I found the coolest thing in the shed today...

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by SRK97, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My dad said it was the first reloader he ever had. Does anyone know if they make them in .357 mag and .308 win? This one is for a 20 gauge. I also found about 150 Hornady .338 250 grain bullets ready to load but first I need to buy the .338 :)
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes. they were made in .38/357, and .308. Here is the link to Lee Precision.

    http://leeprecision.com/reloading-kits/

    Two howevers- they are out of stock, and they are about $40 each. If you already have a press, you can get dies for less than that. Have used one, it works, is slow.
     
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  3. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    You can still find them on the bay from time to time. A 20 gauge Lee Load All is the very first reloader I had when I was 12 years old. It worked. I wish I still had it.
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  4. nicklarimore

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    I have one for 22-250. Great for experimenting.
     
  5. 1411

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    I have one in .38 special bought it a few years ago. Easy to use just be careful not to over crimp if you're going to use it. I have experience in this over crimping arena.
     
  6. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does it look like its missing anything?
     
  7. hiwall

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    Rocky7 New Member

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    Thanks for the pictures. Imagine using one of those! I guess it'd be OK if you owned a single-shot rifle.
     
  9. JW357

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    I actually found one at my local gunsmith a week ago for 357 Magnum / 38 Special. He was asking $10. It has all the pieces so I snagged it up. So far I have reloaded 35 38 Special with it (most of those were tonight!). Kinda slow going, especially compared to my progressive press. Honestly I find it very relaxing and rewarding, in a sense, despite all the banging with a hammer.

    On Midway USA they're not expensive. $27. And the 308 is actually in stock.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/735723/lee-classic-loader-308-winchester

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/702138/lee-classic-loader-357-magnum
     
  10. MattShlock

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    I have many in many different calibers. Last I bought was in 303 Savage. Not like I need a progressive reloader for those... Slow, simple, but they work well enough and they are inexpensive, compact, self-contained, and very portable.
     
  11. nitestalker

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    They are very slow but if you only shoot a box of rounds per month they will do.:) Those loaders were great back in the days before TV.:cool:
     
  12. hiwall

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    I have used them and they work. But a caution, they only neck size the cases. This is fine if you have only one gun in that caliber. But if the shells were shot in one gun and loaded with a Lee Loader they might not chamber in a different gun.