Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CoalCrackerAl, Nov 5, 2022.
The turret has multiple holes for a reason. My Lyman Turret is a stellar performer for precision rifle loading. Some people like to "crimp" in a separate die. For precision rifle it isn't necessary since the case mouth is merely restored to SAAMI specification. So, you can easily get by with a sizing die and a bullet seating die that restores the case mouth size if using an expander! Not necessary with boat tail bullets! So, placing the powder measure between these two dies with empty holes between them works for me.
Agitating the powder measure during use is desirable to keep the drops precise. Some people attach a separate device for this purpose!
Using the balance beam is a bit of an art. Read the directions carefully! Some recommend that you allow the beam to "swing" and the precise reading is the middle of the up and down swing as long as they are equal distance.
Learn to use your Lyman Turret press it will serve you for a lifetime!
Full disclosure: I also have Dillons for bulk pistol reloading and Hornady's for .223 for banging steel at least once a month, 50-100 rounds!
As long as you jiggle it exactly the same each time you rotate the station and/or pull the handle.
Anything having to do with priming/depriming is horrible. Lyman sent me a new priming arm, and it's worse than the one I took out. Good thing the Frankford Arsenal Perfect Prime is an awesome companion to any press.
I let a friend have mine as I already owned the Bonanza CoAx ....
For rifle I'm a little bit more picky. Although the measure on my 550 is accurate enough for pistol all the bouncing around gives me more variation than I care for reloading rifle. So I reload rifle on the turret.
I do have a single stage press in storage. Some say the turret is no better than a single stage for reloading. I disagree.
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