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Old 10-27-2011, 08:51 PM   #1
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I thought I would start a thread on what reloading presses people started with , are using now and what they would like to get and why.

I started reloading using a Lee aneversery Kit Because it was Cheep to get into reloading, Then I got a Lyman All American Which I realy like Because u can speed up yor reloading. It has 4 positions.
I have ordered but not gotten yet a Hornady AP progressive. I have read a lot about various Progerssives and settled on this one 1 for cost I have read endless reviews and 85% have givin it 5 stars and realy no prtoblems with it. There are a few negative reviews but these are so few that it makes me belive it might be " User Error".
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
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I started with and still use a Lee 3 hole turret with auto index....picked it up with .357 carbide dies for $25
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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Dillon presses are good had 2 so far havnt been let down yet.
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Started and lived with a Rcbs rockchucker for ten years. Picked up a lee classic turret two years ago.....never once used it.

Dropped the loot a month ago on a Dillon 650, casefeeder, strongmount, roller handle, and bullet tray.

Instead of 100-125 /hr single stage.
It's 150 in ten minutes or so.

I could make a list of a bunch of guns i have, or "have", or wish I had. Why would one feel compelled to provide that infornation freely? Do you feel the need to show off? Is it some immature game of oneupsmanship?

Why do you feel it necessary to list your guns?
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i started in the late 80s with a rcbs rock chucker loading for 458 winchester magnum. i still use it today loading 458 30-06. ten years ago i bought a dillon xl650. i love both machines
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I started with a Lee hand press. Then my wife gave me a Rock Chucker and a bunch of other goodies for Christmas. That was about 3 years ago. This June she gave me a Lee 5000 Progressive. I only use it for .45 ACP. It is a real high maintenance machine. I have to watch it carefuly to make sure it is doing everything it should be. But I am actually pretty happy with it. The whole thing with the dies and powder measure and everything was something like $150.00. But I still use the rock chucker for everything but 45ACP.
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i started with a lyman 6-hole a friend gave me when his job moved him out of state. Ive since picked up a lyman single and 2 Lees. one lee is a 4 hole i use for revolver and the other a 3 hole progressive i use for 45acp and 223. the lyman 6-hole i rarely use anymore.
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I started out all wrong. I bought a Dillon 550. I had never reloaded anything in my life. Boy was it ever tough. I was nervous as a Cat on a hot tin roof. I didn't know what I was doing and trying to watch 6 or 7 different functions at one time. After a bout 2 months I begain to settle down and really got into it. Later I could see the need for a single stage press and bought a Lee. I have advised several people that wanted to make the same mistake I made. Get a single stage first. Learn to reload and then move up if you feel the need.
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Started with an RCBS single stage C press.
Now have the RCBS, A Dillon 550B, and a Lyman 3 stage turret.

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Old 10-29-2011, 01:42 AM   #10
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Started with a single stage Rockchucker in '84 and am still using it. I shoot mostly bolt rifles so I'm not sure I need a turret or progressive. I'm sure they would speed things up but I kind of enjoy the way I do it now. I do from time to time look at progressive presses, maybe some day.
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