I use a complete LCT setup in auto index mode. I visually check every charge and seat the bullet immediately, without exception. I produce a box of 50 pistol cartridges about every 20-25 minutes.
This includes deprime/size/prime (my pistol case prep is tumble, sort by headstamp and visual inspection only). If you include this prep time the total time for 50 is probably closer to 30 minutes. I am quite comfortable with a net of 100 rounds/hour from empty cases on the ground to finished cartridge.
At some point, I will add a progressive to increase the production rates of the 2-3 loads I shoot the most, but for now I feel more comfortable with only one case in process at a time.
Last edited by tkglazie; December 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM.