Super CHEAP LEE PRESS

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Highland Lofts, Apr 26, 2021.

  1. gifbohane

    gifbohane Member

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    I certainly agree with that assessment. My experience has dissuaded me from buying things from them that I really needed. Last time I did not even get a return call.
     
  2. EMC45

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    The only issue I had with mine is the ball got loose. I rapped on it with a small hammer lightly and it snugged right back up.

    Speaking of "super cheap Lee press"....... Shortly after I got the abovementioned press I visited an older reloader getting out of the game. Me,with a pocketful of bread looked over what he had...I bought a new, never mounted Lee Classic cast for $30 and a tumbler full of media for $20. I still use the Lee CC and have since retired the RCBS RockChucker. The tumbler got sold to a buddy who was glad to have it.
     
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  3. Kaldor

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    I use mine for decapping and bullet pulling. I wouldnt size or seat on it with any expectations of real accuracy.
     
  4. Highland Lofts

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    When I get my shed all done for my dedicated reloading place I do want to load up test rounds for my Remington 788 in 243.
    Here is a target with all 100 soft points with 40 grains of IMR4831.
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    The Hornady SST worked the best and I loaded them up on one of my Hornady single stage Lock n Load presses.
    Once I get all my presses set up I will load this same bullet & powder combanation on the Hornady Lock n Load press, on the Redding T-7 press, on a RCBS Rock Chucker press and on the cheap Lee press and compare the accuracy between them.
    I will use the same set of dies to load these up so to take any varriation of die sets out of the equation and see what the targets look like.
    Reloading sure is a fasinating hobby and a costly hobby at that if you keep buying decent quality trinkets.
     
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  5. kmw1954

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    Highland I will for certain be looking forward to your little experiment. Should prove interesting in the end. I still believe much of what we reload is dependent on the individual and how much time and care we put into it. For instance I take much more time loading for targets than I do for just blasting or plinking.
     
  6. rdnktrkr

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    I picked one up at the flea market, I purchased a 3 hole turret with extra turrets a Lee cast and multiple dies, he sold it all cheap "if" I took the Lee C press also, I use the 3 hole press and the C press the most, the C press is about the perfect depriming press, easy access, plenty of power and small size
     
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  7. mdi

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    In my limited experience, the quality of handloads is about 90/10. Around 90% operator and 10% tools/equipment...
     
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  8. Milt1

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    Highland, I assume you shot at 100 yds but that wasn't mentioned? If it was 100 yds, great groups!
     
  9. splattergun

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    Don't let sentiment stand in your way of paying it forward.
     
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  10. Highland Lofts

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    I buy lots of used reloading stuff from the forums, e bay and elseware. I like having an extra set of dies for every caliber I load for just incase something happend to a set I am still in business.
    I also buy dies in calibers that I will never shoot. I buy them to have on hand for friends or guys on the local forum to come over and load what they meed.
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    Actually 85 yards, that is the distance we can het at the pit I shoot at.
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    I have given several RCBS presses, Ohaus scales, RCBS trimmers, Brass, bulletsn and other stuff away plus have had lots of new people who wanted to get into reloading come over and lerrn how and load up ammo to take home.
    I let a friend borrow my Dillion 650 and Dillion 600 Swagger for three months, just picked it up Sunday afternoon.
    Another friend ordered a reloading kit that is on back order. If it is going to be months before they ship it he will be borrowing either a RCBS Rock Chucker set up or a Hornady Lock n Load set up
    Totally set up with powder measure, trimmer, scale, primers, bullets.
    Everything for him to load until he gets his stuff in.
    Not many people do karma like that.
     
  11. splattergun

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    Beautiful
     
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