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Lee Turret Loader?

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Old 01-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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Question Lee Turret Loader?

I am just beginning to think about reloading and am under a budget of $250-300 to start. I shoot .40 S&W pistol and .243 rifle. Is a Lee turret loader a good choice or should I use a single stage loader?

Have read a lot of the posts in this forum and am learning a lot from you guys, thanks a lot!
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:58 AM   #2
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I am just beginning to think about reloading and am under a budget of $250-300 to start. I shoot .40 S&W pistol and .243 rifle. Is a Lee turret loader a good choice or should I use a single stage loader?

Have read a lot of the posts in this forum and am learning a lot from you guys, thanks a lot!
The turret loader will not load any thing longer then 223.

Either the loadmaster or hornady lnl or dillion would be the best for what you need.

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Old 01-23-2012, 10:41 PM   #3
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The Lee Classic Turret will most certainly load cartridges longer than .223 Rem. I use mine often for 7.7jap and .30-06. It's a good, stout press.

The above poster may be referring to the old Lee 3-hole press and I can't comment on that one.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #4
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:19 AM   #5
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The Lee Classic Turret will most certainly load cartridges longer than .223 Rem. I use mine often for 7.7jap and .30-06. It's a good, stout press.

The above poster may be referring to the old Lee 3-hole press and I can't comment on that one.
I think you might have to remove the auto-index rod on longer loads like .300 WIN MAG or .338 Lapua. The 4 hole Lee Turret will still load them, though.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #6
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I think the LEE Turret presses (either Deluxe or Classic) are great choices for beginner reloaders. I have been using mine for two years and love it. The Classic is a better press when doing your research.
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I would prefer the LCT to any of their progressives. It will handle the 243 fine. I wouldn't want to bet on it for longer cases though.
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Great press for the new reloader. i started on one and loaded 9mm, .40, and .45 until my shooting needs dictated a progressive. I still use the Classic Turret for .223 in batch mode. Easy way to get into reloading for little money.
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The Lee Classic Turret will most certainly load cartridges longer than .223 Rem. I use mine often for 7.7jap and .30-06. It's a good, stout press.

The above poster may be referring to the old Lee 3-hole press and I can't comment on that one.
The lee turret that i have is 20 some years old but it will NOT accept anything longer then .223.

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