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jwjessup 03-06-2013 06:56 PM

Best progressive press
I want to see what people think is the best all around progressive press by cost, speed, quality, available dyes, etc.

Ez2b 03-15-2013 02:26 PM

I started with the lee load master torrent Press
I love it. Ordered from Natchez 2 years ago for like 220 or 230 came with 1 set of dies everything to do 1 Caliber. Works great especially for the price. You can do about 100 rounds in about a half hour. I've learned to slow down a little bit though. Lee dies have a lifetime warranty. Suggest you go to youtube and do a search for Lee loadmaster. There is a lot of videos on how to use
And help you with some troubleshooting issues that you might have.

Ez2b 03-15-2013 02:28 PM

Sorry shoulda answered it like this if money is no object Dillon presses.....

Brennan16 03-15-2013 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by Ez2b
Sorry shoulda answered it like this if money is no object Dillon presses.....

I agree with that

farmrboy 03-23-2013 01:32 AM

I love my hornady lnlap. I added a casefeeder 2 yrs ago. That really sped things up. I chose it over a dillon because of cost. The lnlap is the equivilant of the 650. Caliber changes are cheaper too, I don't have to buy a kit for each caliber. The lnl bushings make it easy swapping dies. And if I want to run a small batch of something on my rock chucker I have a conversion in it to accept the lnl bushings. I've heard complaints about lee's priming system being a problem. But I have read of guys that fiddle with the primer feed and get it working properly and are big fans of the pro 1000 and loadmaster.

TexasGunner 03-23-2013 02:56 AM

Well I am new to reloading and cost was a factor for me. I went with the Lee loadmaster and have zero regrets. Have a turret plate dedicated to .223 and another for .308. Thus far it has been great and I would recommend it to anyone getting started.

Vincine 03-23-2013 11:22 AM

There’s a video on you tube, somewhere, that compares the Lee, RCBS, Dillon & Hornady progressive reloaders with the bullet & case loaders and other bells and whistles. Of course I can’t find it now.

The Dillon was excellently finished, worked well, had great customer service, and was expen$ive.

The Hornady was excellently finished on the parts that count, worked well, had great customer service, and was less expensive than the Dillon.

The others were less well finished, less 'automated', and less expensive.

Here is a site I found worthwhile:

This is his You Tube channel:

farmrboy 03-25-2013 11:15 PM

Ultimate reloader is an excellent site to visit. It's interesting to see the frankenloaders he builds.

Steel_Talon 03-27-2013 12:48 AM

Lee Loadmaster fan here, esp if your a tinkerer. They can/will be finicky at times but when you get them running they Prrrrr like a cat......

GSpears471 03-31-2013 01:55 PM

I really enjoy using my dillon 550 but, It can get a bit pricey, If you dedicate a certain number of calibers once you buy the cal conversion kit you have it. But the need to expand to other calibers is always present. However, Dillon is a great company with a fantastic no-bs warranty as they advertise. If you have a problem just call them, their
knowlledgable staff are always there to help during business hours.

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