I've got the T7, which followed the Hornady Single. I'm a Happy Camper.So been thinking about making the move to a turret press, mainly because am getting tired of constantly switching and resetting dies in my single stage Rock chucker. I only load 2 calibers at the moment (rifle)I don’t do on turret priming so that’s not really a must have feature and also for what I do I really can’t justify dropping the coin on something like the 419 Zero.
So for you reloader out there that have experience with different turret presses what do you recommend? And are there any disadvantages to turret presses that single stage doesn’t suffer from?
I agree with what you posted. I have a lee turret press which I use for powder drops and bullet seating. It’s a great press but I have found it not being very consistent when sizing my 6.5 and 308 brass for long range. It has to much play. I have to use my rock chucker for sizing. It takes more time but for long range consistency is the key.The only shortcoming of a turret style press is the stiffness and play, but you get the convenience of skipping the die adjustments.
For the turret to rotate, there is generally going to be either some end play (slop) unless the design locks down, like the Zero. That play translates into more than one type of freedom of motion and stiffness, but most users have managed this well enough.
If you are picky about sizing and seating length workmanship, you may need to re-think your die setting process to allow for a little play and lower stiffness, as compared to having just the typical ram and shell holder issues to deal with. Nothing you can't manage. YMMV
Haven't tried anything else but 9mm on it, I have a Dillon case feeder attached to it. I have to admit, it is a finicky little bitch to get setup and running well, or at least it was for me, hence why I haven't swapped calibers on it. I deprime most everything else on the rock chucker.My lee APP deprimes everything.
It's swager works. Have not tried it on handgun brass yet but figure ok for sizing.
I run a Mighty Armory decapper in mine, like I said, ill probably never run anything but 9mm in it as i dont like depriming on my RL1100 so I deprime before I wet tumble my pistol brass. By the time I dick with getting it to run a different caliber properly, I could have already deprimed a shit load of brass on the chucker. Lol... I bought it as an experiment to see if i could speed things up, It does work but not without some major frustration. Lee could have probably designed the APP a little better IMO.Yes a finikey bitch to set up for 223 range brass.
Beginning to figure problem is case lenght related. Some are long and hang up.
Wish I had a 3D printer to make a couple of parts. Maybe a offset funnle to load brass by hand dropping.
Still would save grabbing finished hull and setup / tube filling.