J&Gs Lee Reloading Set

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by zaitsev44, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I just got an Email from J&Gs Sales saying they have the Lee 50th Anniversary Set for $119. I have been interested in reloading, and this seems cheap but I know I still need to get dies, powder, brass, projectiles, primers, ect. Is this worth getting? If I remember J&G Sales shipping is high. Here's a screenshot of the email for all the details.

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  2. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I just checked the shipping. It's $19 for shipping and the total would end up being $138.
     

  3. greenr19

    greenr19 New Member

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    Midwayusa has the kit listed on their site for $115 and optics planet has it for $135 with free shipping. The biggest question is whether or not anyone has it in stock.
     
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  4. Kraj

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    That's what I use. I replaced the scale with a digital one, but everything else works great.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Lee makes pretty decent reloading equipment. i use quite a few of their dies and other accessories and have had pretty good results so far.

    price seems decent enough.
     
  6. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Been there, done that.
    What is your intended use?
    If you shoot a lot, step up a notch or two to the Lee Classic Turret (at least.) If you only plan to shoot a couple hundred rounds per year, you will be fine. More than that (couple hundred per month..), you will want more productivity, unless you simply have a ton of time on your hands. Be advised, reloading does tend to create a significant surge in ammo consumption.
    The scale is annoying but serviceable. I replaced it with a Redding.
    The Lee Perfect Powder measure is actually decent is many respects, once you adjust to it. It is however, not particularly good with large flake powders (Unique in particular.) I suspect that stick powders might pose a challenge as well, though I have no direct experience with that variable. It does ok with finer powders (Bullseye & AA#5), but it leaks. A higher quality measure will be in your future. I went with a Redding 3BR myself.