My Lee Auto Breach Lock press sold for $305.00 + $47 shipping on eBay. I think I only paid about $165. for it new. I threw in a case collator with it that probably cost me about $25.00. Glad to be rid of that thing.
It should - I use a Lee FCD on every handgun round I load for and all of them pass the plunk test.Did some planning. Scored a Lee Classic Turret press and auto drum powder measure. Also a 32acp Lee FCD. Hoping the lee helps me get a load that properly works on both of my 32s.
The classic turret should help me load things a lot faster.
300 rounds of 45 ACP - 5.1 gr W231 under a 200 gr Xtreme plated Round Nose.
It should - I use a Lee FCD on every handgun round I load for and all of them pass the plunk test.
Over the weekend I molded up several hundred 45 swc, 357 swc, and 160gr 311 bullets using the new Lee 6 cavity molds. I'm liking the 6 cavity molds much better. Faster progress and clean cuts with the beefy sprue plates compare to the 2 cavity molds.
I used to dip & cast/reject the mold to get it up to temp but now I'm using my hot plate and a thermocouple probe that I sandwich into the mold to heat it up to 350-375 prior to start molding.
I also have my PID temp controller for my hard lead and start up time to good bullets is so much more consistent as well as the molding. I did find that with the lighter bullets being so light, I have to heat the lead up a tad hotter to get good results or the mold temp does not stay where it needs to be.
I also have a 45-70 Lee mold (single cavity) and I molded up 100 of those to start load dev on my Sharps.