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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #1
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Do you? What do you use?

I'm looking at a single stage setup for now. Pretty much all 9mm, but I may add .380 or .38 soon. No rifle or shotgun at this point.

I was looking at this kit from Lee to start.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=423081

Is it unheard of to get 100 - 150 rounds per hour with a single stage press?
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Old October 19th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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That kit will get you started. However I would stay clear of the Lee dies. Their quality varies ticly. I just returned two set of there dies because of tolerance issues. I think a 100-150 rounds per hour is a little ambitious for a single stage press, especially if your an inexperienced hand loader.
I do have a Dillion RL550 for sale for a great price if you are interested.
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100-150/hour is pretty ambitious.

I've done maybe 75 - 80, but never tried hurrying.
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I reload with a rcbs press, but i really only reload rifle rounds. If i hurried, i could problably reload 100-150 rounds a day. If i had to feed a handgun i would look at getting a dillon. you will get sick of the single stage quickly when doing handgun rounds.
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When I reload I use a RCBS Rock Chucker. The RCBS with the Piggy Back2 is good if you want to crank out a large number but dont really care on the quality. I prefer reloading one at a time so I know the primer is seated right and the shell isn't double charged.
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i use a rcbs rockchucker. you could do 100 to 150 rounds an hour if you are just putting powder and heads in. i only do rifle and i have probably have 6 hours of brass prep and priming for 150 rounds. but that all depends on how picky you are.
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if you are solely looking for hand gun use, i wouldnt even bother with a single stage. i already have several single stage units, one is even a turntable style, and i didnt even think it was worth my time to get a set of dies. i got a dillon.
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I've been using a Dillion 650 since December.
It makes reloading easy and real easy.
Dillion is a king in the customer service world, and I think they have a finance program.
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That kit will get you started. However I would stay clear of the Lee dies. Their quality varies ticly. I just returned two set of there dies because of tolerance issues. I think a 100-150 rounds per hour is a little ambitious for a single stage press, especially if your an inexperienced hand loader.
I do have a Dillion RL550 for sale for a great price if you are interested.
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I run a dillon 550b, buy it and don't look back, i can switch between calibers in minutes wit no adjustments.
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I bought the RCBS Rockchucker starter kit when I was starting, then bought a Dillon RL550B when we were shooting a ton of .38Spl. It's a great combination for me. I load .38Spl and .223 on the 550, those are the calibers that I go through by the thousands. I load everything else on the Rockchucker.
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