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Best Depriming Press

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by EG3, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. KingM

    KingM Member

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    I would end with at least the Classic Cast Myself doing the rifle rounds. They can be done on the LNL AP but to me it was such a pain I sold mine. I prefer to do my rifle rounds on a SS & all my handgun on ether my Pro1000 or my Load Master. I'm not really into cleaning brass unless it is polishing the cartridge after I'm done.

    My guess is you will be happy with yourself if you go ahead & buy the Classic Cast.
     
  2. EG3

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    Thanks for all the info. I think I will settle on the basic lee for deprimming. And a used rock chucker. That should solve my current issue and keep me going on future projects.
     
  3. KingM

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    Thanks for considering our advice.
     
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    There are these old pliers type recapping hand tools you could use, just hold the device over your trash can while depriming.

    Still that little Lee "C" press will do the deed for a lot less money if you have the real estate on your bench top to use it.
     
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    Don't most all presses have a system by which to collect spent primer's? I would consider it rather unusual to build a press, that doesn't include such a feature.

    All presses I know deprime / resize and perform most all other necessary functions of reloading. You might consider one of RCBS's single stage presses, can't go wrong with the Rock Chucker.

    GS
     
  6. EG3

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    The problem with mine is that I deprime before I tumble and the debris gets into all the crevices on my lnl ap. The priming system will not function correctly unless it is clean. I am picking up a used rock chucker with a modified spent primer catcher. I can also use the SS for more precise rifle loads. By the way if I deprime after tumbling I still get debris from media stuck in the flash hole.
     
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    Sorry I missed the three, a dealer account at grads if you have a C&R FFL
     
  8. EG3

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    Oh. That sounds like fun
     
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    I use the Lee Classic Breechlock for depriming. I also have a Lee hand press I used to deprime with watching TV. Now, I use the Classic BL to do that on one of Lee's portable stands. Dont have a brick to stabilize it, but a 50 cal. ammo box full of 9mm works!

    With both my loads, .223 and 9mm, I like to deprime brass and then clean it (and trim the .223). I then do batches of brass sized and primed. I like to store cleaned, sized and primed brass in good quantity. Then as ammo is needed, A Lee Classic Turret Press spits then out plenty quick for my purposes.

    Russellc
     
  10. EG3

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    That's kinda what I want to do. Prep all my 5.55 at once. It might take a while last check I was over 10k that all need to be sized deprimed swagged and trimmed. It's gunna be a long evolution.
     
  11. AlliedArmory

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    I deprime with a progressive press. Stated with a LNL AP, then a Dillon XL650 and now a Super 1050. Just use a shop vac or compressed air to blow out the crud.

    Since you use a LNL AP, it is even easier for you since the does are all QD.

    If you really want another press to do this, get a Lee single stage. Cheapest way to go. You can always get a Lee progressive.
     
  12. EG3

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and sharing. It is great to hear from more experienced reloaders.
     
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    I use a Lee Single Stage for decapping, a RCBS bench priming tool for priming and then a Lee 4 hole turret press for loading = $275 or so for all three
     
  14. GLOOB

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    Wow, the price went up on those Breechlocks. IIRC, they sold for ~$55.00 3 years ago on the Lee website?

    There are 101 ways to skin a cat. Some are way better than others. :)
     
  15. EG3

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    Prices have gone up for just about anything to do with reloading, except for a few online sites. Supply and Demand
     
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    Is the Lee Reloader sturdy enough for rifle sizing? I feel like Im really giving my LCT a workout when I size 223.
     
  17. KingM

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    I've never used one but I doubt it. The press can probably do it but with the small base you would need a very sturdy surface to your bench to take the stress over the small area & leverage can't be great.
     
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