Lee Value Four Hole Turret Press Kit
Nickle and Dime
I recently bought the Lee Deluxe Press and a set of Rifle Dies. Thought I was set, so far I've been back two times buying things that I thought were part of the kit. This has me re-thinking purchasing anything from Lee. Initial purchase was cheaper than others, but when you add in all the other costs just to make it work it gets expensive quick. For example the Cutter and Lock Stud tool needs a shell case length in order to trim longer shells(not Included# if you have to double stack the Auto Disk Powder Measure you have to buy extenders #not Included). Rifle die set does not have a powder thru die and the list continues..
November 12, 2014
Very good press
I have owned this press for over two years now. The press is really nice and provides great value for the money. The 4 hole turret is awesome and makes the press as close as it gets to an auto press, especially with the auto indexing ability of this press. The auto indexing is not recommended for 270 win or larger. The press is designed with hand gun loads in mind (I think) because of the low profile of it. The distance between the turret and the ram is not too long. I have used the turret for rifle reloading, which it does pretty well. However, with larger calibers, even with the loading ram pushed all the way down, inserting a large rifle case such as 300 win mag needs a little maneuvering. It is still doable, and I have loaded so many 300 win mag cases with it, but just note that the press does not provide much room for that. Overall, what you get (for the money) is a great deal.
May 25, 2014
As for the item, good for the value. As for the company? I will not buy or recommend any product from this company due to a rude remark in an email from John Lee , president recently in an email asking for advice, help or recommendations on one of their products.
May 9, 2014
The Lee Value Turret
This review may be a little biased, because I have never owned another turret press, but this turret functions near flawlessly even after loading over 5000 rounds of 9mm. The powder measure is dead on, however the reason I rated this a 4 instead of a 5 is the powder measure.
The powder measure, although accurate only allows you to make loads in 0.3 grain increments - e.g. 4.3 grain, 4.6 grains, 4.9 grains etc. Unless you buy the powder measure bar, or the double stack kit. In addition the powder measure does not clear the primer feed. You are required to buy the $9.00 riser to clear the primer feed.
Aside from that it is pretty user friendly and I have not had any major issues.
May 17, 2013