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Old 12-27-2011, 03:37 PM   #1
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Howdy yall, I've been looking into getting the classic lee loader sets (the one that uses a hammer) for my 1911 and AR-15. My question is would .223 reloaded from this type of set be safe to fire through my AR (it's a Stag Arms) and feed reliably?

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Old 12-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #2
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I believe that the classic Lee Loader neck sizes only. As result, your ammo may not feed reliably in a semi-auto.
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Cotton top is right. Rather than the Lee Loader, why not go cruise Flebay, check for a used press, and a used set of dies. Price may surprise you.

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I have seen the Lee package deals at around $90. Not as heavy as a Rockchucker but it works. Lee also makes a hand press. You can build up your muscles as you load.

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After you pound out about 100 rounds you'll wish you had spent the money on a press. The lee loader might be handy to throw in a saddle bag but it ain't something you want to use to load any quantity of ammo.

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If you are concerned about cost, you could check out the Smart Reloader Press. Google it, they are not hard to find. I just bought one for around $20. It is a no frills single stage press, but it is much better built than what it looks like in the pictures. In fact it is somewhat heavy duty. Idf you don't have a work bench to bolt it too, you can C-clamp it to a table, then put it away when you are done reloading. All you would need then is a set of dies. Like C3 said, check out used dies on the bay. I just bought a set of dies from ebay for $10.
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