(When you said you bought a Lee Handloader for $20 I assumed it had to be the mallet-driven kit and that you did not have a press at all.)
This is correct. I brought it thinking that I could load the 300 spend brass
with it and not have to buy a die set for the 7.62x54R. After making the purchase I realized that I would have to full lenght size all of the brass first if I was going to use the Lee handloader, because it had been shot in another rifle other than my own. That was my thought, however, I wanted to know what the forum's thought was. I thank the forum for the replys and advice.