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Lee Classic Turret Tips
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 Posted: Wed Jul 6th, 2011 05:21 PM
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Tips gleaned from other web sites.

Bullplate Sprue lube on the turret races and index rod smoothes and reduces drag

When doing your regular clean and lube of the press be sure to lube the turret ratchet to help prevent stripping it.

The Lee Auto-Disk Riser will allow most powder measures to be used with the turret. http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=114080
Orient the powder measure so that as much of the measure's body as possible is over the turret and not hanging out over the side. This will keep it from hitting the Safety Prime.

The primer arm can hang up due to burrs. a quick filing of the edges will resolve that problem.

In order to get the primer to drop reliably into the cup keep tweaking the safety primer bracket alignment adjustments (vertical and horizontal). The Safety Prime will work but it sometimes take tweaking.

Adjust/tweak the nut on top of the indexing rod to keep it from over-indexing when going at a quick rate.



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The #1 tip, is get spare turret plates, I think that's the best feature of it. I have plates for all my die sets, I got them on sale for 6.99 each. You set dies once and just change out plate and all (of course if you change bullet, you have to readjust seating die)
Other than 38sp, 45acp, and maybe 223 for AR, I use mine with auto-index unhooked and just batch load. I also find the auto-prime to be faster and easier to use, unless I have auto-index active.
I've also found it useful to leave one hole open between powder charging and bullet seating, to check for missed powder charge, I will put a powder check die in there at some point.
I got the double kit for auto-disk and use it while batch loading small rifle(up to 308), it meters well on easy to meter powders (just don't try your long stick in it). Sometimes you can't find combo of holes, that give your ideal load, you either have to settle for what's available or file one hole larger to get charge you want.



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RobertMT wrote:I got the double kit for auto-disk and use it while batch loading small rifle(up to 308), it meters well on easy to meter powders (just don't try your long stick in it). Sometimes you can't find combo of holes, that give your ideal load, you either have to settle for what's available or file one hole larger to get charge you want.

For consistent charges with the double disk always place the larger disk on top. It make a big difference.

Last edited on Wed Jul 6th, 2011 08:20 PM by daboone



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daboone wrote: RobertMT wrote:I got the double kit for auto-disk and use it while batch loading small rifle(up to 308), it meters well on easy to meter powders (just don't try your long stick in it). Sometimes you can't find combo of holes, that give your ideal load, you either have to settle for what's available or file one hole larger to get charge you want.

For consistent charges with the double disk always place the larger disk on top. It make a big difference.

I put the larger one on top, otherwise powder can set on edges of hole.  I try to use holes of nearly the same size, it also helps, YMMV though.



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I put a goose neck pen light on the press so it shines in the case so I can make sure a powder charge was deposited in in the case.



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