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Old 10-21-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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Does anyone out there use a lee handloader? I am new here and to reloading. Any help would be appreciated.

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Lee Loader kits are a great way to start out with some low volume reloading and to learn the basic concepts, components and techniques.

I used to load .45-70 with a Lee Loader for a Trapdoor Springfield.
I would load 1 or 2 rounds every morning while having coffee in my gun room.
The Trapdoor would come out to the range maybe once a month.
I had good results doing this, maybe you will too.

Tip: if you don't have one, buy a leather head mallet

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I have a Lee Handloader. It uses standard reloading dies. I have reloaded both pistol and rifle cartidges with it. It is not as fast as a bench mounted press. But it is a great way to get started for a little bit of money. The nice thing about it is you can sit in your recliner and resize brass while you watch tv. It is also nice for experimenting with different loads at the range.

For about $25 on midwayusa.com it is hard to beat for getting started.

The unit I am talking about does not require the use of a mallet. And if you upgrade later you can still use all of your dies with your high dollar press as well.

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I have a Lee Loader in .357 mag., and I love it. The single powder dipper leaves something to be desired, though, so I got a cheap but accurate ($14.00) electronic scale, and am much more than happy overall with both.

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Umm you guys are talking about a different set up. This is a picture of a Lee Hand Press. Available at midwayusa.com for about $25.

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Umm you guys are talking about a different set up. This is a picture of a Lee Hand Press. Available at midwayusa.com for about $25.
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I absolutely do. I've been loading 30-06 with one for several years now and I couldn't be happier with the results. It's not a fast way to load but it's accurate.

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Thanks for all the feed back. I'm sold.

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