lyman turret reloader

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nhoj, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. nhoj

    nhoj New Member

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    i am thinking of getting into reloading and am wondering if this reloader will do a good job. or if other turret presses would be better to purchase, thank you.
     
  2. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

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    We have the Lyman turret press and like it because we can have all our dies on the turrets (4 now) and just interchange the turret when switching calibers.

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  3. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    I have an old six hole Lyman turret press I rarely use anymore. I thought it would be good idea but it didn't work that way for me, just a solution to a non-problem. I can screw-change dies in about 15 seconds so how much time might it save in a two hour loading session? Maybe two minutes if I do two calibers! And, for precision work, no turret can be a rigid as a single stage. Fact of life, there has to be a little slack in that turret or it couldn't turn.

    Mounting dies in a turret and leaving them wouldn't work for me. I take my dies out after each loading session and clean the interiours before putting them away.

    I'd get a Lee Classic Turret if I was determined to have one of that type. Massive, strong and not too expensive.
     
  4. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

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    I also have an RCBS single stage that I use for the more precise work that I like on my 6BR. Depends on what you wanna do. I have never felt the turret press was making inadequate reloads but think it better suits smaller non magnum calibers because of the slight give, if you will, vs. the single stage. The single stage works better when resizing the larger cases.

    What do you plan to reload with it?

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  5. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Redding T-7. It's the nicest of the production (not "boutique") turret jobs. People who use it are very pleased.
     
  6. nhoj

    nhoj New Member

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    thanks for the info. i have never reloaded before and i am looking for info. i guess a good start would be to read a reloading manual to understand the basic info thanks again
     
  7. Niles Coyote

    Niles Coyote Well-Known Member

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    I got started in reloading with this press. Its a good press, but I just dont trust it enough for precision ammo. The only issue I have had with it is just a tiny amount of play in the tool head when you are sizing the brass. This is still present even when you tighten down the support screw on the back side of the turret. Ive all ways felt that the movement has to show up in the resized case even though Ive never found any on my concentricity gage. I guess its just one of those gut feelings. For all of my precision loading I chose to load on a Redding big boss II, that I KNOW is solid!