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Lee classic Turret press info needed

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by horsemen61, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. horsemen61

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    Update I still am manully indexing the LCT press but as of now I am turning out first rate ammo at a higher speed than ever before so thanks all for the help
     
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    That's awesome! Glad you got it figured out.

    Wooly
     
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    Thanks wooly
     
  4. horsemen61

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    I do have to say I am learning to love this press.
     
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    Another update I really like the fact that I can see the spent primers as they fall through the ram this was a bit of a concern for me. I used to prime in a separate hand priming tool.
     
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    Here's a tip if you have to remove the turret once it's all set up. Keep a one pound empty coffee can handy at your bench, and place the turret with dies and Pro Powder Measure inside. Keeps everything from falling over. Better to store the turrets with dies in the Lee Red Turret die case. I have one for each set of dies I load often, but the coffee can would do ok there too.
     
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    Here is the way I store my Turrets and powder measures. I use 3" ID PVC pipe cut and 1.5" to 2" sections. A 24" of the PVC is pretty cheap and easy to cut.
     

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    Great idea joe I will try that thanks.
     
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    Alright guys question time how do you get the primers in the little round primer attachment because I hate playing primer pick up :cuss:.
     
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    Any ideas
     
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    Annoying, isn't it? Sometimes you feel like you got it under control and later it does it again. Primer on a floor..

    Last couple hundred rounds I reloaded I manually put primers on arm.
     
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    Most times I just invert the primers under the round priming container. Sometimes I'll do it inside of a sandwich bag so they don't bounce everywhere.
     
  13. Lost Sheep

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    Depends on how the primers are packaged from the manufacturer.

    Most primers are in a square, flat plastic molded container inside a plastic cardboard sleeve. If you invert the container over a flat surface (table, sheet of paper or the round to which you referred) the primers can be placed right there. Pull the sleeve partway off the flat, you can dump 10, 20, 30 (or any multiple of 10) primers.

    The round attachment is also a primer flipper. Shake it in a gentle, circular motion and all the primers will be flipped open-side up.

    Alternatively, you could just dump the primers into a bowl or your palm and pour them into the primer flipper/round attachment before flipping.

    Good luck.

    Lost Sheep
     
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    Thanks guys for the advice
     
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    Alright guys I am beginning to load the dreaded 223 for an armalite rifle 15 any advice for doing this on the LCT

    Thanks horsemen61
     
  16. Woolecox

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    I loaded some on that press. I did not use the onboard powder measure but threw my charges on a Harrell and then dropped them through the funnel. You just have to make sure the ram is up when you do that or you will drop powder all over everything.

    Otherwise it worked great.
     
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    I passed on the LCT primer unit and do it off press with a rcbs handheld. I love using this little thing. That didnt really answer your question though :(
     
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    If I understand your question, is it getting the primers out of the 100 pack sleeve into the round primer tray??

    Slide the top cardboard over until 50 primers are visible. Put the empty tray over the top of the primer pack and and flip it over. Now there are 50 in the tray. put the tray on a flat bench on a towel or something(in case some fall out) and slowly slide the top sleeve off as 10 primers at a time drop in the tray. Sound s more complicated than it is. Jiggle them so they are all flipped the right way.Takes 10 seconds or so.

    Or if you can live with just 50 primers, use those and then do the same thing over. Doing it over the towel saves you picking up primers from the floor !
     
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    Dump the whole 100 primers into a paper plate or a paper towel, then funnel them onto the flipper tray. Easy.

    Lost Sheep
     
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    Even simpler, turn the primer package upside down on the tray, then slide the cover off.
     
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    ^^^Thats my choice. Simple as pie...
     
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    That works fine unless you are using Federal primers. Their tray is larger than most primer flipper trays except Lee's new one. There must be hundreds of thousands of the old round trays too small for the larger primer sleeves (and they don't wear out or age out), so the question remains, "how to handle it when things don't fit?"

    Lost Sheep
     
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    Half a box will fit a Lee tray, so I slide the lid half off, dump that, then slide the lid in the other direction and dump that. Their box does well when loading tubes directly from the box.
     
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    Ahh. I've only used CCI primers.
     
  25. dickttx

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    Couldn't have said it better.
    And I only use CCI too.
     
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