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Offline RandyP

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Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:31:28 AM »
Just wanted to post that the new Lee CLASSIC turret kit is now available through Factory Sales for $200.

http://fsreloading.com/classic-turret-press-kit.html

Kempf's also offered their in house kit for this IMHO great turret. I have not checked any of the other great online reloading resources.
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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 12:31:18 PM »
That is indeed a great press. Thanks for posting the info.

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 07:33:55 PM »
I've been using my Classic Lee Turret Press for over 35 years
It is non-progressive, and I run it as if it were a single stage press
I bought it back in the ?70s and have just kept adding on
I have a different turret and round die box for each set of dies I use
Couldn?t even begin to guess how many THOUSANDS of rounds it?s loaded
Between; .327FM, 9mm, .38Sp, .357RM, 10mm, .44Sp .44RM, .308Win and 7.62X51 NATO?.Tens of thousands of rounds
So tell me again how Trump will be worse then the 8 years before HIM !

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 04:18:44 PM »
Another fan of the Lee Classic Turret.  I have had mine since 2008 love it! When my Grandpa saw mine, he immediately got one for himself.  When his brother saw it last week, he had my Grandma order one for him on the internet while visiting.

I use mine to load .32 S&W Long, .38 Short Colt, .38 Special, .357, 9mm, .40, .45 Colt, 7mm, .270 WSM, and .30-06.  I have dies for .223 and .30-30 but haven't loaded them yet.

The 4 die turret is perfect for handgun, and you can take out the indexing rod to use it just like a single stage press.  My Grandpa shoots alot of .30-06.  He had 2 sets of dies, so he loaded them both in one turret and cranks out .30-06 at nearly progressive speeds.  It's such a versatile press, everyone should have one.

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 11:57:34 AM »
+ another.  I use a 1000 for my 9mm but a classic turret for the rest from 45 to 223
When did it change from "We the people" to "screw the people"?

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 11:10:46 PM »
the only bad thing i have to say about my lee classic cast turret is that i didnt buy that kit for $200 :'(
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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 03:06:12 PM »
Here are pictures of my Classic (ORIGINAL) Lee Turret Press
And my collection of RCBS Dies, each on turrets, stored in Lee Round Die Boxes

« Last Edit: July 11, 2020, 09:35:55 PM by DenStinett »
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Offline Scimmia

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 04:32:42 PM »
DenStinett, that appears to be a Deluxe Turret, not the Classic Turret. The Classic is a cast iron base, steel linkage, 4 hole turret. The Deluxe is a cast aluminum base, aluminum linkage, 3 or 4 hole turret. The Classic also has a larger ram, better support of the ram, better spent primer catching system, and more room for larger cartridges.

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 04:58:36 PM »
My bad?.
Didn't know there was a produce called "The Classic Turret Press"
This press is over Thirty, almost Forty years old
Bought it back when Lee first offered the Turret Press
In my mind, I see it as a "CLASSIC"
Maybe the correct term then is; ?Original?
My question then is:
How can something be called a ?classic? if it's nothing at all like the original ? ? ?
That would be like calling the new Dodge Charger a ?The Classic Charger?
So tell me again how Trump will be worse then the 8 years before HIM !

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 05:40:05 PM »
Ironically both of Lee's "classic" cast iron presses are newer models. The first turret is called the delux.
I think they refer to the newer cast iron presses as "classic" because they are more heavily constructed, e.g. more old fashioned.

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 05:56:50 PM »
How can something be called a ?classic? if it's nothing at all like the original ? ? ?

Why let sense get in the way of good marketing? ;)

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 12:19:08 PM »
Den,  don't you have rejection problems with those dies in Lee presses  :o
When did it change from "We the people" to "screw the people"?

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 01:03:06 PM »
Den,  don't you have rejection problems with those dies in Lee presses  :o
Larry:
Yeah, I still haven?t recouped the cost of all the antibiotics

Been using RCBS dies forever
Started out with the ?Classic? Lee Loader
Then bought a set of RCBS dies (back in the early 70?s) and used them on my cousin?s Lyman Turret
Saw the Lee Turret (when it first came out) and bought one
I even bought the Lee Press Box that turns into a Press Stand (which I still have)
Spent hundreds of hours, sitting in front of the telly, reloading, using the box as a bench
So tell me again how Trump will be worse then the 8 years before HIM !

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 01:59:04 PM »
I bought the Lee Classic Turret Kit for $199 from Cabella's as a X Mas present for myself.  I think they still list it on their web site.  The contents of the kit are slightly different than the one that RandyP posted the link for.  I have only loaded about 1000 rounds of 9mm.  Since I'm still a newbie I use it like it's a single stage and inspect real well at each stage.

The only complaints I have are with the quality of the scale that came with the kit.  Overall the press has performed to my expectations.  Press selection is dependent upon each person's intended usage but for me this has been ideal so far.


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Offline RandyP

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Re: Lee CLASSIC turret press kit
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 03:27:33 PM »
I readily admit that the first thing I did after buying my Anniv kit was to buy a $30 digital MTM scale - lol - my tired eyeballs and their plastic slider deal were not a good match.

The Lee scale works and is as accurate as any other beam scale IMHO but it is a finicky rascal.
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