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    Quote Originally Posted by Innkeeper View Post
    Once I am happy with my reloading skills I will get a progressive. But I am still learning and trying things so I love the single stage.

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    I'm on my second progressive Hornady . . . my niece and her husband talked me out of my first one.

    I built an automatic case feeder for this one . . . makes things go super fast.

    Rather than spend the money on a single stage . . . let me encourage you to go the Hornady progressive route up front. You can do anything on the progressive you can on a single stage and do it so much faster. You can also be a bit more precise . . . the repeatability in my progressive is more predictable than in any of my three other ones.

    For example . . . I decap all my MT's then toss them in the cleaner . . . come back and inspect them . . . resize them . . . prime them . . . put them in containers. Then when I'm ready for another batch . . . all I have to do is add powder . . . add bullet . . . crimp . . . done.

    On a single stage . . . for each rifle bullet reloaded you handle each case at least twice as many times as with a progressive . . . and if you are doing 500 rounds . . . that's 500 extra steps to get the same result I did . . . with 500 less steps. For .45 ACP . . . I put em on . . . then stack em in the containers . . . handle em twice in the progressive . . . single stage means you handle each one 5 times at least before you stack em in the containers.

    It does not take long for a single stage reloader to get old hat.

    If you do go progressive . . . personal opinion I would not buy a Lee . . . I had one . . . never again. Hornady and Dillon are great products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight55 View Post
    I'm on my second progressive Hornady . . . my niece and her husband talked me out of my first one.

    I built an automatic case feeder for this one . . . makes things go super fast.

    Rather than spend the money on a single stage . . . let me encourage you to go the Hornady progressive route up front. You can do anything on the progressive you can on a single stage and do it so much faster. You can also be a bit more precise . . . the repeatability in my progressive is more predictable than in any of my three other ones.

    For example . . . I decap all my MT's then toss them in the cleaner . . . come back and inspect them . . . resize them . . . prime them . . . put them in containers. Then when I'm ready for another batch . . . all I have to do is add powder . . . add bullet . . . crimp . . . done.

    On a single stage . . . for each rifle bullet reloaded you handle each case at least twice as many times as with a progressive . . . and if you are doing 500 rounds . . . that's 500 extra steps to get the same result I did . . . with 500 less steps. For .45 ACP . . . I put em on . . . then stack em in the containers . . . handle em twice in the progressive . . . single stage means you handle each one 5 times at least before you stack em in the containers.

    It does not take long for a single stage reloader to get old hat.

    If you do go progressive . . . personal opinion I would not buy a Lee . . . I had one . . . never again. Hornady and Dillon are great products.

    May God bless,
    Dwight
    Thanks for the info, I always enjoy education here. I have actually had my Hornady single stage for about 4 years now, being single, and doing nothing in winter but work and a little hunting I have had the free time to play around. My early practice was in using fresh brass so less steps. I have been eyeing progressives just as you say to save work. I save a lil here and there to pay it is just deciding which and then the follow through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innkeeper View Post
    Once I am happy with my reloading skills I will get a progressive. But I am still learning and trying things so I love the single stage.

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    One of the smartest damn things I've ever read on a gun forum!
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Innkeeper again.

    Joe

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    A turret press is a good compromise between a single stage and a progressive. It's what I use for all my volume reloading (all handgun & .223). Everything else is done on a single stage so I have more control over it.
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    Myrtle Beach, SC. You are in Michigan?

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