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Old 01-23-2014, 05:29 PM   #11
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Well, I added it all up. To get everything I wanted (including the needed shell plates and a turret for each caliber I plan on reloading on this press), it works out to about $428. Not bad. A little high, but not outrageous considering how much I'm getting and how much more I will be able to do.

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I have a Dillon 550B and a Lyman T Mag and I use the Lyman way more than I do the Dillon but then I just enjoy the reloading process and weigh every charge but I'm retired so I have the time.

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I enjoy the process too, but I unfortunately don't have the time to do that, my other hobbies, and everything that needs to be done around the house and at work.

I haven't been loading much lately because of that. Usually just enough for one range trip the day before I plan on going.

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For the load Master I did one improvement under the primer feeder you can put a 30 ot six empty shell to catch any primers if they fall out of the loader this way you can save new primers from falling in and mixing up with old spent primers there should be a youtube video that's shows you how to do this

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For the load Master I did one improvement under the primer feeder you can put a 30 ot six empty shell to catch any primers if they fall out of the loader this way you can save new primers from falling in and mixing up with old spent primers there should be a youtube video that's shows you how to do this

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Thanks for the tip.

They suggest that you only use CCI and Remington primers for this press. Is there a reason for that? I use mostly Winchester, and some CCI since that is what the local shop has in stock.

I will be getting the recommended explosion shield just in case either way.
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On clearance at Midway right now. Lee Loadmaster in 223 caliber $223.00

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/618843/lee-load-master-progressive-press-kit-223-remington?cm_vc=U113

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That is a good price I think that's about what I paid for mine a couple years ago.

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For the load Master I did one improvement under the primer feeder you can put a 30 ot six empty shell to catch any primers if they fall out of the loader this way you can save new primers from falling in and mixing up with old spent primers there should be a youtube video that's shows you how to do this

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I find that the hand primer is a good time saver....plus you can do it anywhere you are comfortable. I also allows a helper and doesn't tie up the press.
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I moved up to the Lee 3 hole press about a year ago. I had been using one of their single stage presses for years. I still use it from time to time. Once I get setup for reloading and "get in the groove" I can average 200 rounds an hour. For my shooting habits that's more than enough. I considered a progressive press, but that's just too much stuff happening at once for me to keep up with. good luck

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Save up or hunt the local papers ads etc for a used or new dillon 650. Its worth the wait or effort to get one in any condition. They are easily repaired or sent to dillon for an overhaul.

While they look complex they are really simple with out a lot of moving parts. I've rebuilt mine once and strip it totally to pieces 3 times a year for a good cleaning and lubing.

They really are worth saving for or hunting the deals for. You won't be sorry

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