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Old 06-28-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Lee loadmaster or pro 1000

I've pretty much narrowed the field down to these two. I can't see any reason to not pop for the extra $70 for the Loadmaster. Primary use will 9, and 45 acp, and some 223, but the pistol stuff will be 80% of usage. Thinking of getting an M1 for the CMP stuff at my club, and the loadmaster would be better for that, but I've lived long enough to know you buy for what you need. Not what you may need
 
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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Of the two, the loadmaster would probably be the better one. Just make sure to have spare parts as Lee uses way too much plastic. Break either the shell holder advance mechanism parts or primer feed parts and your session is at an end. They aren't expensive but when they're broken, you're out of business unless you keep spares on hand.

And then there is the hassle of having to fix it.

Be patient as you will have a press that needs lots of care and understanding.

I went down the "Lee Progressive" road long ago. Learned my lesson. Got sick and tired of the jambs, break-downs, and constant need for adjusting. Now have a Dillon and after well over 100,000 rounds in various calibers it has yet to suffer its first breakdown.

Just a note, if you get the Lee "Case Feeder" it will work OK on the pistol cases but good luck on the .223. It may or may not be a benefit and be prepared for lots of upside down cases.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
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I went down the "Lee Progressive" road long ago. Learned my lesson. Got sick and tired of the jambs, break-downs, and constant need for adjusting. Now have a Dillon and after well over 100,000 rounds in various calibers it has yet to suffer its first breakdown.
Damn... I wish people would stop saying this! unfortunately it seems to be the truth...
 
Old 06-29-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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Damn... I wish people would stop saying this! unfortunately it seems to be the truth...
There used to be a Tire Dealer in Lewiston, ID that had a sign saying "It's not how much you pay, It's how many times you have to pay it".

It goes along with the old saying "Some people listen and others just insist on peeing on the fence themselves".
 
Old 06-29-2011, 11:45 AM   #5
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There used to be a Tire Dealer in Lewiston, ID that had a sign saying "It's not how much you pay, It's how many times you have to pay it".

It goes along with the old saying "Some people listen and others just insist on peeing on the fence themselves".
YouTube - ‪Pees on Electric Fence‬‏
 
Old 06-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #6
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Now that was funny!:

What a
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:50 AM   #7
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I work with a guy who has the Lee Pro 1000 (5 of them, one in each cal he loads)
he's had them for many years, and many many rounds.
he says that for loading plinking ammo, it's a good route.

I too am looking at getting into reloading
and am on the fence
 
Old 01-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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well,

I bit the bullet and picked up a Lee Pro 1000
I've loaded 500 rounds,
I'm very happy with it
 
Old 01-19-2013, 01:31 PM   #9
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well,

I bit the bullet and picked up a Lee Pro 1000
I've loaded 500 rounds,
I'm very happy with it
I have 2 Lee Pro 1000 presses. 1 for small primers and the other for large primers.

I have loaded countless rounds since the late 80's on both presses, not only for myself, but friends and family as well.

The only problem i have had, was when one of the toggles broke. I contacted a very nice lady at Lee, to order the Roller handle upgrade, since the toggles on it are a much better quality over the original cast toggles.

Much to my surprise, not only did she send me the new roller handle kit, she also sent a new set of cast toggles, a new shell plate carrier and other assorted parts, free of charge.

I was very happy with the customer service from Lee.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 09:46 AM   #10
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I have a Loadmaster. Messed it up once and sent it to Lee for repairs. They didn't charge me anything. All I had to pay was postage to Lee and Lee paid for shipping back.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 11:55 AM   #11
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I've got a Pro 1000 (was considering the LoadMaster)
I've read lots of people who had LP1000's and "Upgraded" to the LM
only to be unhappy

lots more parts for the 1000 as well.
 
Old 02-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #12
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just got my lee 4-hole turret press today.

talk about service.

ordered monday, recieved it today!

now to wait for dies...
 
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