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Need help

Post by TroyS » November 14th, 2012, 5:10 pm

Bought an early Christmas preent for myself, a Lee Turrent press. Since I have never loaded Handgun ammo before, I need help setting it up. If anyone lives in or near KC, I will buy dinner if you can help me set it up.

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Re: Need help

Post by RobsTV » November 14th, 2012, 6:37 pm

In the meantime, I suggest you view the many YouTube videos on reloading with the Lee equipment. Very good info.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Lee+Turret
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Lee+Turrent


Lee also has a few helpful videos.

http://leeprecision.com/help-videos.html

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Post by juniustaylor » November 15th, 2012, 12:00 am

TroyS, I own the Lee Classic Turret. They are a breeze to set up. As Rob said, there are some good videos on YouTube. I don't recall the manual being any help. Email me if you have questions and I can try to help you out. reloader86-x@yahoo.com is my email address. I live in Missouri, but it's in the north-central part of the state. I'm like 2.5 - 3 hours from KC so it's a bit far.
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Re: Need help

Post by TroyS » November 27th, 2012, 6:58 pm

Bought tumbling media today. Cleaned all my 45 brass. Is there anything I can put in it to polish the brass. It's clean but it's dull.

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Post by RobsTV » November 27th, 2012, 7:31 pm

Swish the brass in a sealed container with some white vinegar for a minute or two and it should be shiny again. I store it in a mayonnaise jar and reuse several times.

I only use a Harbor Freight (exact same as Lyman Turbo Sonic 2500) ultra-sonic cleaner (3 to 4 cycles using mixture of: 1 teaspoon Bar Keepers Friend + 1 drop Dawn + 1/4 cup vinegar on first cycle only + 2 or 3 cups water, do not crowd brass) and brass comes out like new, even after dozen or more reloads. Sometimes I add the straight vinegar for a minute rinse at the end to bring more of the shine back when desired, then rinse in water and blow dry with compressor (or air dry outdoors in bright sun).

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Re: Need help

Post by juniustaylor » November 28th, 2012, 1:34 am

Troy, I'm guessing you got it all set up and figured out.
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Re: Need help

Post by TroyS » December 1st, 2012, 4:08 pm

Went to the range Thursday with about 50 rds of my first set of reloads. Cannot tell how satisfying it was to know this was the ammo I made. I used the data from the handloading basics book and the Lee Dies paper that came with the set of carbide dies.
junius, I went and read almost everyone of your reloading posts before I started. I also watched almost every Youtube video, Some were less than helpfull.
All of you who responded, THANKS BROTHERS.

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Re: Need help

Post by TroyS » December 1st, 2012, 4:10 pm

Forgot a question. Some of the 45 brass I have is small primer pocket. Will I need to adjust powder measure for these rounds?

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Re: Need help

Post by juniustaylor » December 1st, 2012, 8:57 pm

Troy, you will be able to load them just the same.
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