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Old May 21st, 2020, 04:35 PM   #46
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Guess I'm the odd man out here - I don't use the hand primers due to arthritis, but REALLY enjoy my Redding T-7 turret press. I prime in that press and the other stations include deprime and size, and bullet seating for Match HPBT heads, or the HP Game Kings, or the Spritzers, or other polymer tipped brands besides Sierra (which I tend to gravitate to). The flea market and gun shops have yielded several dies over time that had micrometer adjust - or I've added that to each die that didn't. I put PVC plumbing couplings over each die - with it's intended label for which bullet type along with it's COL all set up and ready to go for any .308 application. Of course the other awesome feature of the T-7 is one center bolt and you've changed out to another turret for another full caliber assortment. I've got five of the turrets all set up for different applications. I tend to use the Dillion 650 for my pistol ammo and yeah - you gotta remember when the primer tube is empty - the powder all over the bench is usually a rapid reminder. I have friends with the 25-20 and some 300 savage - so getting a turret all set up for their reloading makes for good get togethers to refill odd ammo.......with the one bolt change over. (you just have to make sure the ball detent doesn't get away when you pull the turret up off the center bushing). But other than that I've got zero complaints on the T-7 (have had it about 8 years). It doesn't make bullets as fast as the progressives - but I can consistently shoot 1" groups with the ammo that comes off the T-7.

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 10:52 AM   #47
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The old Lee Hand one with the round trays....the newer one with the square trays & the double-step is a pain - flips 'em over often...

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 10:58 AM   #48
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I also got started with a Lee Loader back in the late 1960s. Now days I have tons more reloading gear. To the point where I had to build a 30x40' Bulter metal shop building to keep my reloading gear and motorcycle collection in.

Talk about one fine man cage, with cable TV and internet. Along with a small refrigerator and microwave for cooking up goodies and a comfortable counch for my power naps.

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 11:09 AM   #49
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I also got started with a Lee Loader back in the late 1960s. Now days I have tons more reloading gear. To the point where I had to build a 30x40' Bulter metal shop building to keep my reloading gear and motorcycle collection in.

Talk about one fine man cage, with cable TV and internet. Along with a small refrigerator and microwave for cooking up goodies and a comfortable counch for my power naps.

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Does your wife ever come by to visit?....weekends??

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 04:50 PM   #50
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I have used a lee hand primer for all my reloading. I use cci primers as they warn not to use federal primers with a lee hand primer due to their ignitibility ease. Never had a problem with any cci primer. Rifle or pistol.

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 06:14 PM   #51
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Does your wife ever come by to visit?....weekends??
If you're smart you get a restraining order against her or anything with XX chromosomes coming within 300ft of the proper mancave.

Mine always end up as ex's and generally understand the gravity of a .45acp restraining order.

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Old May 22nd, 2020, 06:27 PM   #52
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Old May 23rd, 2020, 12:00 PM   #53
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Does your wife ever come by to visit?....weekends??
Nope she thinks the place stinks due to the smell of Hoppes, WD40, gas, oil, and gun lubricants which is fine with me. There's a lot to be said in favor of peace, quite, and solitude at any age.

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Old May 23rd, 2020, 12:23 PM   #54
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I've primed thousands of cases in various calibers with the RCBS Universal hand primer.

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