reloading black powder cartridges with Lee precision classic
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    Yes, my fault; I forgot to mention hollow base. By standard, I meant, not Minié nor fancy diameter.
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    You can buy an RCBS partner press for less than a hondo, and some cheap lee dies for 25 or 30 bucks.

    Don't mess around with a set of hand dies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by krag96 View Post
    I had two of those things, on occasion the primer would go off while seating it. That was enough for me.
    That is the exact reason I bought a Lyman 310 tool.
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    A very long time ago, I loaded a decent amount of ammo with the Lee hand loading kit. It is what got me started. The only thing I can say that is comparatively positive, is that it absolutely makes you a 'heads-up' reloader. The process was sketchy at best, and to really get the feel for it, you would quite likely pop off a primer at some point.
    Beyond that, the Lyman 310 tong tool was a dramatic improvement. The 310 dies work in all the TruLine stuff, and although the system is obsolete, it is still around and is of exceptionally high quality and precision.
    I resize on an RCBS single stage and do the lightweight operations on Lyman TruLine turrets.
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    People forget the "Lee Breech Lock Hand Press Kit" on sale now at Midwayusa for only $54 (plus dies). I used to use one when I was on the road. Handy (pun) reloading tool you can use anywhere, anytime. A little slower than a bench mount press not not by a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beemermark View Post
    People forget the "Lee Breech Lock Hand Press Kit".
    I think I'm gonna get it: compact and cheap, no need for a table.

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    I thought it was a good idea to send the question to Lee Precision:

    Can I use my 357 Lee Loader kit in order to load some black powder ammo? Hammering the bullet over the fully filled case in order to seat it and compress black powder seems dangerous to me.
    Here's the Lee Precision (terse) answer:
    Yes you may use you 357 Classic Lee Loader with black powder.
    Last edited by Manhurin; 01-17-2020 at 11:04 AM. Reason: typo

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    If loading with the hand loader bothers you, then don't watch the Khyber Pass videos with kids loading cartridges with nothing but a hammer and a rock. Made me wonder how many didn't make it to puberty.


 
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