Progressive Press

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by CourtJester, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    So I've got a total of about 8000 different cases boxed up in my basement to reload. I have a Lee's single stage press and would like to take a step up. I've not been reloading a super long time but thought I'd hit some of you up that have.

    So... What is a solid progressive press that will hold up well? Looking at one of these http://www.midwayusa.com/product/671219/lee-load-master-progressive-press . Any thoughts or differing opinions?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Back in my days of competing, I always went with Dillon and their "no-BS" warranty.

    Anything broke, they fixed it or sent me the part for free.
     

  3. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Yep, Dillon is the way to go in a progressive. I like the little Lee Turret for small batch straight wall case runs. The Lee Load Master Progressive was terrible. I had one in .40 S&W which is an easy case. I spent too much time keeping it running.:(
     
  4. Hairtrigger

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    Are you talking one caliber??
    The Hornady is a solid press with economical caliber change cost
     
  5. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    223, 40, 45, 9mm, 338 Lapua, and 308
     
  6. Hairtrigger

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    You will really like the Hornady LNL feature, Fast and not expensive way to change calibers
     
  7. TheoShooter

    TheoShooter New Member

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    Another vote for the Hornady LnL AP. Had a Dillion 550, switched to the Hornady when I wanted a progressive, have not regretted my decision.
     
  8. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Member

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    You ended up with a 5 station, Auto Indexing press with a much better powder measure!
     
  9. RiverRat68

    RiverRat68 RiverRat68 Supporter

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    Lee Progressive

    I started out with a Lee Progressive and it was nothing but a pain in the AZZ. Finally went with 2 single stage presses, that I bought used at the gun shows, I use one for decapping and re-sizing, the other for bullet seating. Only have to make one die change. :)
     
  10. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    I like the Lee Turret press for my rifle but if I had the money I would like to try the Hornady LNL. I don't reload as much as I used to, anymore I just get out and hunt and shoot less.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    1st choice: Dillon:D

    2nd choice: Hornady:)

    IMHO, no third choice.:rolleyes: