Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Single stage or turret

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-05-2014, 10:41 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 39
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?

Thank you.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-05-2014, 10:48 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,822
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
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 298
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: California Central Coast
Posts: 918
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.
__________________
Fred Seaman
“Ask, Listen, Learn, Grow”
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SD
Posts: 389
Re: Single stage or turret

The Classic Cast Breechlock is a good choice. Dies are quickly changed for different operations and caliber switches.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: New germany, NS
Posts: 301
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
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-05-2014, 12:27 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: S.E. Michigan
Posts: 3,464
Re: Single stage or turret

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
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.....
__________________
'It's not about me, it's about we'..........
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.53%
81 Votes
NO - 50.60%
126 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.87%
42 Votes
Total Votes: 249
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC