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Old 10-18-2011, 21:32   #1
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wich press?

want to get a press for my farther for x-mas. have been looking around on ebay and have been reading alittle about getting started in reloading. was sure about starting with a lee single stage press, but i see alot of the lyman tru-line turret press selling for less. looks like the lymans are alot older and dont know if they dont take current dies? is this not a good option or should i try for the single stage. this will be used for rifle rounds and handgun rounds
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Old 10-18-2011, 22:02   #2
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I'd get him a brand new Lee Classic Turret.
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Old 10-18-2011, 22:33   #3
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Old 10-18-2011, 22:36   #4
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Yes, get the Lee four holer, I have spent years and thousands of rounds getting joy from it.
From 9mm to .45 colt and .223. Better deal then the blue press.
The forth hole is for the Lee Factory die crimp, the one all the dillion owners buy.
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Guy named redwzrd starts a thread asking which press? This a joke?

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Old 10-18-2011, 22:46   #6
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I didn't even notice that. Had I, I'd said blue :D
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Old 10-18-2011, 23:12   #7
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why would this be a joke? i have reloaded my own shotgun shells for years but have never done any brass. it has always seemed like there was to many steps.
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Old 10-18-2011, 23:31   #8
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The forth hole is for the Lee Factory die crimp, the one all the dillion owners buy.
Ehhh... I don't think so... only reason to buy a FCD is if you not capable of setting your dies up correctly to load the bullet profile for the gun your using.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:46   #9
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The forth hole is for the Lee Factory die crimp, the one all the dillion owners buy.
Then I must be doing something wrong, because all my turrets only have 3 dies in them

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why would this be a joke? i have reloaded my own shotgun shells for years but have never done any brass. it has always seemed like there was to many steps.
Just kidding. There's a big rift here between red (Lee, Hornady) presses and blue (Dillon). I myself use green (RCBS).

So, I'm partial to Green for the single stage. Any of them will work, you get what you pay for. I think a lot of people on here shoot a ton of pistol, hence the turret or progressive suggestions. It does get tedious on a single stage if you're doing volume.

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Old 10-19-2011, 08:09   #11
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Ehhh... I don't think so... only reason to buy a FCD is if you not capable of setting your dies up correctly to load the bullet profile for the gun your using.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:58   #12
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I saw that to. I chose not to respond just in case it's a joke. Plus, the sticky pretty much answers his questions. I would not buy that old Lyman. It doesn't take standard dies and you can't get stuff for it any longer.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:21   #13
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I saw that to. I chose not to respond just in case it's a joke. Plus, the sticky pretty much answers his questions. I would not buy that old Lyman. It doesn't take standard dies and you can't get stuff for it any longer.
thanks that is the answer i was looking for. didnt want to buyone then cant get dies for them. this wasnt a joke and didnt know there was a 500/870 battle between presses. im just starting out in this and think know what ive been told that the single stage is what i need to start.
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Then I must be doing something wrong, because all my turrets only have 3 dies in them

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may I ask where you got those cool colored containers at?
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I'd get him a brand new Lee Classic Turret.
Thats what I bought.^


If spending around $220 is fine look at the Lee Classic Turret kit from Kempf's. That kit will give him most of what the needs to start reloading.
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:57   #16
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my first press is a Lyman® T-Mag Expert Deluxe Reloading Kit

http://www.basspro.com/Lyman-TMag-Ex...0200317/114183

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Old 10-19-2011, 12:02   #17
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Just ordered a Lee classic turret kit from kempf gun supply this week.
We'll see how it goes.
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my first press is a Lyman® T-Mag Expert Deluxe Reloading Kit

http://www.basspro.com/Lyman-TMag-Ex...0200317/114183

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I thought you were going with 550? It'll take a long time to crank out pistol rounds on a single stage.

But if you'll ever load rifle or anything... guess it'll make a good starter setup.
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Old 10-19-2011, 12:23   #19
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may I ask where you got those cool colored containers at?
I need some of those.
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Sure Greg, at Walmart. They were very inexpensive but well built. The larger ones full of bullets weigh 50lbs easy.
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I thought you were going with 550? It'll take a long time to crank out pistol rounds on a single stage.

But if you'll ever load rifle or anything... guess it'll make a good starter setup.
yea, I was, but I wanted a single stage turret just to get use to re-loading and learning.

I still have plans for the 650xl though....hopefully in a few months and yes, the Lyman will do me well for rifle loads.

I can crank out a few hundred rounds in a couple hours on my Lyman.

Right now, I'm just messing with loads and finding the right ones in .40 and 9mm for my G27, and G17 and G34.

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