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    Lee Turret Press Tips and Tricks

    I picked up a Lee Classic Turret press not too long ago and was thinking maybe we could get a tips and tricks thread started. Im knew to it but hoping you guys can help out. I need to learn and will be willing to share as I do.


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    I would love to offer some advice, but I am here to learn. My Lee turret press was supposed to be delivered today but it is not shipping until Thursday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostwolf308 View Post
    i have loaded with a single stage for many years and have always been ok with that as I enjoy reloading and taking my time but bought a Lee Turret a while back. Haven't used it much yet but did set it up and loaded a hundred rounds each of 9, 40 and 45 just to set the dies up on the turrets. I have plenty of ammo loaded right now but once the weather turns and i can't shoot as much i will use it to resupply much faster than usual. I think I will still load 44 Mag and Rifle on the single stage. Everything worked as advertised and I am very happy with it. The link you posted looks interesting, i will have to check that out. Thanks.


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    I no longer use a lee turret but... when I did, order a few more nylon squares that slide on to the main turning shaft, they strip/break easily..

    Shit happens... then you die.

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    i remove the auto index and turn the turret by hand. also add led lighting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunshot View Post
    i have loaded with a single stage for many years and have always been ok with that as I enjoy reloading and taking my time but bought a Lee Turret a while back. Haven't used it much yet but did set it up and loaded a hundred rounds each of 9, 40 and 45 just to set the dies up on the turrets. I have plenty of ammo loaded right now but once the weather turns and i can't shoot as much i will use it to resupply much faster than usual. I think I will still load 44 Mag and Rifle on the single stage. Everything worked as advertised and I am very happy with it. The link you posted looks interesting, i will have to check that out. Thanks.
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    My turret wasn't quite locking into position when I pulled the handle. I would have to move it slightly by hand to get it into position most of the time. I smeared a thin coat of grease on the inside of the turret and now it works perfect. I don't know why I didn't think of something so simple sooner.


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    I have mine setup for 458 Socom, 50 Beowulf, 223 Rem, 45 Colt, 44 Mag, and 38 Special. Love this press. As mentioned above order a few extras of the Square Ratchets. I have not broke one yet. I have sprayed the Index rod with Kano Dryphite to help keep it slick. I use Mobile 1 full synthetic to lube the ram and all linkages. About 2-3 drops on the ram every 500-600 loaded rounds.

    Also, I will be spraying the inside of the turret with Dryphite instead of grease.

    https://leeprecision.com/square-ratchet.html
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/96...-10-oz-aerosol

    Currently reloading for .380 ACP, 9MM, 38 Special, .357 Mag, 40 S&W, 44 Mag, 45 ACP, .458 Socom, .223 Remington, 22-250,7MM Remington Mag, 50 Beowolf

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    The Lee classic Turret was my first press. I still use it regularly for 223, 300 BO and prepping operations. It just a handy tool IMHO. I suggest a couple of blasts of brake cleaner in the spent primer hole in the ram to wash out the crud that collects in there.


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