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    Posted: October 24 2009 at 1:00am
OK Hoadie , I have been looking at Lee Presses for Ya .....
I have not found the one I was talking about but did see some nice turret presses in 4 hole turrets 

http://www.midwayusa.com/mediasvr.dll/image?saleitemid=622290

If that Link does not get you there ..use the 622290 no# on Midway site and it will take you there.
Midway has the best price so far at ... $110.00 before Shipping and Handling ....

Some of the more experienced Rifle cartridge re-loaders can suggest some Dies .... I only reload pistol rounds right now and dont have a .303 Die set yet ..But will get what they suggest for You ...

I will eventually get me the same one as I put up on here to replace my one die at a time press ...I like the idea of the turret press in that you get your dies set and take the whole turret off to change over to another round ......

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote John Coleman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 24 2009 at 6:15am
That looks like a good deal for all the things you get.  I haven't used the Lee turret but I use a bunch of Lee tools. Some people much prefer the all steel Lee Classic Turret over the aluminum model. That may not be an issue with 303. The best 303 die I've used is the Lee collet die. Get the full set that includes the full length sizing die also. I'm using a series of single stage presses right now but I'm thinking about buying a Lee turret model. The collet die doesn't take a lot of pressure and won't stress the press much. Full length sizing 303 really shortens the case life. I'm not sure how the steel and the aluminum turret presses compare but for the price the kit with the aluminum one looks like a good deal. Even if it ever does wear out you'll still have tools and the experience.
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Im still looking at getting Me one ..would prefer the best of the turret though .....
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Rhino-I wonder if there is an advantage price-wise if we bought 2(or more) @ the same time?
Canuck $ is almost par w/U.S. again..now would be a good time for me to start getting my kit together.
(& I have almost 200 once fired casings already on hand)
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I went directly to Lee whole sale ..and the price was greater than MidWay ...go figure ....and I dont see any deal for volume with Mid Way... they may get a larg volume discount with Lee ..and we are probably talking tractor trailer loads of them ...for the price they are able to sell them ...
The single press I have in the shop cost way more than the Turret press did and that was 10 to 12 years ago through Spillway Sportsman outlet in Port Allen ....
as for savings Hoadie ..that would only come out in the shipping if it was just to my house ...then we would have to ship it up to you and any savings incurred would be ate up then ....
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Hmmm-I would be shipping it to addy in Niagara Falls New York..run across border & p/u myself..thereby avoiding any brokerage/import fees etc
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Whoa! Hold on!  Hoadie, please look at the Lee classic CAST turret. it is twice the machine as the older turret. It is made of old rail road rails, and the cast steel is tougher than cast iron. The older turret is cast aluminum.  If you will only be loading 303, you might look at the Lee cast Classic it is the absolute best bang for the buck for a single stage.
Here: http://kempfgunshop.com//index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=630&category_id=26&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=41
Or: http://kempfgunshop.com//index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=278&category_id=23&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=41
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By all means get the LEE collet die. That's pretty much all I use for .303 British. Keep your loads on the moderate side and your brass will last a long time.
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well-as fortune would have it-I walked into the casino in Niagara Falls tonight(1st time) & won $2,400.
So-I now have the wear-with-all to obtain some of the toys!
Woo-Hoo
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 Good luck to you mate but I'd keep that quiet Hoadie. If she who must be obeyed hears she'll be after a cut.
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naw-its not even arguable(winnings are off the table,as per contract)
Now-If I only knew the RIGHT toys to buy...Think I'll go back to the cabin for a few days to think it over.
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Nice Hoadie, Don't think too much I would hate to hear about a cabin fire...lol
 
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OK Hoadie has the Money !!! Now we can By new toys vicariously through Hoadie !!!!!!
Now we need suggestions for His new reloading set up ....every one put in their 2 cents ...and we can come up with Hoadies perfect reloading set up ....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ed Hill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2009 at 10:28am
Hoadie, I'd still look at the upper end Lee stuff. I'd get the scale and powder drop somewhere else, that is one area where lee is down. Hornady scale, Hornady or RCBS powder drop and you're ready to go. The only other item I wish I had was a Hornady or Dillion progressive, but that's because I shoot a lot of pistol.

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good advice Ed..thanx
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