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Offline Wisparkyg

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Lee Loader and 20 ga
« on: May 06, 2009, 09:29:05 am »
I want to try doing a little reloading of 20 gauge shells with a lee loader.(Classic hand loader not Lee Load all). From what I have read, the main issue (besides speed) is choosing the right component combo in terms of height to get a good crimp. Does anyone have any info to help me get started?

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Lee Loader and 20 ga
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Offline Sir Charles deMoutonBlack

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Re: Lee Loader and 20 ga
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:12:49 pm »
The Lee-Loader I had about 25-30 years ago was a waste of time.  Unless they are much improved, go to the Load-All

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Re: Lee Loader and 20 ga
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 07:23:14 pm »
There were two LEE Loaders, the first one and then the DeLuxe model. The DeLuxe came with crimp starters, which are needed for plastic shells. Without a crimp starter, the Loader was useful only with paper hulls.

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Re: Lee Loader and 20 ga
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009, 04:16:55 am »
I haven't got that much patience either. A Lee-Load AllII is only $60, and it will make life so much easier, not too mention the finshed product will have far better quality control.
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Re: Lee Loader and 20 ga
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009, 07:33:16 am »
Mine had nylon crimp-starters.  I may have bought them separately?  It still didn't help much with plastic cases.

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Re: Lee Loader and 20 ga
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2009, 02:37:42 pm »
If you are still gonna try this you might want to buy a crimp starter for the mec press. They are only a few bucks and you could chuck them into the drill press, set the depth stop and use the press (turned off of course) to start your crimps.
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Re: Lee Loader and 20 ga
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2009, 03:30:20 pm »
4 boxes per hour with my Load All for 30 yrs, love it
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