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Old September 3rd, 2018, 08:52 PM #21
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Lyman's current turret press is rock solid and you will always have some movement in shell holders. A good seating die will align the bullet and case neck to give you god accuracy.

I suggest that you be realistic in your expectations. If you are not a MOA shooter, loading a cartridge that will shoot MOA will not make you any better.
I'm definitely an MOA or sub MOA shooter, but I don't measure group sizes like some guys. I could care less if it's sub MOA, as long as I hit steel at long range. The 1 MOA standard is just a reference that the ammo is accurate enough to me.
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I think I'm just going to get the Lee Turret Kit guys. The progressives are too expensive for a hobby that I might drop, and I'm a bit intimidated by them.

I'm just debating if I should get the kit, or piece it together myself. The last kit I got with my dad, we barely used some of the components.
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Buy this one, it is a much better press than the Lee and it is in the same price range.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lyman-Turre...8AAOSwJFhbjC1c
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Fsreloading dot com has pretty dang good prices too.
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Buy this one, it is a much better press than the Lee and it is in the same price range.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lyman-Turre...8AAOSwJFhbjC1c
That is a good deal since you are getting 357mag/38spl. dies with it, for $97 shipped, the dies alone are worth $20-$30 used.
That is the press that I have used since I got it in the early 90's.
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I think I'm just going to get the Lee Turret Kit guys. The progressives are too expensive for a hobby that I might drop, and I'm a bit intimidated by them.

I'm just debating if I should get the kit, or piece it together myself. The last kit I got with my dad, we barely used some of the components.
Definitely get the kit. Saves quite a bit of money over buying each item separately. Comes with the Auto Drum dispenser. I would add a digital scale though.
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Buy this one, it is a much better press than the Lee and it is in the same price range.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lyman-Turre...8AAOSwJFhbjC1c
That's $80 for a used press that currently sells for almost $200 in its current, new configuration. The Lyman kit sells for approximately $250 - $350 depending on where you purchase.

Lee sells the new model turret for $89 and approximately $130 for the Value edition (cast aluminum base) to $200 for the classic edition (cast iron base).

FS Reloading has both available.
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My primary concern is safety. How would you know if you double charged a load while operating the turret? Just curious about this part.
You watch what you are doing.

You Deprime/Size case, down stroke Prime. Rotate head, flare. Rotate, add powder. Rotate, seat bullet. Rotate, crimp/remove flare.

Actually less likely to double charge versus using loading blocks.
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You charge from a powder measure using loading blocks. You scan the entire block after loading to see if you have any double charged.
Why would you do that???

I mounted my powder measure on the turret. So it was Operate, Rotate, Operate, Rotate, Operate Rotate, etc, until a ready to fire round comes out.

Also, depending on the powder, it is hard to see the powder down in the cases.
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I have goose neck lights on my loading benches and, under those, you can't mistake what is in a case in a loading block. I find I can do more volume faster by using a separate measure on a stand.
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