Lee 4 station progressive press

Discussion in 'Reloading Room' started by greg_r, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. greg_r

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    Is it finally here? I have been hearing about this for several months now. A 4 hole progressive based on the new base Lee Precision has. Uses breech lock tool head for quick and easy die change No turret head. Just swap out base plate for cartridge changes. MSRP $150. Not on the Lee Precision web page. I am thinking someone might be playing with photoshop. If this is true I am all over it.
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  3. histed

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    For Real!? I'm in line behind Greg
     
  4. greg_r

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    Was reading about this last night. Seems like it's going to use the safety prime. Will be good for handgun and rifle up to about 223 probably. Not a lot of clearance. Probably not a progressive as the Loadmaster and Pro 1000. But easier to switch to a different cartridge. Curious about the priming system.

    Either way, I am in.
     
  5. Dave4903

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    It didn't say anything about auto indexing. Can't tell by the photo.
     
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  7. Dave4903

    Dave4903 My other car is a M60A3 Supporting Member

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    Still haven’t seen these in stores yet.
    I did notice that the Lee Pro 1000 has been redesigned. It now has a spent primer catch tube.
     
  8. greg_r

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    They are out, just this past week I think. Saw one yesterday at the reloading shop where I purchase my supplies. It's not totAlly progressive i think because there is no auto primer feed, but it does accept the safety prime. It will accept case feeder, powder measure and bullet feeder. Base plate change out is simple. Much better than the pro 1000.

    I think I see one in my future for handgun, 5.56, and 300 blackout.
     
  9. Been thinking about getting one for 10mmAuto, and getting another Auto-Drum powder measure...solely for 10MM...with the 1095 carbine I need more AMMO!!


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  11. greg_r

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    I buy most of my stuff from Titan. But I will buy this from the LGS. They have it on sale for $109.00!
     
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  12. Dave4903

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    I am tempted to try it. The primer feed on the 1000 is finicky anyway. When reloading 38 special and 32 mag, I like to use a Hornady Powder Cop since I can’t see into the cases very well. The 4th station would let me do all of the operations and use the Powder Cop.
     
  13. greg_r

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    Which is my main gripe. Put in a 3 die set and a powder cop, now you are seating your bullet at station 4. You have to place the bullet with your right hand it seems.

    The press is pretty open and there is room, but my right hand stays on the handle and the left does all the menial labor. That's how I roll anyway.
     
  14. Dave4903

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    That would be awkward for me as well. I always pull the lever with my right and put the bullet on with my left. So station 4 is on the right side of the press?
     
  15. greg_r

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    Yes
     
  16. Dave4903

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    Using the bullet feeder might be the way to go then.
     
  17. sarahsmom

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    What's a Powder Cop?
     
  18. greg_r

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    It's Hornadys answer to the RCBS lock out die and Dillon's powder check die. It alerts you ot a missing powder charge, or a over charge.
     
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  19. GoesBang

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    RCBS has a simple powder check die too.
     
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