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Offline mrcabinet

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Re: Lee Load Master
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
And FYI, if you're going to run 9mm on one of these, get a 6s shellplate and do the modification to it. It works like a charm.

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Re: Lee Load Master
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 03:08:55 PM »
Even though I run carbide dies, I found that a light spritz of One Shot on the cases before dumping them in the collator makes a world of difference too.


One Shot
works even better if you'll give it 24 hours to dry. I keep my brass in the big plastic coffee canisters. I simply shoot the One Shot into the canister a day or so before using the brass.

Try that.  ;)
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Re: Lee Load Master
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 11:37:56 PM »
post up a pic! :)

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Re: Lee Load Master
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2018, 04:10:13 PM »
I have been reloading with a Lee Single Press for 2 years, with an average of 8000 rounds a year. Few weeks ago I decided it was time to upgrade from it.
After a little bit of research, I decided to go with the Lee Loadmaster. I ordered one. I received it. I put it together. I spent 4 hours adjusting all the stations. Then when it was time to run, well, the Loadmaster ran like a press should run.
But I believe Lee has been watching many hours of Youtube mods videos, because the indexing was already set, most of the contact parts were already polished and the primer loading arm was smooth. It even feed and primed my Sellier & Bellot primers perfectly. I still had to tinker a bit with the press, but mostly to get acquainted with it and put grease in a few places. I still think people not too mechanically inclined should stay away from it.
My 3 issues I have with the Loadmaster are:
The Auto Disk powder measure that came with the press is not as accurate as one should be. But there are aftermarket solutions to correct that.

The Powder measure chain. It works but its in the way, so I replaced it with a spring


This is the spring's size


2 of the press to bench attachments are too close to the edge of the bench, so I removed some wood out of the bench to offer more clearance for the ram and sat the press deeper onto the bench.


Other than those nitpicking issues, the press runs like a charm.


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Re: Lee Load Master
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2018, 12:06:36 PM »
I agree that the Loadmaster is not for those that are not a tinkerer or mechanically inclined. It's not a bolt it to the bench and start loading type of unit. There is a definite learning curve, which will involve a few Ah-Ha! and Dang It! moments. I have about 3k rounds of 9mm and .45 through mine now, the last 2k or so virtually trouble free. The only issues I've had lately are directly attributable to operator error.

And BTW, the case-activated Auto Drum works great on it. I transferred mine over from the turret press and put the Auto Disk (with micro-bar) on the turret. I still use the Classic Turret for lower volume calibers and load development.

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Re: Lee Load Master
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2018, 12:53:07 PM »
And BTW, the case-activated Auto Drum works great on it. I transferred mine over from the turret press and put the Auto Disk (with micro-bar) on the turret. I still use the Classic Turret for lower volume calibers and load development.

I was thinking about witching to the Auto Drum, but the Auto Disk is still doing a good enough job for me, so the Auto Drum is on the back burner for now. But I really appreciate your input.