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    Reloading Press

    Want a Press - just a basic single action one
    Maybe other peripheral equipment

    Don't want to go crazy $$ wise - but would like to reload my 7.62x39 in Subs

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    The Lee presses are pretty usefully reload some stupid accurate 6.5x47 lapua on mine. More important to get good dies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stocky View Post
    The Lee presses are pretty usefully reload some stupid accurate 6.5x47 lapua on mine. More important to get good dies.
    Cheers
    I am watching this on TM

    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Lis...?id=1669316114

    Will this be OK
    I have good dies that were used by prior Baikal owner

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    @Sarvo don’t do it those lee turret presses are shit
    Theres 2 much flex in the turret for sizeing
    I had one for awhile and was having issues with rounds not chambering
    Went back to a single stage and issues went away turret presses are fine if you wanna spend money and get a good one but stay from cheap ones

    Just buy a basic single stage press
    It only takes 2 secs to change dies anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by rambo-6mmrem View Post
    @Sarvo don’t do it those lee turret presses are shit
    Theres 2 much flex in the turret for sizeing
    I had one for awhile and was having issues with rounds not chambering
    Went back to a single stage and issues went away turret presses are fine if you wanna spend money and get a good one but stay from cheap ones

    Just buy a basic single stage press
    It only takes 2 secs to change dies anyway

    Cheers for that
    Can you give examples to watch out for or maybe source from EBay ??

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    Generally anything that only holds one die at a time will be ok
    I have 2 presses a rcbs jr that’s the basic press from rcbs it’s fine
    Struggles with big rounds but fine with anything upto an 30-06 size case
    And a old Pacific which is actually my preferred of the 2
    A little lee single stage will be fine loaded with one for yeas
    Id stage away from anything with a quick change collet system as it can’t be as good as screwing the die in place

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    Hornady lock n load kit. $650 plus dies etc
    i have one, loads 7mmRM with no issue
    has scales, trickler, press, funnels, manual, hand primer all in the box
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    https://blackwatchreloading.co.nz/pr...partner-press/
    Probably a little more than your wanting to spend
    But reloading presses are the kind of thing that if you buy a good one 1st up it will probably be the only one you ever buy
    Personally spend the money its $200 but at least you’re getting something you’ll be happy with
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    the lee turret worked fine for me but they don't last forever. I have a RCBS Rock Chucker Press now and love it. A single stage lee should be good value.
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    Sarvo, I second what rambo and 300 said. Get the Rockchucker.
    I only use my Lee press for priming/depriming now.
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    The rock chucker is a pricey press but well worth it if you can stretch funds that far

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    Yeah don't be tight on the press its the thing that matters most paired with good dies. The redding ones are great too, the boss is over $50 cheaper that the rockchucker and still cast iron (best)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    Hornady lock n load kit. $650 plus dies etc
    i have one, loads 7mmRM with no issue
    has scales, trickler, press, funnels, manual, hand primer all in the box
    Looking into a Lee Anniversay v Hornady Lock and Load. Is the Hornady twice as good as the Lee as that seems to be the price difference?

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    i like my lock and load, considering it comes entire inc powder thrower etc its a pretty sweet deal

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    To be brutally honest i myself would stay away from lee don’t get me worng they work and are cheap and certainly better than nothing if you’re on a Budget
    But if you buy it you will probably end up replacing it with something better
    I still have a few lee products but am slowly going to other brands as stuff wears out

    If you don’t have the rest of the stuff need powder scales etc etc (im sure you know this)
    But reloading requires alot more than just dies and a press
    If you don’t have the rest of the gear get a kit its worth it
    Stay away from the lee kits as they are full of useless crap plastic stuff and you will end up replacing it all (found that out the hard way)
    Better off to spend the cash and get an rcbs or hornady kit as the accessories are far better quality and you won’t need to replace the least next 10 years depending of course of how much quantity you reload

    Just my opinion Of course
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