure and case trimmer(you will need to uniform those mag. cases for crimp purposes).I don't care for press mounted priming and my crusher was the worst I've used, you might want to check into a hand priming tool, I like my Hornady a perfect prime every time.A word on priming here, a quick rub of the thumb over the base will tell you if it's high, low, or flush, and it's easy to work into your bench practice, .005" below flush is what you are after. If you go with a hand primer, stake the pins in to keep them from walking. Carbide dies are the only way to fly with the cartridges you listed (straight walled casings), if they don't come with shell holders order them.Last but not least more manuals,Sierra will do until you can get the rest and read that portion betwen the front cover and the data.Welcome friend.

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