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Old 09-03-2019, 6:25 PM
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Default Full Case Resizing Options for Lee Loaders

Iím interested in Lee Loaders, but understand that they only resize the neck and are therefore not recommended for autoloaders. However, autoloaders are my main interest.

Are there inexpensive options to do full-case resizing without buying a press?
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Old 09-03-2019, 6:33 PM
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I’m interested in Lee Loaders, but understand that they only resize the neck and are therefore not recommended for autoloaders. However, autoloaders are my main interest.

Are there inexpensive options to do full-case resizing without buying a press?
The compromise between inexpensive and a bench mount press is the Lee Precision Hand Press.

https://www.tocber.com/90685-press-c...nly-hand--red-

Might fit the parameters you have. And can be had for cheap from people upgrading that no longer need them.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lee-Hand-Pr...EAAOSwZSFdaDm1

BTW...............look for a "NON breeck lock type. Then you can screw the die directly into the head without the dumbazz bushings for each die.

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The compromise between inexpensive and a bench mount press is the Lee Precision Hand Press.

https://www.tocber.com/90685-press-c...nly-hand--red-

Might fit the parameters you have. And can be had for cheap from people upgrading that no longer need them.

Yep, I have one.

Then there is always this Lyman that can be either a hand press or mount to a bench. It's called Lyman Acculine. No longer made sometimes found on eBay or my bench.

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Loading one round at a time with Lee Loader might not be your best option for bulk semi auto loading. I can not even imagine trying to turn out a few hundred rounds on single round loader. Buy an inexpensive Lee bench press and a set of dies, save yourself some frustration.
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I get your point. It's as much about scratching my prepper itch without spending a huge amount of dough.

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I get your point. It's as much about scratching my prepper itch without spending a huge amount of dough.

I have both (LL for .303BR). The hand press is certainly better. And you have to admit, the hand press is still pretty damned preppery. I've sized brass with mine, anyway. Never done any seating of the bullets. I guess you'd have to remind yourself all the time not to move the hand press around too quickly or tilt it much before the seating gets started, lest you spray powder all over the place.

One thing I'll be the hand press would be an advantage over a standard press, is seating long bullets into bottleneck cases when you are using a compressed load. You could get the bullet started in there, then flip the hand press upside down. The powder would flow around the bullet a bit. Might save some powder/sticks from getting crunched. Just a theory. I have not tried it yet.
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