Lyman Brass Smith

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jack B., Jan 11, 2018.

  1. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

    Oct 19, 2010
    East TN
    I've got Lyman reloading manual and Cast bullet manual, bought new, from around 1980 and more recently bought Lyman #49, #50 and the current Cast bullet manual. They are a good source and comparison of information. I refer to mine frequently, even the old ones.

    Turret presses do not fit my preferred methods of reloading and I do not feel turret presses are worth the money spent on them, although the auto index Lee concept maybe has some value. I do understand having lots of holes in the turret.

    Getting past the strength/flex issues old turret press designs have been historically plagued with, you can have multiple die sets installed on one turret as already noted, or extra dies for specialized tasks, or any other "out-of-the-box" die layout the reloader can think of.

    But, like most things, different strokes for different folks and turret presses off an option to consider for reloaders
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

    Nov 25, 2006
    Northeast PA, USA
    I'm happy with my two presses, a Lee Classic Turret Press for loading handgun cartridges and an RCBS Rockchucker for loading rifle cartridges. (although I could do both on either press)
  3. higgite

    higgite Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    There are 3 of us, but I’m keeping a low profile. ;)
    Arkansas Paul likes this.
  4. Spug

    Spug Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Behind enemy lines
    I use the Lee Classic turret and am not in the market for this press, but as for the extra stations how about a universal decapper, universal flarer, or on-press case trimming tools? I've got an extra turret for these items but on this model they could be left in the turret. Doesn't seem silly to me.
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