I agree, very few shooters actually need the volumn of an expensive progressive. The LCT is actually a decent piece of gear. If I could fit it w/ a better powder measure & priming system, I could be talked into buying one. I would probably still opt for a Dillon 550B for your needs though. The manual indexing lets you more easily control brass prep & such, basically an upside down turret press. You can go as slow as you like or as fast as you need.It's a little underrated, but the Lee Classic Turret Press is a great way to build a fair amount of super-accurate ammo. It won't be as fast as a progressive press like a Dillon 650, but it will be just as well done and faster than a single stage like the RCBS Rock Chucker. Hope that helps.
Yes sir & you will get almost all of your money back. Not many things you can use for 14yrs & sell & get your money back.Dillon 550 is very hard to beat lifetime warranty you can't beat their tech's excellent pistol dies check out their sight and prices If you ever want to sell it will be gone quick Have used mine for 14 yrs plus
Yes, but all progresives come w/ a powder measure. You still need a good scale (not the Lee) to set the measure. If you only load handgun, no case trimmer is needed. For rifle, you'll get 2-3 reloads before trimming. Calipers, good dial ones are cheap enough. You can add a tumbler later, but brass is easily cleaned w/ water & simple green in a bucket, let dry & load. Dies & shell holders/plates of course. Some shell holders/plates will work w/ multiple calibers, so best to check before ordering. You can get everything for several caliberss in a LCT for less than $600.Remember that you need more than just a press and some dies. Powder measure if the press does not have one, scale, micrometer, case trimmer of some kind, etc. These can all add up quickly, so if your budget is $600 remember to price these first and then you have what you can spend on a press.
You must have a scale to set the measure. You should have calipers to measure OAL. You do not need a tumbler but some find it easier to use. You can clean brass wet using water & SimpleGreen or a citrus cleaner, 100% dry & then reload. It's waiting for them to dry is why many use a tumbler. That is really about it for handguns. No trimmer needed for any service caliber. Magnums & rifle rounds can use a trimming about every 5-6 reloads if using full power ammo. No loading block for the turret or SDB, the empty brass goes in one side & loaded ammo out the other. A good stable bench to mount the press on.so i am also completly ignorent to what all i need in addition to the press to start (in reference to this Lee turret press, on the dillon square deal, anything i need that the package doesn't offer?
pardon my ignorance, thanks
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It's a good press, but if I were leaning turret, I would probably, & this kills me as I really don;t like Lee gear, but he Classic Turret is a pretty good press & the interchangeable heads is nice for swapping calibers quickly.thanks for the comments, i need to talk to some people here in town and see a buddys set up in operation before i decide, but i'm leaning towards the Lyman Tmag.