Lee Pro 1000 Progressive Press Kit 223 Remington

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Is this a good reloader for the money., if you are looking to load alot at one time. Midway USA has it for 143.99
 

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Re: Lee Pro 1000 Progressive Press Kit 223 Remington

In years past when I was shooting IPSC I went through 5 Lee Pro 1000s. The work OK for 38 special or 9mm. 223 or 45acp puts too much strain on the cast aluminum / pot metal linkage and stress points. I finally gave away the last one a few weeks ago. If you want a progressive, get a Dillon. It's a better grade of aluminum and made heavier. The Dillon XL650 I have has out worked the Lees 25:1 If you're looking for decent quality for a decent price, look for a used RCBS RockChucker or Redding Big Boss or Big Boss 2. Lee makes a wonderful priming tool and some well made hand tools. But of the total of 6 or 8 Lee presses I have had over the years, NONE were a fourth as good as anything RCBS, Redding or Dillon.

Just another place where you get what you pay for.
 

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Re: Lee Pro 1000 Progressive Press Kit 223 Remington

Save your pennies for a Dillon, or if you just can't wait the RockChucker. I started with a Lee and wish I would have saved and bought one press.
 

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I'm not as stubborn as Victor. I gave up after one.
 

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You get what you pay for. Had a guy at work tell me to buy a Dillon also. Might have to try one. I will be loading for 308 and 7mm08 also.
 

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Re: Lee Pro 1000 Progressive Press Kit 223 Remington

For pistol rounds and your budget is limited, the Pro 1000 is fine. I load 40SW and 45ACP on mine. I load anywhere from 200 - 500 rounds in a session. The key is to get the dies set up right and then stick with a routine.

However for rifle rounds, I load on a single stage. I load .223 and .308 on a Lee Challenger press.