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Lee 3 or 4 turret?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Stoneage, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Stoneage

    Stoneage Portland, Oregon Member

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    Which one would be better? I would like to load 9mm, 30-06 and 223.
     
  2. Stoneage

    Stoneage Portland, Oregon Member

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    If you buy all new brass do you still need to tumble and clean them?
     
  3. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I have the 4 hole and like it fine. Mine is just the press without all of the gadgetry. I de cap/resize as one process. I prime as one process. I leave the rod out and manually rotate the turret to seat and crimp. As far as the brass goes I would just load the pistol brass but, I would resize new rifle brass and check it for OAL before loading.
     
  4. Stevenav

    Stevenav Redmond Active Member

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    4 hole.

    Why?

    Because some die sets use 4 dies. resizing and decapping, bullet seating, factory crimp, powder charging or even a case trimming die for the lee zip trim.

    Better to have too many spots to fill than not enough
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Get the cast iron Classic four hole.. it'll last a lifetime.
    I often don't use the fourth station in auto-advance mode but big whoop.. it's a fine press.
     
  6. Stoneage

    Stoneage Portland, Oregon Member

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    Thanks for all the good info def going to get the 4 hole turret press. Now to find a good deal.