Cabellas was having a sale. $189.99 AND $5.00 shipping (free shipping now) so I ordered a Lee Classic Cast Turret Press Kit.
Here's a good review/article. http://www.realguns.com/archives/122.htm
I also purchased an extra turret disk and dual disk kit for larger powder charges. I'm in the whole setup about 200 bucks. I just couldn't get myself to make the jump to 500 bucks or so for a full progressive like a Dillon. Anyway…
I'd read up on them and watched the videos on Youtube and thought it looked pretty slick. It seemed lots of guys like the setup so I figured I'd go for it. I've been loading on a single stage press for a few years and thought it'd be nice to up my production now that I'm casting my own boolits as well. I bought primarily for my 38's and 45's.
I've been messing around with it this week and loaded about 40 rounds last night poking around and getting the feel for it. Setting the dies, verifying powder charge weight, etc. Tonight I fiddled around a little more, got everything dialed in and felt I had a good feel for it so I did a time test for 50 rounds of 45 Colt. 255gr plinkers over 8.5gr Unique. I wasn't trying to break any speed record but just went along at a good pace. I loaded 50 rounds in 25 minutes which also included verifying the charge weight on several. I had already de-capped the brass with my 325 die and them tumbled them. The 25 minute process included sizing,/priming, flaring/powder drop, seat bullet, crimp in separate step with Lee factory crimp die. The Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure dropped exactly 8.5gr Unique. I weighed every 8 or so loads out of about 75 tonight and everyone was exactly the same. Pretty impressive actually.
I think I'm gonna like this little setup, time will tell but so far so good.