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Old 05-10-2012, 06:10 AM
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Re: Press?

In 40 years of reloading the Lee Classic Cast is by far the best I've ever used.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:09 AM
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All brand loyalty and tire-kicking aside... $75 is a decent price if you want it, if you're only buying to get a deal, $50 would be better... I have the same one and it works great, I also have a newer RCBS RCII.

No offense to Lee, as I'm sure they make a great press, but if I bought a new press I'd probably still be going green... Redding lol .
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:59 AM
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All brand loyalty and tire-kicking aside... $75 is a decent price if you want it, if you're only buying to get a deal, $50 would be better... I have the same one and it works great, I also have a newer RCBS RCII.

No offense to Lee, as I'm sure they make a great press, but if I bought a new press I'd probably still be going green... Redding lol .
Redding makes some top notch stuff too. If I had a need for another press...I certainly would take a long look at them
Hornady makes some that dont look too bad either
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:06 AM
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No brand has a lock on performance across the board. I've been reloading since '65, have owned and used quite a few presses of different models and makers (dies too) so I actually know what I'm talking about. Brand loyalty (or avoidance) demands an emotional commitment to an inanimate object that isn't justified by the facts. As a noob I had absolute personal "assurance" that my brand was 'best' because 'it works for me' and knew what all the gun store gurus said ... but I eventually learned better and grew out of it. I only recommend specific tools that have demonstrated not just acceptable performance but exceptional performance; I don't have a Lee Classic Cast so brand loyalty has nothing to do with what I said.

I listed the specific reasons I feel the CC offers great performance for its type but I NEVER see any valid attempts to do that with 'Chuckers, which I do know about since one has been my primary press since '87. My RC is certainly a mechanically sound and servicable press but it has several shortcomings I can recognise and it sure isn't exceptional for it's class, not in any way. I won't toss it out but IF I had to replace it next week the CC is what I'd get.
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Old 05-10-2012, 10:45 AM
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Your right...Im wrong...Lee is the best there is. This guy ( the OP) can haunt you the rest of your life...
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:27 AM
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Been using the same press for 34 years now, and it's just as good as the day I took it out of the box. I expect my Grandsons to be using it. It's painted red
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:04 PM
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DELETED" Arguing with Lee press owners is like arguing with a drunk...They are always right and you cant win.
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