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Lee Pro 1000 Set-Up Tutorial (Sticky??)

This is a discussion on Lee Pro 1000 Set-Up Tutorial (Sticky??) within the Hand Loaded Ammunition forums, part of the The Ammo Can category; Originally Posted by Shizzy Just curious the cost savings on Reloading vs buying new?? cost per 100 after you are set up?? TY for any ...


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Old 01-04-2012, 11:50 PM   #61
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Just curious the cost savings on Reloading vs buying new?? cost per 100 after you are set up?? TY for any info

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It depends on a couple of factors...what bullets you use since price can vary, how much powder you use which can vary based on brand/type of powder.

And you have to invest in brass to reload and will lose some now and then.

For 9mm you can figure a cost per round of about 16 or 17c, so 50 rounds would be $8, 1000 would be $160.

Remember, you have complete control over what you're shooting so you can load for whatever purpose you want - plinking, target, accuracy, self defense, etc.

If you compete in IDPA or steel or the like you can go through 500 rounds in a weekend no problem, do that for 10 or 15 weekends and the savings can add up to pay for the press in short order.

I'm getting into reloading in March (need to save up some coin first). I'm going with the loadmaster - it's a bit more than the 1000 but can do rifle and is a tad faster and from a local shooter that has had both he favors the loadmaster but does warn you need to be a mechanically handy person to use it successfully. I hear good things about the dillon and my brother in law has one but they're twice the price, perhaps more depending on options. I can't at this time justify the extra investment.

Figure you need the press, a book on loading formulas and such is probably a good idea ($25ish), powder, bullets, primers, brass. And you'll want a tumbler sooner rather than later so $60ish more, and a good powder measure just to be able to double check things, $30 for the lee. With the loadmaster and supplies for 1000 rounds I'm guessing I'll put out around $600 to get set up for one caliber (9mm).

I can hardly wait!
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #62
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Wow, thanks for this. I was planning on getting one here this summer. This will be extremely helpful for when I do!
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #63
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Thank you for this tutorial. I just set up my new Lee PRO 1000 and the Lee instructions were confusing and vague to say the least.
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i'm jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:29 PM   #65
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Anybody use the bullet feeder? I'm thinking of getting one for my 9mm loads.
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Interesting you should ask that tonight. I was loading earlier today using the bullet feeder (single tube - they make a 4 tube affair like for the case feeder) and I don't know what I did but I bent a few things so I removed it and hand placed the bullets for the second 90 I loaded and while i didn't time it I swear hand placing went faster.

I'll be loading more this weekend and will time myself to see.

With the feeder it seems to go faster but you have to stop and load the tube ever 25ish rounds. This is (IMO) a bit fiddly as you grab a handful of bullets and have to orient them right side up and drop each down the tube one at a time. Hand placing them seems to be easier to orient them and you've not got the time to fill the tube, plus you stay in a rhythym longer/better.
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Just noticed you reply. I used my bullet feeder today and once I got it setup it sure did make my reloading faster. I got into a nice rhythm. I'm going to build a bullet collator.
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Somehow I managed to mangle the bullet feeder arm and have been loading without it. Seems faster...stopping to fill the bullet feeder really slows things down.
They make a four tube bullet feeder (like the case feeder) and with a collator like for cases i'm sure that would speed up the whole process.
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