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steve g
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April 18, 2020 - 8:35 am
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Just bought a Lee Classic Turret Press this week , looking forward to getting it set up and starting another chapter of being a gun owner.

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steve g said
Just bought a Lee Classic Turret Press this week , looking forward to getting it set up and starting another chapter of being a gun owner.  

That’s my next chapter also and the same choice of press. Every time I save enough money to get set up I see a revolver I “need.” I think I’m past that stage now, and have 10,000 pieces of brass waiting for me.

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Welcome to the hobby of rolling your own! I enjoy reloading as well as casting and contemplating getting into swaging.  I’ve found that faster so far as bullet speed isn’t always better. I had some of my most accurate loads with hollow base wad cutters in .38 cases. When ever I decide to get a new caliber I figure in the cost of dies, molds, and the rest of the accessories.

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Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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Welcome! It’s very addicting as others have mentioned.

Bullets I use for my DW 715 and 744 are Zero jacketed bullets. The cheapest (very high quality though) jacketed bullets you’ll find.

Prices include shipping – and I see you’re from MA like me. They require copy of LTC to be emailed to them. They also ship free samples – info on homepage:

http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RZD&Category_Code=ZBJ-38S

14.5 gr of 2400 powder under a 158 gr Zero JSP/JHP will shoot 1.5-2 inch groups at 100 yards from a rest with my scoped 715 VH8.

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Andrew1220 said
Welcome! It’s very addicting as others have mentioned.

Bullets I use for my DW 715 and 744 are Zero jacketed bullets. The cheapest (very high quality though) jacketed bullets you’ll find.

Prices include shipping – and I see you’re from MA like me. They require copy of LTC to be emailed to them. They also ship free samples – info on homepage:

http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RZD&Category_Code=ZBJ-38S

14.5 gr of 2400 powder under a 158 gr Zero JSP/JHP will shoot 1.5-2 inch groups at 100 yards from a rest with my scoped 715 VH8.  

Thanks for the link !

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rwsem said
Careful, it’s another addiction…..

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Nice set-up!

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steve g said
Just bought a Lee Classic Turret Press this week , looking forward to getting it set up and starting another chapter of being a gun owner.  

That’s the one I selected too and I am very pleased with it.

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That was my first press.  I used it for 20 years or so…  Nylon bushing were the only thing that wore out.  Good press that will last you quite a while

Technically, the glass is always full; half liquid, half air....

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Steve, I’m sure you will like your new Lee turret press. Wish I’d have bought mine a lot sooner. Just a little tip, buy a Lee crimp die for each caliber you load.  Keep cranking the handle.

HDHIC aka cliff

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Just getting ready now to setting up the press and cranking out some loads.

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steve g said
Just getting ready now to setting up the press and cranking out some loads.

goodluck

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That’s awesome! I just bought the Lee Classic Deluxe Turret press kit myself and I’m getting my reloading bench setup. I purchased a riser from Inline Fabrication like the one in the picture posted by stinger. The main reason I bought it is for my Marlin rifles in 444 Marlin, 308 Marlin Express, & 32 Win Special, & 44 magnum, but after seeing the cost savings for .357, I picked up the Lee .38 special deluxe 4 die set which can also be used for .357 magnum. My dies should come in next week. I’m really looking forward to reloading.

Jerry

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