Tard, I know you're going to think "WTF is wrong with this guy" but I had a Dillon 550 and HATED it!!! Too much stuff going on for me in the progressive units. I never felt comfortable with the way it despensed the powder...I was always horrified of a double charge.
I only mentioned the Rockchucker because I have one. I've never used the Lee's and who knows, if I did I might like them. Tough to have an opinion if you never used the product!The new Lee Anniversary single stage press kit seems like a hell of a deal. What seems to be everyone's negative thoughts about this kit? I have recently decided to get into reloading and am looking for the same thing lora84 is.
The powder measure is ok but the scale is crap. I would buy the press separate & pick up a Redding or RCBS measure & Dillon or RCBS scale.The new Lee Anniversary single stage press kit seems like a hell of a deal. What seems to be everyone's negative thoughts about this kit? I have recently decided to get into reloading and am looking for the same thing lora84 is.
The Lee Classic is a ok press. It will take a long time to set up and reload a large amount of rounds. It is a good way to get are feet wet and start reloading. I would rather have a Dillon 550. Look for a Dillon on ebay, a friend of mine found a good deal. Lee dies are good.
My scale works just fine, is very easy to set up and when checked against others is very accurate. The scale is designed to be easily zeroed so if it should ever get bumped....others are not like that.The powder measure is ok but the scale is crap. I would buy the press separate & pick up a Redding or RCBS measure & Dillon or RCBS scale.
It's all relative to how much you shoot & what calibers. I used to shoot 2K-3K 45colts a month. Took me about 3mths to pay off my 550B & all the other gear, including a proper scale.:mrgreen: An investment of $150 can be paid off in 1mth of shooting, depending on the caliber. So a 550B, loading say 10mm or 41mag or 45colt, see what I mean?i use my Lee kit all the time and NEVER have had a problem. It depends on what you are looking for as to what you buy. For me, a single stage is just right....
The Dillon RL550B...looks like a good press but the $406.95 BEFORE SHIPPING price tag defeats that for me (looking at it in the new "Blue Press" catalog that came yesterday)....there is NO savings in reloading if it takes forever just to pay off the press you buy.
I am reloading at a cost of about $150 for the whole setup I have...oh...and I have reloaded enough that my press is paid for, wouldn't be able to say that with the blue 4x as much press....