Lee Load Master
After buying a Lee Pro 1000 and almost having a nervous breakdown trying to get it to work right I sent it back vowing never to buy a Lee press!
I bought a lee Load Master, progressive reloader then I threw away the set up instructions that comes with it. I went on You Tube and got all the information I needed to set it up so it would work like it is supposed to, It took me four days to work the kinks out, now i'm loading 100 rounds in less than ten minutes.
FYI:Most problems with a progressive press is the priming system so, I prime off the press. The best thing to do is take whole priming system OUT! I also decap and size off the press using my old RCBS Rockchuker, I know it's a little extra work but by eliminating sizing and decaping dies it makes for a smoother, faster stroke and you don't have be looking to make sure it set a primer and you'll still be loading much faster than with a single stage press. As for the powder measure; I choose a disk that threw 5 grains of bullseye. When I first started using it I checked the powder charge every 20th or so rounds. Using an electronic scale it was and is dead on 5 grains.
So give a try, what have you got to loose eccept a lot of frustration.
UPDATE: So far I have loaded 1200 rounds of 9mm without a glitch, after all i've heard about the Load Master I guess it either works or it doesn,t
UPDATE: 09/27 I've loaded over 1200 rounds of 9mm. I changed calibers and now loading .45 auto. It took a little "tweaking" but it's now loading good rounds. I had to take the case feeder off and load the cases by hand, but i'm stilll loading 500 rounds per hour.
UPDATE: 10/2 The large case feeder assy I ordered from Mid-South arrived, it is now installed and adjusted. Loading 1,000 rounds .45 ACP in four hours, this is with refiling the case feeder, refilling bullet tray, dumping loaded round bin, picking up rounds that jumped the bin, ciggy/bathroom break, scratching my butt, etc...: ) When I change back over to 9MM i'm going to clean and lube it.
Wait till you see what I did with the 9mm case feeder that gives me double the case capscity!!!
I'm sure I'm not the first one to set up the load master this way so lets hear ffrom some of you...