Help with figuring out which press to buy...

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  1. rcairflr

    rcairflr Well-Known Member

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    You will never know if you made the right decision for you or not. You will only know if you are satisfied with your purchase.

    I have had a single stage Lyman press since 1992 and have never wished I had more. Works great and does what it was designed to do.

    If the press you are buying is designed to do what you want, then you will be satisfied, if not, "Oh well".
  2. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

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    Congrats,
    Make sure and watch the enclosed Video and then watch it AGAIN. Setup is very easy. You will need at least one can of Hornady one shot gun cleaner and dry lubricant. DO NOT buy the one shot case lubricant it is not the same. Follow the video to the letter and feel free to PM me if you have questions. :)
  3. Kevin Rohrer

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    People will recommend what they own. I own a 550 and recommend it, but that doesn't make up it the best. The rule of thumb is:

    1. No one bitchs about Dillon.
    2. Few bitch about LNL.
    3. Lots if people bitch about Lee.
  4. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, but the thing is that you are aware of it when you do it. Otherwise, if you don't manually adjust it it's pretty much failsafe.
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Saweeeet. Pics brother, pics.
  6. American Leader

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    You're right KR about more complaints about LEE, but just maybe there are more LEE presses out there to gripe about. I've noticed when pics of reloading benches are posted on showing presses even when it mentions Dillion, Hornady, or RCBS, many times there is a LEE in that pic somewhere? No other maker comes close on overall cost, so they may very well sell and have more presses out in operation. But as once stated, they use alot of nylon parts and are not made for those who are like a "bull in a china shop" or don't like to read! The regulars on here know I'm a LEE guy so I had to backup Dixieman a little.:D Oh, and by the way, Brisk44 say's LD is really a "Closet LEE Guy"!:eek:
  7. zachp

    zachp New Member

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    BTW if anyone is in the market, I have looked at every supply house I could find and Midsouth Shooters Supply had the best price and very resonable shipping. $385 for the press and $17 shipping. The press should be at the house on Friday sometime, as soon as its set up I will post pics!
  8. zachp

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    Well guys I finally got it set up and used it all day today. I have to say I LOVE it!!!! This thing is awesome. It was a pretty simple process to put together and set up. I have already run out of bullets to load that I have the shell plates for. The powder throw gives a consistent throw, the primer system works awesome. So far I have loaded about 150 223, 200 40, and 100 380. If anybody has any questions about this press dont hesitate to ask here or send me a pm.

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    Nice setup. That is going to be my next purchase also. Just got to save $$$ for it first.
  10. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    Looking good to me. Nice setup.

    I spent a few hours this weekend at my dillon and pushed out 600 rounds of 9mm goodness. You will be asking yourself why did I not start reloading sooner.

    Enjoy!
  11. zachp

    zachp New Member

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    I am having one problem, I cant find a 38/357 shell plate anywhere. I have plenty of 38 bullets but cant load them on the Hornady. Anyone have any suggestions?
  12. LDBennett

    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    Buy a Dillon.
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  14. zachp

    zachp New Member

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    thanks 312 never seen that site before
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    glad you have a setup you like. I have a new pro 1000, being cautious after getting used to it, I got 300 rounds in 2 hours. Not sure I want to go faster than that, but can see where you could. Good luck and be safe, oh and enjoy :)
  16. zachp

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    New shell plate is on its way so i will see how it does on 357 this weekend. thanks for all the help and comments guys. i have also been going slow just to get a feel for it i know it can go faster but i am comfortable at my pace and dont need mich faster.
  17. zachp

    zachp New Member

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    We are sorry, but that item is out of stock and we do not have an ETA from the manufacturer.
    Accordingly, we have cancelled the order and your card will not be charged. Please let us know
    if there are any other items that will meet your needs and we sincerely apologize for the
    inconvenience. Happy hunting!
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    Guess I am still looking for a shell plate.....
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