Lee Pro 1000 Press

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by hillbillygrunt, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. hillbillygrunt

    hillbillygrunt New Member

    Im looking into getting one. Looking for opinions on them. Would be loading 45 acp exclusively. Any help would be greatly applicated.
  2. at_liberty

    at_liberty New Member


    This is a thread on how to live with one, not so much why to buy one. The press is obviously problematic, but for those with talent for tinkering, it can be a low cost alternative. Mine seems to excel at 9mm. No experience with rifle but I suspect it would do well enough on .223. I do my .45 on the Hornady, which is a dream by comparison and not big money for one caliber.

    I don't do .40 S&W on the Lee because it is in between sizes of case feeding tubes. Small=9mm and Large=.45. The larger Lee press works well enough for .40 and certainly the Hornady does to. I just prefer to have a dedicated setup rather than to writeoff equipment from which I have upgraded.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2013

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

    Look at a Redding, Lyman, Hornady or RCBS press instead. you'll be glad you did.