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Old December 27, 2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Lee Classic Turret - Turret/Die Storage

Re: Lee Classic Turret press - How do you guys store your turrets when they are loaded with dies? Pics?

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Old December 27, 2013, 10:33 AM   #2
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I don't have a Lee, mine is an RCBS. I store them like this.

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Old December 27, 2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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Great idea but the Lee turrets don't have a hole in the center to hang from a pegboard backer. I like how you organized the shell holders too.
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Old December 27, 2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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I use these: http://leeprecision.com/die-box-round-red.html for the dies that go in my Lee Pro 1000.
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Old December 27, 2013, 12:58 PM   #5
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That's what the guys at Lee suggested. I was thinking more of a bracket of some kind.
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Old December 27, 2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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There's always these. I have no connection with the vendor nor have I used the product. Just an FYI since you're looking for a bracket.

http://inlinefabrication.com/product...classic-turret
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Old December 27, 2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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Old December 27, 2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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Someone posted on another board that they uses PVC pipe adapters.

From the PIC it looked like a 4" threaded adapter the discs would fit in.

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Old December 27, 2013, 04:33 PM   #9
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I made holders out of plywood. 3" hole saw. Use the shell holder to prevent the turret from falling out when tipped.
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Old December 27, 2013, 04:46 PM   #10
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I just use PVC pipe. I think it's 3" internal diameter, though I don't recall. Might be 4. Fits like it was made for it. Just bought a 2' section and cut it to eyeballed length.

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Old December 27, 2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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Hmmm, I like the PVC pipe idea. Especially if there was a cheap way to enclose it completely.

There are some round & tall food storage containers by Glad that I "think" will work - but I haven't tried them yet. I've been sealing mine in quart-size Ziplops.

The Red dieholder boxes suck for this application.
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Old December 27, 2013, 05:36 PM   #12
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higgite - that's exactly what I had in mind. Where did you find it? I'll look into it next week.

Thanks for the ideas guys.
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Old December 27, 2013, 08:51 PM   #13
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I ordered one of the black powder coated brackets. I'll report back when I put it in service.
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Old December 27, 2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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I just store them in a drawer in my rolling reloading cabinet. Get about four turrets per row. Have about 13 filled turrets so one kinda wedges between others to fit 13 in front half of drawer. Back half has the stacked die set boxes. I have a couple of blank turrets that I use for temporary things.
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Old December 27, 2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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Old December 27, 2013, 11:37 PM   #16
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I store mine in plastic containers we get when we order soup from the Chinese restaurant. I toss in a silica desicant pack for good measure. Also put the shell holder in as well. They fit nicely and you can stack them or move them easily.
Not to mention the price is right.
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Old December 29, 2013, 10:25 PM   #17
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I've always used PVC fittings for my die storage.



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Old December 29, 2013, 10:57 PM   #18
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I have nothing to contribute to this post. I have one turret base and I change my dies out as needed (really doesn't take long). All I want to say is that I'm very jealous of some of the reloading setups I've seen... very jealous. I hate you guys
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Old December 30, 2013, 01:07 AM   #19
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I keep all my gear (except the brass tumbler) in three toolboxes. Press in one, powder handling stuff in another. This is a picture of the dies box.

Lee's round containers (and one rectangular one) hold loaded turrets.

5whiskey, don't be jealous. Get even (as in "catch up with us"). It's easy.

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Old December 30, 2013, 08:07 AM   #20
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TXhillbilly - looking at all that powder makes my eyes water. Good stash.
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Old January 4, 2014, 11:13 AM   #21
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Here's the InLineFabrication bracket mounted to my bench. Nice piece of craftsmanship.

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