Lee Anniversary Kit vs Hornady Lock and Load
This is a discussion on Lee Anniversary Kit vs Hornady Lock and Load within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I vote for the Lee, not because it is a better setup, but it is a better value. If you wanna trade up later, I've ...
May 21st, 2011 01:17 AM
I vote for the Lee, not because it is a better setup, but it is a better value. If you wanna trade up later, I've sold old used Lee stuff on Ebay for around 65% of new price--doesn't make much sense, but that's what it brings.
Save your money, add a little to it, and you can get another firearm.
I too highly recommend Lee's Modern Reloading Second Edition, it will teach you more than you can imagine about reloading.
You will have a very nice kit.
I'm pretty loyal to Lee Precision. When I was starting out, keeping the kids fed and clothed was a challenge. Buying a $400 gun was a BIG deal. Buying ammo to feed it was out of the question. I saved up change (litterally, dimes, quarters, nickels) until I could buy an Anniversary set and 45 ACP dies. Because Lee's stuff was priced so reasonably, I could shoot. Now, although I've been blessed and could buy any color or brand I wanted these days, I see no reason to change.
May 21st, 2011 01:17 AM
May 21st, 2011 01:46 AM
The lee kit is a great starter kit,stay away from the cheap digital scales I was getting enough deviation that I couldn't trust them especially loading a high pressure round like 40 S&W,the Lee scales work pretty good and are pretty fast.after you get the basics down save up for a dillon 550 or 650,I have a 550 w/casefeeder the 550 allows you to manually advance the shell plate,the 650 automatically advances it.I can crank out a bullet with every pull of the handle,somewhere around 400 per hour while listening to music.If you get really serious and can swing the cost,8# of pistol powder is around $96.00 or $12.00 pound,Primers can be had as cheap as around $19.00 1000,there is a 25.00 haz-mat fee so you figure the weight to get maximum weight in powder and primers for one hazmat fee + shipping,so primers are about $20.00 1000,and powder is about $14.00 pound,It's definitely cheaper than paying around 20-22.00 pound for powder locally,and around 30.00 + for 1000 primers.
Originally Posted by zeppelin03
In all seriousness I cast my own bullets and have plenty of free brass so when I reload 100 rounds of most pistol ammo it only runs me about $5.00,44 magnum runs me around $6.00 100 for 240 grain lead semi wadcutter due to more powder
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May 21st, 2011 10:45 AM
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May 23rd, 2011 01:23 PM
Duke, what kind of primers are you buying at $20 , I pay about 30 no matter where I go , and as high as 34 per K.
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