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Old 07-10-2012, 01:08 PM
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Lee Press

Have any of you folks, used Lee's cast iron breech lock press, and how do like it. Rich
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:13 PM
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Re: Lee Press

I always viewed the Lee Breech Lock system the same as the Hornady die bushing system. Both are a solution to a non problem. It's not that big a deal to screw the die in and out of the press. I have both the Lee Classic Cast and Classic Turret presses. Both are excellent value and quality. No need to spend money on gimics that don't improve your ammo.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Lee Press

+1. What's the point of adding something between a die and press?
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Re: Lee Press

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I always viewed the Lee Breech Lock system the same as the Hornady die bushing system. Both are a solution to a non problem. It's not that big a deal to screw the die in and out of the press. I have both the Lee Classic Cast and Classic Turret presses. Both are excellent value and quality. No need to spend money on gimics that don't improve your ammo.
Its just one more gimmick to sell the public
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Re: Lee Press

For my pistol rounds (45ACP+9mm), the Hornady LNL works like a charm and the hourly volume is a nice thing.
For my rifle cartridges (308, 30-30, 30-06, 223), I only use the Lee Classic Cast and considering the 'batch" method, die changing is not an issue.
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Re: Lee Press

I bought one a few years ago. It worked great for awhile. Then, I started getting run out on my rounds. I noticed the ram had play in it. I reordered a new frame, ram and linkage from Lee ( one of my dumber moments).

Again it worked great for awhile, then the runout came. My guess is that the aluminum frame is not the best choice for wear.

I am now the proud owner of a Forster Co-ax press
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:22 AM
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Re: Lee Press

Err.., the Lee Classic Cast is steel, not aluminum. I have it for quite some time and the only trouble I ever had was a primer jamming the ram one day. Solved in 2 minutes.
The Hornady LNL is also in cast steel. Mass is an important element (within many) in my choices of press.
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