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Old 12-27-2012, 9:18 AM
Bill Steele Bill Steele is offline
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Originally Posted by lowend65 View Post
It's a Lee Progressive 1000 press with all of the Randall list accessories.
it sounds like I may be wise to go spend $20 on some Win231 to use for my first batch.

I checked my Lyman guide again and found a Titegroup combo (not sure how I missed it earlier)
115 Grain JHP
1.090 OAL
4.0 Grain starting Load 4.5 grain max

There's also a combo for Win 231 based on the same bullet.
starting load 3.5 Gr Max of 4.9
I think you will be fine using the Titegroup, you just need to be fastidious in your approach.

The Lee Auto Disk is a very reliable drop, so once you get the weight dialed, you only need to assure nothing went wrong with the powder drop by looking into each case and verifying the powder is there and at the proper level. A nice LED desk lamp shined down in the case will allow you to see exactly what is in the case. A double charge will be apparent if you somehow do it. The Pro 1000 with the chain return is almost impossible to double charge if you fully cycle the lever each time.

Do one round at a time through the whole cycle until you get really comfortable with the operation of the press. If you get in the habit of checking the powder charge by looking into the case before setting the bullet, in no time if something is wrong alarm bells will go off in your head.

I have loaded many tens of thousands of handgun rounds on my Dillon 550B and have never had a squib or double charge, that press doesn't auto index like the Pro 1000, so you can do it. You just have to look.

Good luck, have fun.
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