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Old August 21, 2011, 01:21 PM   #1
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Lee hand press for 9MM

I would like to get into reloading and am thinking of picking a Lee hand press just to get my feet wet.

I found a few videos on youtube:

other than whats in the videos what else am I going to need?
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Old August 21, 2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Check out this sticky at the top of the board on equipment basics. Your hand press will need whatever any single-stage press reloader needs.
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Old August 21, 2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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fartman what a name and welcome.well it will only do as you want it to will only take and operate one die at a time.and thats a good thing when just getting into reloading.the only thing that would bother me would be thats its in your HANDS ALL THE TIME.

the little clasic LEE presss is what I started out with.doesn't take up any or much bench space.and really you might think about it or not.just think that the bench press is a better way to go.

loading is a really great way to make and produce your own ammo.doing one step at a time really teaches you what you need to know.say how each die really works.being able to keep up with each step.not getting ahead of one step or another.really produceing a good round.then after that you can step up.most do for pistol loading,but for rifel we just keep the one press for that.

make your mind up and join us.keep reading alot and get a book or two.and read some more.then you can and will ask more questions when needed.
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