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Old April 23, 2007, 12:59 AM   #1
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Anyone use the inexpensive Lee Reloader Press for bullet pulling?

I have to pull a few thousand .308 bullets and was wondering if the inexpensive Lee Reloader Press will do the trick. Anyone use one?

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Old April 23, 2007, 08:01 AM   #2
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I use an older Lee O type press with the RCBS collet puller. It works very well. You shouldn't have any trouble with that press either.

I do have some issues with the Lee turret press though. Sometimes cannot get the collet tight enough because the turret wants to spin while tightening.
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Old April 24, 2007, 01:03 AM   #3
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Yes, it definitely WILL work. In fact, it's WAY overkill for that job. I also use an RCBS collet-type bullet-puller.

Ths particular press is great for loading pistol cases. Mine is mainly used as a dedicated de-priming station using a Lyman Universal Depriming Die, but when I need to pull bullets, I use it for that, too.

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Old April 24, 2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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Yes, with the Hornady bullet pulling die. Works very well.
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Old April 24, 2007, 12:44 PM   #5
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The force required to pull bullets we use to reload isn't much. However if you're pulling heavily crimped, sealed military ball ammo, it would be a bit harder. Still, that lee press is plenty strong enough to take it.
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Old April 24, 2007, 06:16 PM   #6
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bullet pulling

as Benedict said get a hornady eliminates the problem of the die loosening.use it and you wont go back to rcbs type.
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