Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Highland Lofts, Apr 26, 2021.
A little lightweight press like that would be perfect for Lee push through sizer dies.
Let's hope your Lyman lasts forever as I've heard/read Lyman has one of the worst customer service departments of any manufacturer.
But my little Lee C press has reloaded thousands of rounds of handgun ammo, sized several thousands of cast bullets and deprimed/primed many, many cases and I've never broken any part of it (but I've been using hand tools to make a living for over 55 years so I guess I know how to use them)...
Ive delt with them on busted die parts....yes pretty much always my fault.
No issues there.
I have an old T-mag on my bench right now, and a few sets of lyman dies, no complaints.
Im looking forward to getting my little port-a-loader back tho so i can sit in the kitchen instead of the garage.
I have loaded all my centerfire ammo on one like that, for probably three decades.
I didn't know that it was junk!
You are right there, however, that press has been super reliable.
As for customer service from Lyman, their email must be down and the post office must not know their address plus their phone number is out of order. Oh, and their products that are defective are all my fault.
@Highland Lofts - Just set it up. I'm sure you'll wonder how you got by without it before long.
I have three single stage Hornady Lock n Load presses, two or three RCBS Rock Chucker presses, a Redding T-7 turret press a Dillion 650 and a Hornady AP progressive press and a lee turret kit I got really cheap. The only reason I will set this one up is because my oldest son gave it to me years ago, it came with the lee book.
I'll probably put a lee univeral depriming die in it.
Come on, it's a $35.00 press!
Or it's on the high end of a $35.00 press!
That was funny, i like it. .Actually it was free with the lee book he bought for me.
When I get my shed done Ill have a place to set it up and actually use it.
That is a good idea. I have an RT1500 unused in the box because I don’t want to mount it on my existing presses.
The Lee c-frame would be a good solution for me. Dedicate the press for trimming.
I have tubes for both the bullet feeder and on top of the sizing die to contain the sized bullets.
So bullets go from tube to tube passing thru the sizing die.
If you plan to use it for de-priming
Rather than drilling a hole in your bench just mount the press on stand-offs.
I used coupling nuts, one size bigger than the mounting screws, as stand-offs and put a container under the press.
I did this to my Pro 1000:
works for me,
Two years ago it got a small crack by one of the link pins. I sent it in and Lee replaced it gratis.
I haven’t set it up again because I don’t gave a lot of room on my bench with the two pro 1000s and two O-frame Challengers already mounted on it
I like the C press, it loaded a lot of rounds for me.
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