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    Lee loader in .308

    Has anyone got a lee loader in .308 that is gathering dust and they would like to sell.
    I would like to get into reloading but my budget is pretty limited and this looks like a cheap way to get into it.

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    reloaders supplies are still advertising them new for VERY reasonable cost....or seeing your location try magnum imports.

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    It's a good theory, I had the same thought with 270.
    Ended up slowly buying the reloading bits second hand from a few people on here. Yes a higher outlay but gives more flexibility.
    If you can't beat them, beat them.
    They will be expecting you to join them, so you'll have the element of surprise.

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    Get a set of scales as well,makes life a lot easier.
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    Slight thread hijack, I’m after one for a 7.62x54R
    Tried a couple of sources, but apparently, due to Covid, Lee has scaled back exports.
    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Quote Originally Posted by The bomb View Post
    Get a set of scales as well,makes life a lot easier.
    I agree with @The bomb.

    I have a lee press and a Lee Loader and I have to say I enjoy the Loader more than the press. It has more of a feeling with being closer to what you are doing.....does that make sense??????

    I currently use a scale for the powder rather than the scoop only, but in time will try just the scoop. I am led to believe once you have perfected the ability to sink the scoop into the powder and let the powder granules free fall into the scoop, it is possible to get very good consistency.

    But as @Joe_90 says, you will probably end up buying the full kit in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Slight thread hijack, I’m after one for a 7.62x54R
    Tried a couple of sources, but apparently, due to Covid, Lee has scaled back exports.
    https://www.reloaders.co.nz/shop/Rel...x54+90243.html

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    Good little kits I've got a few of them for the different cals I shoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil_H View Post
    Brilliant, thanks
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    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    I use a set of spoons and scoop onto my scales...it amazing just how close they go to what they should do...winchester ball powder or the likes of BM1 sure make life easier than the logs of ADI stuff.
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    Thanks for all the advice guys, eventually I will get a press but for now I'd like to just get reloading and make up some ammo.

    Cheers

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    that link Phil has given will take you directly to what your after....and the price is less than a box of premium factory amunition.
    I recall as young fella making loads up using one of these sets in .243 with neighbour then going out and bombing up goats...we were happily knocking them over out to about 300 yards so nothing at all wrong with the rounds produced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I use a set of spoons and scoop onto my scales...it amazing just how close they go to what they should do...winchester ball powder or the likes of BM1 sure make life easier than the logs of ADI stuff.
    When I use the Lee scoop I have my powder in a ketchup bottle and pour it into the scoop (held over a bowl to collect the spills) and level it with a credit card. Saves me sinking the scoop into the powder which I never do consistently, especially when the powder level becomes lower than the height of the scoop.

    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    that link Phil has given will take you directly to what your after....and the price is less than a box of premium factory amunition.
    I recall as young fella making loads up using one of these sets in .243 with neighbour then going out and bombing up goats...we were happily knocking them over out to about 300 yards so nothing at all wrong with the rounds produced.
    I love my lee loader, but I won't size 200 cases with it.
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    https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_...62x54&_sacat=0
    australian ebay just have to get the paper work and you are good to go

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    Ive got a small wooden turned bowl that holds about a cup of powder....I dip and scoop with spoon sideways,seems to work well.tiny wee air NZ drinks stirrer spoon holds about 4grns of powder so works a treat to top up or take out....
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