|teacher of history|
I suspect all of us who reload have some piece of Lee equipment. He got me started over 40 years ago with the simple Lee Loader.
Sad to hear. RIP sir.
He had a long an prosperous life. RIP.
He got me started reloading with a hand press when I was in college with barely two nickels to rub together.
Hannibal ad portas. Carthago delenda est.
IMO the 1st Generation Lee Auto Primer hand held unit with the round tray was a game changer and a product that changed the way many many reloaders primed their brass...I loved my first one so much that when it broke and I saw the 2nd Generation model was coing out to replace the 1st Generation I went out and bought another 1st Generation unit. Still have it today even though it has not been used since I bought my Dillon.....
RIP. My reloading set up is an eclectic mix of products from many companies, but I have a few Lee items that I like a lot. I have a Pro 1000 press, several Auto Primer units, and a few of their die sets. Everything I have used from Lee has functioned well and been a great value, which is their niche.
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a dollar short
About fifteen years ago I had bought a Lee Classic Turret press. Well, it started running bad, and tore up the little plastic ratchet. I called their customer service to purchase some new ones, they told me they were transferring my call to someone with a little more knowledge on the workings of this press, much to my amazement the guy introduced himself to me as "Richard Lee". He talked to me for over a half hour explaining what I had done wrong, and how to correct that from happening again with the new parts he was sending me free of charge. What a gentleman he was, I was very impressed with him. Made me an expert on that fine little turret press.
NRA Life Member, GOA, MGO Annual Member, Annual member MRPA
I use the Lee classic turret press. Its a downright solid, reliable, well made piece of equipment.
Ive never used the ratcheting turret feature though. I use it as a single stage with the convenience of only having to set-up dies once.
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