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Old March 1, 2000, 06:00 PM   #1
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I am thinking of getting the Lee Anniversary Kit for 30.06. Is it good enough? BTW, I will probably only load about 50 per month.
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Old March 1, 2000, 06:52 PM   #2
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1300, For 50 rounds a month, I think it would be ideal. I wouldn't want too much money wrapped up in equipment that will be setting idle most of the time.

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Old March 1, 2000, 07:10 PM   #3
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I have been reloading on my Lee 35th anniv reloading kit for ~4months now. I have only loaded straight walled cases (.45 ACP and 9mm Luger), but it has been VERY reliable. I only paid $67 through midway shipped. Since I have started reloading, I have began to shoot ALOT more, and have moved one step up to a Lee Turret Press for more throughput. I will keep my Challenger press for experimenting with loads and if I ever start loading for rifle calibers. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with how well it works (considering the ridiculously low price). Good luck.

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Old March 1, 2000, 07:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help! I think I will go with it then. What kind of bullets would you recommend for plinking and targets? Looking for some inexpensive stuff maybe in 100 or 500 packs.
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Old March 2, 2000, 08:31 AM   #5
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For cheap plinking, think about shooting cast bullets. Keep the velocity down (1600-1800 fps) and there aren't any leading problems. A reliable source is

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Old March 4, 2000, 08:30 PM   #6
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Buy RCBS press when your Lee breaks. Buy RCBS hand-primer when your Lee breaks.

Speaking from experience; own Lee Reloader and Challenger (both broken), Lyman Crusher 2, Bonanza Co-Ax, and an expensive (blue) progressive.

"All my ammo is factory ammo"

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