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Old 09-07-2007, 01:09 PM   #1
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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

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:00 PM   #2
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That's one of the beauties of reloading wtr100. You get to do some experimenting. Have fun!

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

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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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?
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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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