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Progressive loader with Case Feeder and Bullet Feeder for under $1000?

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  1. AznDragon567

    AznDragon567 Member

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    Progressive loader with Case Feeder and Bullet Feeder for under $1000?
    Hello, I was wondering if there are any 5 station progressive loader out there with Case Feeder and Bullet Feeder for under $1000? possible to mix and match brand/models?
     
  2. Lost Sheep

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    It seems to be easy to stay below that budget unless I have misread your post.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/671219/lee-load-master-progressive-press

    Check the math yourself, but I think you can get a Lee Loadmaster and a case collator with dies for under $250-$300. Add a bullet feed die and your specifications are probably met.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/67...Reloading+Presses-_-PriceCompListing-_-679228

    Hornady L'n'L base unit is $416 at the above link.

    I think you might be able to stay below $1,000 even with a Dillon 650, case feeder and bullet feed.

    http://reds-trading-post.amazonwebs...src=froogle&utm_medium=CSE&utm_source=froogle

    $1,000 seems to me to be pretty generous.

    Lost Sheep
     
  3. Lost Sheep

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    Welcome to the forum and thanks for asking our advice.

    I suggest you do some more research before you settle on your budget.

    Let me share with you some posts and threads I think you will enjoy. So get a large mug of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, whatever you keep on hand when you read and think and read through these.

    The "sticky" thread at the top of TheFiringLine's reloading forum is good, entitled, "For the New Reloader: Equipment Basics -- READ THIS FIRST "
    thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=230171

    The "sticky" thread at the top of TheHighRoad.com's reloading forum is good, entitled, "For the New Reloader: Thinking about Reloading; Equipment Basics -- READ THIS FIRST"
    thehighroad.org//showthread.php?t=238214

    and this one, titled "Interested in reloading"
    rugerforum.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=13543

    My post 11 is entitled "Here's my reloading setup, which I think you might want to model" November 21, 2010)
    My post 13 is "10 Advices for the novice handloader" November 21, 2010)

    Good luck

    Lost Sheep
     
  4. kingmt

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    I don't know how to add to that. I think I'm under that amount with all my reloading tools & I own 2 progressive presses with case feeders 1 of those has a bullet feeder, 1 more progressive(for three total), & 3 more SS presses. To many other tools to list.
     
  5. jmorris

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    Dealer cost on Hornadys "ammo plant" has all of that for $825.
     
  6. AznDragon567

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    How do i get this "Dealer cost"
     
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    Before you buy a press, please do your self a favor

    Read the feedback on each press

    There are some presses that need CONSTANT fiddling to get them to run.
    Others, you set & run.

    I've seen LOTS & LOTS of good reviews on Dillon, RCBS, Lyman & Hornady presses.
    Some will run you a bit more than your budget allows.

    And I've seen LOTS of bad reviews on some progressive presses
    that are easily affordable on your budget.

    Let's just say, I've had the cheap ones & sold 'em all.
    From a voice of experience, do yourself that favor I mentioned above - read the reviews

    Good Luck & Welcome to reloading!
     
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    I'm going to point you to three more resources:

    1. Here's a great write-up from a guy who lived with the Lee Loadmaster, Dillon 650, and Hornady LnL for a year:

    http://www.comrace.ca/cmfiles/dillonLeeHornadyComparison.pdf

    2. Gavin's Ultimate Reloader site has some great videos that you should watch:

    http://ultimatereloader.com

    3. About a year ago I was researching progressive presses in preparation for purchasing one. Here are notes about my opinions, biases, and observations:

    http://www.shootandreload.com/category/choosing-a-progressive-press/
     
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  9. jmorris

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    Have an FFL or good friend with one.
     
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    FFL

    Can any FFL get that price?
    richard
     
  11. kingmt

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    I've seen more complaints about a LNL then anything. The people that like it seem to use it like a SS.

    I have heard several problems with the Dillon & wonder if you don't hear more then there is because they spent so much on the best only to find they have the same problems that others have. I don't hear much about the RCBS & I don't think that there is as many of them out there.

    I am a Lee fan myself & have a Pro1000 which runs without fault & a Load Master that only concern is that it makes a mark on the primers that I haven't figured out yet.

    The powder measure Is the thing I hate the most about my LNL AP & the Pro Disk is what I'm the happiest with Lee. Not to say I don't run into things sometimes but they are self inflicted. I have forgot to fell the primers. I ran some brass through that had crimped pockets. Thay kind of thing. I have yet to break a part on my presses.

    Most tools require the user to know how to use them. It blows my mind at how many people don't know how to use a hammer & instead of learning get offended that you would point out that they are doing something wrong. It has to be this cheap junk hammer. While there is hammers I prefer I try to pick the right hammer for the job I can drive a nail as easy with a $3 hammer as I can a $30.
     
  12. jmorris

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    Every machine can and will have problems. Having owned almost all of them at one point I can say you go get what you pay for. You can get a machine with bullet and case feed for half your budget but it would wind up just pissing you off, if you expect it to work half way decent.

    I wouldn't personally get the "ammo plant" eventhough I could at under $850 and I have LNL's already. I would only choose from (and have both) 650's and 1050's with either a KISS or GSI bullet feeders. None of the other stuff I have tried met up to my standards. The entry cost on base equipment that would meet the above would be in the $1200-1300 range.
     
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