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Lee Turret Press with Auto-Disk Powder Measure?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Fordcragar, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Fordcragar

    Fordcragar Renton, Washington Active Member

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    I picked up a Lee 3-hole Turret Press, that appears to be all there. My question is the Auto-Disk Measure worth messing with, or should I go with a different measure system. Also, what about the priming tool. This one came with the little "T" shaped tool that you manually put the primer into it and then push it into the slot. So on the down stroke it inserts the primer.

    I was going to try it out, and probably give it to my son-in-law.
     
  2. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I can't imagine priming brass one at a time. I use the RCBS hand primer. You can sit and watch TV if you want, once you get the "Feel" of a primer going in correctly. Then I keep primed brass in a container until l'm ready to load up, same day or a week later.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I used that type of set up for a long time, it's what I started with. One thing to watch is using the disks is verify with a scale if the hole used is the correct weight and adjust from there. I use the auto disk for all pistol rounds.
     
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  4. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  5. ageingstudent

    ageingstudent NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I have the Auto-disc pro it works fine. The discs are somewhat limiting as far as dispensing specific charges. I drilled some of mine out and installed a thumbscrew in some of the cavities to make it further adjustable.

    The new Auto-Drum is a big improvement. 35 bucks apiece and they throw accurate charges and don't leak any powder. I have 3 Auto-Drums now:p.
     
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  6. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the auto drum suggestion. The discs don't give you much flexibility with lower charges. Afraid I don't know that particular priming system as I'm using Lee LoadMaster.
     
  7. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    I have all of my four turret discs with individual auto disk pro's on them.

    Instant go. I prime on the spot. It's also worth having the priming arm and the primer dispenser. I'll pump out about 250 pistol rounds in an hour. Not super fast but fast enough for what I do.

    Though I do differently. I deprime, size, clean and then load. Smooth as it can be.

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    As seen on wall mounted setup.
     
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  8. ageingstudent

    ageingstudent NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I usually deprime off press and clean/polish separately and it goes in the "prepped" drawer for when I'm ready to load also.

    I've seen where some folks don't like the Auto-Prime, but mine works great. After the sizing stroke I just move the ram down about 1/2" and push. They click right in the cup every time.
     
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