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Old July 12, 2006, 01:38 PM   #1
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Lee Progressive Loader

Any thought on the LEE Progresive loaders I currently use an RCBS 2000 that I love. I can get a Lee press fpr about half the price my main concern is the powder measure I was given a LEE perfect powder mesure and it doesnt throw the same charge twice or even close to it But my rcbs is within a 10th of a grain every time. please let me know your thoughts on these thanks.
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Old July 12, 2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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I just bought a Lee Classic (cast iron) turret press, and I LOVE IT. It's the press that Lee should have offered 20 years ago.

I also have a 12ish year old Lee Disk measure (round hopper) and it throws incredibly consistent charges.
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Old July 12, 2006, 03:02 PM   #3
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I have used a Lee Pro 1000 for 20 years now, and I love it. 300-400 rounds per hour is much better than 50-100 rounds with a single-stage press. My handgun and 223 rounds are accurate, consistent, and I spend less time fooling with loading and actually shooting. I have done 22-250 on it, but it won't do full-size rifle ammo. Lee has a new progressive out now (Lee Loadmaster) that also does full-size rifle cartridges.

The problem with the Perfect Powder Measure is mainly with rod-type powders due to bridging affecting powder charge density. If you tap the powder measure every time, it will load rod-type powders just fine. I have never had any problem with a Lee Perfect Powder Measure and ball-type powders.
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Old July 12, 2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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Scorch has it right with the perfect measure, I tap it gently with the empty case and mine does great.
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Old July 12, 2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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Wow guys thank you all for the quick replies I found a Lee 1000 online that doesnt cost to much more than geting everything for my RCBS to switch calibers I Will have to give it a try
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Old July 13, 2006, 11:57 AM   #6
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PM me. I have a Lee 1000 with bullet feeder and asst. shell plates I will sell for $100.00 + shipping.
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Old July 15, 2006, 10:58 PM   #7
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Oh I have 1 more question on Lee progresive Loaders how due they catch the spent primers? is it reliable or to they tend to go astray? thank you in advance
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Old July 16, 2006, 09:19 AM   #8
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I don't know about the 1000 but the Loadmaster catches the primers in the ram and there is a gate at the bottom you can open to dump them.
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Old July 16, 2006, 12:17 PM   #9
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The Pro-1000 drops the primers right down past the ram. I notched my re-loading bench for ram clearance and put a bucket underneath.
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