Originally Posted by nitestalker
The little LEE Turret is a fine small economical press. I would not recommend it for the 30-06 or other large rifle cases. Yes it will work. Some people trust leaky boats. This little press simply does not have the guts for these jobs. Get an RCBS, Lyman single stage.
My choice would be the Dillon line. They have a program where you can buy a basic machine and add to it as you can afford.
Nitestalker,I've been using Lee turret presses for 30+ years,and have loaded thousands of 25/06-30/06-and 300 WM cases with them.
I don't know where you think they wouldn't have the "guts" for the job. I prefer the Lee turret press over every other turret press made,the others all have too much slop from the turret being supported in the center instead of the outside of the turret head.
I've had a Lyman,and used a friends RCBS turret press,and they have way more vertical movement of the dies than the Lee Classic.
I do agree with you if your talking about the Lee Deluxe turret press,it's a great press for pistol's and smaller rifle cartridges,but probably not the best for larger calibers.