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Unread 01-05-2014, 10:41 AM
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Single stage or turret

Hi,

I am looking for my first reloading press. I shoot about 150-300 rounds of 308 a month. I can assume that I will enjoy this and eventually buy a Dillon in the next 3 years.

My question is for now should I get a lee turret press or single stage?

Also anyone know where I can find varget or imr4064?

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    Unread 01-05-2014, 10:48 AM
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    Re: Single stage or turret

    I love my Redding T-7 turret press for precision reloading.

    There was Varget in Billings Montana yesterday I hear.

    Jeff
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    Unread 01-05-2014, 11:19 AM
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    Re: Single stage or turret

    You can use the Lee Classic Turret as a single stage press by removing the indexing rod. Easy to do, just pull it out with a slight twist. That being said, it is better to learn to reload with a standard single stage press because you are forced to go through all the steps ... repeatedly. Familiarization with your equipment and process steps is key to making quality ammo.

    If you can afford it, get one of each, Classic Cast single stage and Classic Turret. FS Relading has the best prices on Lee equipment

    There is always something to do with a dedicated single stage press.
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    Re: Single stage or turret

    I like my Lyman for a turret. Very nice not to change dies, just rotate the head.

    If it were me, I'd get a turret and save for a 650. Oh yeah, did that.
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    Re: Single stage or turret

    The Classic Cast Breechlock is a good choice. Dies are quickly changed for different operations and caliber switches.
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    Re: Single stage or turret

    with that amount of 308 per month, go with the classic cast with the breech lock system. after a year or 2 of reloading you will have a better idea of how to go.
    There are a lot of excellent choices for turrets and progressive out there. Me, I think that I would go with the locknload ap before a turret press
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    Re: Single stage or turret

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    I love my Redding T-7 turret press for precision reloading.

    There was Varget in Billings Montana yesterday I hear.

    Jeff
    I agree with Jeff so long as you load a quantity. I have one as well as a Rockchucker (modified with real grease fittings and prevailing torque attachment for precision and repeatable seating).

    IMO, Dillons are overpriced for what you get and Lee is fine as a hobby loader but serious reloading requires serious tools. Lee ain't serious, just cheap.

    Get the Redding and/or a Rockchucker. You won't buy another in your lifetime.

    Varget and IMR, I have plenty in the powder chest but I haven't seen any available online for quite a while and Billings is quite a drive for me.....
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