Re: Help with figuring out which press to buy...
Jack: I have been loading for a few months now with a Lee single stage press. I bought it used to save a bit of money and really figure out if I liked to reload and see if I was going to keep doing it. So far I have loaded for my 25-06, 308, 223(AR), and a few 357 pistol rounds. I dont miind loading the rifle rounds on the single but the pistol rounds drove me nuts, felt like it took forever to load 40 rounds.
As to the Dillon: I do like the customer service aspect and have never heard a Dillon customer being dissatisified with the product. The disadvantage to me is a few things the auto indexing (while not necessary it would be nice), only a 4 hole tool head (I like the idea of being able to use a Lee FCD in the 5th station of the LNL, price of the tool heads and all associated parts to do a caliber change is a little over priced in my opinion LNL seems to be a good bit cheaper on the caliber change over and i just need to purchase the bushings to change over to another caliber, also the LNL comes with everything needed for the powder drop to do rifle and pistol where the Dillon has to be purchased separate.
As I type this I think my research has answered my question and I believe I like the LNL for the above reasons. I am still interested in hearing what else you guys have to say.
And while you are here, what are you opinions of the LNL auto powder charger? might order it this evening to speed up my rifle loading also!
Thanks for all the help, information, and comments guys. Keep them coming!