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I'm thinking about getting into reloading but I don't want to spend a lot to get started .space is another reason the lee hand loader catches my eye also I will be reloading 45-70 .have any of you guys tried one ? Or have


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I'm thinking about getting into reloading but I don't want to spend a lot to get started .space is another reason the lee hand loader catches my eye also I will be reloading 45-70 .have any of you guys tried one ? Or have


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I load for the .223 Rem & 38/357mag using classic Lee Loaders & I love it. Very easy (once you find your method) to produce high quality ammo. Itís a relatively slow process but works for me since Iím shooting a Handi .223 & revolver for the 38/357; Iím not firing off more than a handful of rounds when I go to the range. Aside from the kit, a mallet, powder, bullets, primers, & brass, I use a few other case prep tools to prepare the brass: hand swagger, pocket cleaner, lee case length gauge, etc. and thatís it.


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I like the ones I have. As said, it is slow; I find it relaxing but since I often do it sitting on the floor my back hurts when I'm done.
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I started with shotgun one back in the late 60s. It was slower than tar on a cold day but it allowed me to go bird hunting much more than I could have buying factory ammo.
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I'm a fan of Lee Loaders and along with my 4 presses, 13 die sets, 4 scales, 2 powder measures, and an assortment of 3/4 metric ton of reloading tools, I have 7. I use them whenever I feel "retro" or don't want to set up a press for a few rounds. I started reloading with one in '69 and used it to keep my 38 shooting for about a year. I learned the "hows and whys" of reloading one step at a time.

Some say they are crude, but the record for smallest group at 1,000 yards was at one time held by a shooter using a Lee Loader. And slow? How does 40 seconds per round sound?

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It looks easy enough I will give it a try .

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The big thing is using the dippers correctly! Took me a long time to get it through my thick head to strike off the dippers to get a consistent charge. I shot bench rest last summer loading with a Lee Loader. By the end of the summer I was shooting 192/200 (and that was dead last). Point is, you can do well with a Lee Classic Loader if you and your gun do your part.
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The big thing is using the dippers correctly! Took me a long time to get it through my thick head to strike off the dippers to get a consistent charge. I shot bench rest last summer loading with a Lee Loader. By the end of the summer I was shooting 192/200 (and that was dead last). Point is, you can do well with a Lee Classic Loader if you and your gun do your part.
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there are so many people that try to use the lee dippers like an ice cream scoop.
many on yoofloob videos and in print and online, then they criticize the dippers as
useless, when they work exactly like a uniflow or other expensive powder measure
when used correctly.
i have 2 uniflow powder measures, but use a lee dipper if there is one that corresponds
with a proven load i use. i don't have to set it or empty it and cover it back up when
done like i do a powder measure.

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Have you found one in 45-70?
Are you thinking cast bullets or jacketed?
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Jacketed bullets is probably what I will use

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