What press do you have?

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  1. McDirkale

    McDirkale Active Member

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    I started loading probably 15 years ago on a Lee single stage. Tired of that after about a year and sold it to a member here to finance a good step up, at the time, Lee 3 hole turret press (manual index).

    I have been having the itch for a new, shiny press...why I have no idea as the old one just keeps chugging along (about 2,000 rounds this past month).

    I don't want to spend Dillon dollars because, well, I call myself frugal....my wife calls me cheap.

    I had a Lee Loadmaster in the shopping cart the past few days but haven't been able to bring myself to push the button. I have this weird thing about not wanting to spend money....I fell on hard times in the past and every since I have been so tight I squeak on larger purchases.

    But, I am curious of what everyone uses.
     
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  2. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    I have a LCT, a Lee C reloader and 2 generations of RCBS rockchuckers. But my next press will be blue
     
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    Toprudder Be vewy vewy qwiet. Supporting Member

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    I started with a Dillon 550, but I also have a Lee Classic Turret that I use a lot. Unless you want to load more than a couple hundred rounds in one session, the Lee would be sufficient.
     
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    InvisibleOne a.k.a. LoboLoco Life Member

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    Hornady Lock N Load AP, and a Hornady LNL classic.
     
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    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

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    4 lee presses, one forster and two Dillon 550’s
     
  6. BurnedOutGeek

    BurnedOutGeek What's this button do? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    T-7 for rifle

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    Lock-n-load ap and 1050 for pistol
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    RCBS Rockchucker
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Supporting Member

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    I started out on Lee and have no complaints about any of them. They made good ammo.

    Now I have
    T7
    Rockchucker
    Dillon SDB
    They're sturdier and have fewer plastic parts but make the same ammo.
     
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    Pink_Vapor “Not as funny as he thinks he is”, spouse Supporting Member

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    My first and only press Dillon 550 since '99, just picked up a Forster Co-Ax
     
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    Zbizzle911 Charter Freedom Lover Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Rcbs rock chucked. Next will most likely be a forester coax


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    Oneofsix bag of mostly water Charter Member Supporting Member

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    2x Rockchuckers
    RCBS Turret
    Dillon 550
    LCT (3 hole)
    Lee single stage that I use for depriming and collet bullet puller

    ETA and 2 Mec shotgun presses, a 12 and a 20 I think...

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  12. Stick Man

    Stick Man Armed Infidel Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member Vendor

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    A Lee Classic turret, and a Lee Pro 1000.
     
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    jjwestbrook Happy to be here

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    Dillon 2-650s 1 -550. 1- square deal
    Rcbs rock chucker
    Lee single stage
     
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    Butter Who’s in charge around here? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I started with a Lee Loadmaster, then graduated to a 650, then and 1050, then a Mark 7, then....
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Oh yeah, I got a MEC 600jr too...for free ;)
    it needs the wad guide update since it's pre-82 but otherwise it's perfect and overbuilt.
     
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    zuerjoha I *really* like Glock 19s Supporting Member

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    Two XL650s. I technically have a Lee Classic Turret, but I don't use it.
     
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    Jerzsubbie Senior Member Charter Member Benefactor Supporting Member

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    XL650, LNL AP, LCT

    I really like my LNL AP, but will also say Dillon is well worth the extra money.
     
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    Hashknife Active Member Supporting Member

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    3 - Dillon 550's
     
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    Wolffy Make ready. Charter Member Life Member

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    Started with a loadmaster. Now a Dillon 1050
     
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    falconew Happy to be here Supporting Member

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    Lyman spartan 6 hole turret for rifle and a Dillon 650.
     
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  21. dave33

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    Taught myself to reload on a lee pro 1000. Went from that to the loadmaster and at one point had 4 of them. I always bought used ones that people most likely got frustrated with but I managed to get them all running well after some tinkering around.

    I have sold all the lees now and run just a Hornady LnL AP with case feeder. Really like it, wish I would have made the change years ago.
     
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    at the present time I have a lee classic turret, lee loadmaster, Hornady LNL AP with case feeder, Dillon XL 650 with case feeder and 4 Mec 9000G loaders (12 , 20, 28 and 410) I would love to sell/trade the LNL and the loadmaster for another XL650/XL750
     
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  23. JohnFreeman

    JohnFreeman The bane of my existence Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I have a few Star reloaders. Bronze, steel and cast iron. YES!

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    AR10ShooterinNC Happy to be here Supporting Member

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    RCBS Rockchucker, and a Dillon 550B.
     
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    I currently use a Dillon 550 for pistol, a 650 for 223 and a RCBS Rockchucker for any rifle cartridge bigger than 223.
     
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    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Vendor

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    Two Lyman 6 hole turret presses
    One Lee single hole press
    One Forster Co-ax
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  27. Clicker

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    (1) RCBS RS
    (1) Forster Co-Ax
    (3) Dillon SDB's - 9mm, 10mm & 45 acp
    Had a Lee Loadmaster but I gave it to my B.I.L.

    Have a couple bullet luber/sizers - Magma Star & Lyman
     
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    Grits I'm a Dirt Bag. Charter Life Member

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    2 RCBS single stage ptesses.

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    Started out with a single stage Lee Classic. Few years ago moved up to a Dillon Square Deal B for 9mm and .45. Next picked up a Dillon XL 650 for .300 blk out and 5.56. RCBS Rock Chunker for precision rifle loads .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor. Just picked up a Foster Co-Ax from a forum member to replace the RCBS.


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    Rockchucker
     
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    2 Dillon 650’s
    Forster CoAx


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    Timfoilhat Active Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Redding T7. Use it for .308 & .30 carbine
    I have dies for 9mm, but haven't loaded a round. More of a backstop I set up whilst still in enemy territory.
     
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    Dillon 550, 650 and 1050. Forster Coax.


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  34. backwoodsshooter

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    pull the trigger and get it. Setting them up can be a headache but mine has been set up for 223 for about a month now. Just a few minor adjustments and ready to rock and roll

    I’ve had a Lee single, now Lyman is my single. Got a square deal b for handgun cartridges. A lee processing press.

    I had a Hornady LnL AP and loved it. Had to sell it though
     
  35. McDirkale

    McDirkale Active Member

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    You're a bad influence you know that?





    Ahhh...already did. Temptation got me last night.
     
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    TSConver Active Member Vendor

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    Dillon 1050 with a mark 7 and a rock chunker.
     
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    backwoodsshooter Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been told I’m a bad influence. But that just means deep down you wanted to do it and just needed to find the right inspiration lol.

    Youll like it. Set up is a absolute PITA but it looks to be solid and gonna be great
     
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  38. McDirkale

    McDirkale Active Member

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    Been watching videos out the yazoo....if it's not...guess who I'm blaming...o_O
     
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    Lee?
     
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    McDirkale Active Member

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    If thats what you prefer to go by....