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Old 05-06-2015, 11:51 AM
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Default Lee New 2015 Classic powder measure

Any one have experience with the new Lee Classic ?
Is it equal to the other brands ?
MSRP $95, actual market price about $74.
I like the fact that it is cast metal rather than the plastic
one I have.
The plastic one works OK to a point, however it " leaks "powder.
Hope the new design doesn't.

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Old 05-07-2015, 8:43 AM
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I just ordered one, so will update you on it when I receive it.
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Old 05-11-2015, 2:48 PM
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I don't think LEE is going to sell alot of these new powder drops. People buy LEE for the price, but I personally would buy the other tried and true cast powder drops if I was going to spend that much money.
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Old 05-11-2015, 3:14 PM
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I don't think LEE is going to sell alot of these new powder drops. People buy LEE for the price, but I personally would buy the other tried and true cast powder drops if I was going to spend that much money.
^^^This.

I can get a nice used RCBS Uniflow for ~$40, and it carries with it a lifetime warranty.
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OMG YOU CAN READ THE MICROMETER NOW!

Kind of expensive though.
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I don't think LEE is going to sell alot of these new powder drops. People buy LEE for the price, but I personally would buy the other tried and true cast powder drops if I was going to spend that much money.
My thoughts too. That much I'd probably get something else
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Old 05-11-2015, 4:35 PM
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Just received mine and have to say I'm really impressed. The material and workmanship seems very solid and well thought-out. The unit seems to cycle very smoothly initially, without powder, and also the base is heavy, solid and sturdy. It seems that it can be used without having to anchor it to the bench. The metering seems very straight-forward, easily repeatable and accurate.

I will test the unit tonight and report back.
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Old 05-11-2015, 5:12 PM
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Is it dark yet?

Hurry up!
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Old 05-11-2015, 8:25 PM
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Just received mine and have to say I'm really impressed. The material and workmanship seems very solid and well thought-out. The unit seems to cycle very smoothly initially, without powder, and also the base is heavy, solid and sturdy. It seems that it can be used without having to anchor it to the bench. The metering seems very straight-forward, easily repeatable and accurate.

I will test the unit tonight and report back.
That's good to hear. I am a Lee fan and I have high hopes for this product. Please keep us posted.
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:30 PM
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Is OP still alive? Why have they not posted back? It is plenty dark thus making it night. It has been night for quite some time...

Where was OP last known location? Should we file a missing persons report yet? This is not good. Hey wait a second. I think I might have been the last member to be seen with OP. Nevermind about that missing person's report. We will wait.

Maybe OP likes to watch Castle and two broke girls on Monday nights...
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Stilly the guy I believe ur refering too is not the OP, he's the SP. Lol the second poster! Lol

But I'm kinda curious also.... Not that my hornady is going anywere either way. Lol
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Old 05-12-2015, 5:26 AM
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I got mine a couple weeks ago. It makes the plastic version look like a POS. The Classic is night and day different, equal in quality to a BR-30 and with better features. At half the price it is truly a bargain. It doesn't cut grains, boys and girls. It throws H4831 within .2grs most of the time. It does not have static issues.

I feel sorry for the cheap bastards who won't try something new.
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Nice I was wondering when Lee would get around to making one of these.
But...
So how else to mount if you don't get the stand? Could use a bigger hopper, weird handle but maybe designed for new quick change drums out soon?

http://leeprecision.com/cgi-data/instruct/90868.pdf
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Stilly the guy I believe ur refering too is not the OP, he's the SP. Lol the second poster! Lol

But I'm kinda curious also.... Not that my hornady is going anywere either way. Lol
Oh that is right. I was last seen with OP, but SP is missing...

Its all good now. I typed too fast for my brain to tell me to stop and when it did I was three threads in the wind...
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Old 05-13-2015, 5:52 AM
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Thanks for the reports and comments.
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