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wtr100 09-07-2007 01:09 PM

pounding out rounds with a Lee Loader
 
my reloading 'stuff' is in storage - I recently picked up a S&W Brazillain Contract 45 ACP revolver.

Decided I wanted to do some reloading so I got a used Lee Loader Kit and 250 Keith Nose 255 gr swc, some CCI large pistol primers and a Pound of Accurate #7.

Reloading with a hammer seems a bit odd and is slower than even a single stage press but was quite enjoyable and the resulting rounds are quite pleasant to shoot. The load data for the dipper that comes with the kit is very mild - but for a nice old revolver thats ok

Pounce 09-07-2007 07:00 PM

That's one of the beauties of reloading wtr100. You get to do some experimenting. Have fun!

1984cj 09-07-2007 09:35 PM

So... Do you cringe every time you hit it with a hammer?:D

I enjoy reloading. I find it relaxing and I enjoy the attention that it requires.
I have used a progressive and a single stage but never a hammer.:)

OFADAN 09-10-2007 02:13 AM

I started reloading .357 Mags in 1972 using that same exact Lee Loader...still got it...Slow but effective.

wtr100 09-10-2007 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1984cj (Post 8035)
So... Do you cringe every time you hit it with a hammer?:D

I enjoy reloading. I find it relaxing and I enjoy the attention that it requires.
I have used a progressive and a single stage but never a hammer.:)

I can't wait till my Lyman 310 tong tool comes in a few days

Catfish 09-10-2007 09:53 PM

In my oppenion what you have is the best loader Lee ever made. They last alot longer than any other Lee equipment. ;)

wtr100 09-11-2007 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Catfish (Post 8101)
In my oppenion what you have is the best loader Lee ever made. They last alot longer than any other Lee equipment. ;)

I know people like to look down on Lee but I've had good luck with it over the years - pistol dies have been very good, the hand primer and case trimmer have worked quite well.

YMMV

Are you a cook or a rifleman?

Declaration Day 09-13-2007 01:13 AM

All of my reloading equipment is Lee, and I have yet to be disappointed.

wtr100 09-19-2007 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Declaration Day (Post 8218)
All of my reloading equipment is Lee, and I have yet to be disappointed.

yeh I'll never get the need to bad mouth lee stuff - maybe I've been lucky?

Catfish 09-20-2007 11:51 AM

I load alot more ammo than most people. So far thsi year I`ve loaded around 3,000 rounds of .223, 500 round of .204, 500 rounds of .22-6mm, 500 round of .222 Rem. and a smaller volune of .38, 357, .44 mag, .454, .500 S&W, .257 AI, .30-06, .411 Hawk and I forget what all else. I load on a 55 Dillon and the Lee die bodies are to short for it, I can make the work but don`t like them any way. I started loading my own in 1965 and have been doing so ever since. I use what works well for me and if I have trouble with something I stay away form it. I also buy only Leupold scopes. In the past I`ve had trouble with every other brand, so I don`t buy anything else now. If lee equipment works for you use it, but it don`t hold up for me.


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