First round on the Lee Classic turret press

My first round on the Lee Classic turret press.

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Jerry 1911
Jerry 1911

Way to go, Jesse. I remember, not so long ago, you were just beginning your journey down the reloading rabbit hole. Now look at you! Progressive press and everything! 😁
Happy to watch your progress. Stay safe, have fun, and I look forward to seeing more from you.

JH586
JH586

Good stuff, Jesse! Keep up the good work!

PapaPat
PapaPat

My first press was the Lee Pro 1000, about 15+ years ago. Kind of wish I’d gone with the Clasic Turret, after seeing your video; seems like a lot less complications to go wrong.

Loads of Bacon
Loads of Bacon

I loaded on a single stage for several years before adding a turret press. I am so thankful for the turret press!

tcoz
tcoz

This is just an FYI for you. I’ve used almost every powder measure that Lee makes and has made in the past and I’ve yet to find one that approaches the accuracy and consistency of the Lyman Brass Smith that you’re currently using. TreeTopFlyer makes and sells a powder stand that attaches to the Lee Classic Turret and allows you to position your powder measure right above the funnel and drop the charge directly into it. It works great and as far as I’m concerned, it’s the best of both worlds.

ocean374
ocean374

That’s awesome so much faster looks great nice job

CharlieBrassStuffer
CharlieBrassStuffer

I noticed that your plunk test was tight, that can happen when you need more bell before seating your projectile…as it seats the case isn’t quite wide enough and the case mouth tends to scrape some coating as the projectile is seated. After the taper crimp you shouldn’t have to wipe anything away from the crimp…lower your through expander/powder die a smidge.
Keep track of COAL’s closely as you learn the in’s & out’s of the turret, they sometimes will change their adjustments slightly.
How sweet it is to have the ability to load a bit faster.

Christian Grest
Christian Grest

Sweet! You’ll be flying once you get the Lee powder assembly. I’m able to crank out 200-300 rounds an hour with that set up.

kaisermike
kaisermike

Love my CTP. I’d been on a rockchucker nearly 30 years. this was a game changer. Simple caliber change is a major plus for me. Still haven’t gone “full semi” on it yet lol. As much as I do like the more “durable” offerings from Lee, I”m still not sold on their powder dumpers. They seem to leak. FC45LC showed how you can polish the drums tighter… that’s a factory job, not mine. I”m also not a fan of “mobile” dumpers. Cant see how they would stay true even with a prairedog baffle (they’re wonderful!). Obviously, some folks make it… Read more »