Who has Presses in Stock?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by kmk1012, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. kmk1012

    kmk1012
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    I've worn out my Redding single stage press and really looking into a turret press. I don't want to order online unlit I can actually see/touch it. I'm in Salem but if anyone knows of a good place that has presses on display please let me know.
     
  2. GunRightsCoalition

    GunRightsCoalition
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    I didn't look close but Sportsman's Warehouse had some up here. Even Walmart had a couple however they were just single stage.
     
  3. filsonhand

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    Sportsmans in Portland has turrets and progressives in stock as of a week ago
     
  4. jekemi

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    I know you are hesitant to order online but eBay occasionally has the older Lyman Spartan T press for quite reasonable prices. They are built like a tank, accommodate 5 dies of any make, and will outlast us all. The newer Lyman Turret press is a good one as well but expensive (so is the Redding). I have used the Lee Classic Turret press for five + years and reloaded thousands of rounds on it. It certainly is the best value on the market. I only recently sold mine because I've moved everything to my Dillon 650XL, including all my rifle cartridges - finally. I successfully used the Lee auto-disk powder measure and the Hornady LNL case activated powder measure on the Lee press. My old Lyman Spartan T, which I got on eBay is a backup press. I keep thinking I'll use it more but the Dillon works fine for rifle and pistol.
     
  5. kmk1012

    kmk1012
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    I've been eying the Lee Classic Turret, I really only cast and load pistol rounds. Maybe Sportsman's in Portland is worth the drive. The local Sportsman's in Salem is severely dismal when it comes to reloading items in stock. Thanks for the replies.
     
  6. ripcity

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    Cables has Hornady in Stock. I'm pretty sure fisherman's has Hornady in Stock also. Online will probably give you better prices.
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    To go from a Redding to a Lee will be quite a surprise.

    What wore out on your Redding? If I can fix it all give you $10.00 for it and come pick it up.
     
  8. Certaindeaf

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    The Lee single stage is the equal to any single stage press and superior to most.
     
  9. kmk1012

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    The redding was old when I first got it, possibly 20k loads ago. Now the ram is loose enough in the body I have to manually line up the shell and the dies. I'm really just looking to fairly cheaply replace it. I've really considered the T-7 press as well.
     
  10. ripcity

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    I have the T-7 and I love it. It's a great press!
     
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  11. jekemi

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    kmk1012: if you only reload pistol cartridges you should consider a progressive press. The jump in reloading speed from a Turret press, even an auto-indexed Turret press to a good progressive press is startling. I have owned several of the popular auto-progressive presses. I first purchased the Lee Loadmaster Auto Progressive. Needless to say, it wasn't very auto, and not very progressive. I spent more time trying to tweak it to perform correctly than actually reloading ammunition. I got tired of the whole thing and switched to the Hornady LnL Auto Progressive. It's a good progressive press but it too seemed to require constant adjusting and I didn't like the fact that there wasn't a tool head/die holder that you could easily swap in and out to change calibers. Finally last year I switched to the Dillon 650 XL. I don't think I'll look back. It's big, substantial, rugged, smooth, easy to adjust, relatively fast to swap calibers, and cranks out 800 rounds per hour or more. Add the automatic case feeder and it's a veritable ammunition factory. Since I reload mostly lead cast bullets for pistol, 308, and 7.62x39 an automatic bullet feeder isn't really an option. The initial cost of a Dillon is a little higher but it's worth it. I can't recommend it more highly.
     
  12. datguy

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    I use my T-7 for loading precision rifle rounds and i think it is perfect for that task. Dillon is the way to go for quantity ammo loading..
     
  13. taylor

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    Another alternative is CH Reloading's "H" press where all 4 dies are set up in a row and you move the case from die to die. It has some advantages and is a really strong press. They also make the "worlds strongest single stage press" a real beast. I don't have the website address but its easy to find.
     
  14. usagi

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    why not go with a progressive press?

    cabelas in tulalip usually has hornady lock & load AP in stock. theres usually a sale promotion on them also.
     
  15. Certaindeaf

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    Tulalip sounds like someone had an unfortunate incident with some Tula primers.
     
  16. salmonriverjohn

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    Sort of like making a decision and biting the bullet?;)
     
  17. Silver02ex

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    Fisherman's in Tigard has a Hornady LNL in stock.
     
  18. kmk1012

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    How about the Lyman Turret? Haven't heard much about it but, Midway has $30 off a $200 purchase right now.
     
  19. parallax

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    bimart in Eugene has some.maybe in salem also?.. full kits and separate pieces.
     
  20. Stevenav

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    Wait....you sound familiar.

    Could it be that Mr. Lee is visiting the site? I swear that's a quote directly to his modern reloading advertising brochure...errr... I mean his book on modern reloading.
     

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