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I am getting ready to buy a Lee 1000 reloader in .45 acp and thought that I would check here to see if anyone has one collecting dust that they want rid of. Even a different cal. would be fine as I can get dies for about $35.00 or so. I have been bidding on them on ebay for a month or so. I can get a new one for about 130 so I never bid a over about 55.00 plus shipping on ebay. Mostly the used ones go for about what a new one does so what would be the point lol. Anyway, if you have one and don't use it anymore and want to sell it, drop me an email and I will get back to you. Thanks in advance, John
 

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Thank you for the replies, odd as a couple may be. I had a Lee 1000 years ago and was happy as a clam with it and managed to reload about 60,000 rounds with it without a bauble. As with ANY reloader, a good strong bench should be a no brainer and I have about 30 feet of strong bench going half way around my garage.Had I not stupidly sold it when I got tired of shooting handguns, I wouldn't need another.

Why on earth would I get a single stage for a .45 when I will be shooting 3 to 5 hundred rounds at a time? I am not the type that shoots a box of ammo a year and calls it good.

I will just go ahead and order one.

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Hey John, Do you have lots of brass? Starline is just a few miles from my place if you want some new stuff. Don't remember what the price is, But I can find out.




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Hi Jim, yes, I will be needing a couple thousand rounds of brass too. If you get a chance, see how much it is per thousand and if there is a 5k discount or anything. Thanks and I will bcnu soon. Just got back from the gun club and just couldn't get into shooting today, nobody there and about 12 degrees outside. Didn't even take my gun outta the case lol. I must be getting old. John
 

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This is an old wtb ad that has been resurrected. But feel free to post it up on here or on ebay. Thanks, John
 

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You can buy the 4-die Carbide Die Set on Midway USA for
$28.99 Buy it with an extra turret for your Pro 1000
for less than 38 bucks total. Great folks to deal with,
except that they have a minimum order dollar value. If
you order less than that (I seem to recall it is $25) they
charge you a 'small order fee' that usually make it
cheaper to buy elsewhere. I'm a satisfied Midway customer.

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PS: Since I stopped trying to let the Pro 1000 do the
priming for me, I have been happy as a pig in a
mud puddle with that loader. I do my priming with
a hand-held Auto-Prime, but do everything else with
the Pro 1000. I load .38 Spec, 9MM Luger, .40 Cal
S&W and .45 ACP on mine. Other than the lousy primer
feeder, it is a great loader. JMHO,
A.
 

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I would not waste the money on this piece of garbage. I had one for 10 years and did nothing but put parts on it and get ticked off at the poor and cheap design of that thing. I bought a Dillon 8 years ago and have never been happier. There is a reason it is low priced....it is JUNK!!
 

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People who like the Lee have not used a better machine.

Buy once, and get something you can use happily for a lifetime. A Dillon or Hornady progressive for a new progressive - a Star if yu are comfortable with a used machine.

My "go to" machines for high output production (1500+ rounds at a sitting) are two Dillon 1050's. I never change dies on them (.45 ACP and .38 Spl). I have a 650 and 550 for lower volume production as well as two Stars.

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hey JOE E what would be lookin to get out of the square deal in 45 acp yur lookin to sell, iam goin to phoenix next week an was goin to stop at the dillion store and see about buyin one ,ive been told they have good deals in the factory store as in seconds and scratch an dent stuff?
send me a price if yu want,
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Joe E
The 1000 uses 3 stations, the 4-Die set includes a Factory
Crimp die. I put that on a separate Lee Challenger press, to
put on the Factory Crimp after all else is done.
On My 1000, I disconnect the powder feed when de-priming.
In my case, I first put the cases through a Cleaner to be sure
that the cases are clean when going through the loader. The
dies last longer that way. Once the powder feed is disconnected,
I load up the Auto Case feeder with clean brass with the old
primers in. Then, just start pulling the handle. Every time
you pull it, a clean, resized, deprimed case drops out. When
the whole batch has been deprimed, use the Hand Primer to reprime
all of them. This can be done while watching TV..... Last,
unscrew the deprime die so that it won't touch your nice clean
newly installed primers. Fill up the Auto Case Feeder with
these clean, newly primed cases. Re-connect the powder feeder.
Reload from here on as normal. After all your cases are reloaded,
run them through the Factory Crimp Die. Voila, literally new
rounds to fire through your Automatic or whatever, no problems
with deformed cases, etc. They look like (and work like) new
ammo. If the primer feeder worked all the time on the Pro 1000,
one could skip the Hand Prime. Since it doesn't, and since it
is such a pain to clean out when it isn't working, my old Hand
Primer gets a lot of use while I'm watching TV...... It's
harder to describe than it is to do. And, no matter what the
negative comments here, the Lee is NOT junk. It is a perfectly
good loader for those of us who don't have the big bucks to spend
on the top-end loaders. The End Product from either Press is the
same......

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Joe,
Go ahead and spring for the Factory Crimp Dies for those
loads. You won't have to mess around with chamber gauges
(be they whatever you are currently using) any more. Again,
Midway USA seems to be the best place to buy them. I do
very little, if any, crimping on the 1000 Press at all. Just
enough to hold the bullet securely, until I can get it to
the Factory Crimp Die. You don't even need a cannelure on
the bullet, the FC die puts one there...... If you load for
Automatic handguns, the FC Die makes the rounds feed like
butter.......

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those lee factory crimp dies are a god send, i even run factory ammo thru them at times , and yu can tell a big diff in them i use them onall my auto ammo 9mm 45acp they make ammo work right!!!
 

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Yeah, and especially when Midwest sells them at such a
reasonable price. I recently bought the 4-die set for
.40 S&W, the shellholder for my hand-held priming tool,
and a new turret for the Press to mount the dies in, all
for 40 bucks. It's not very painful at all and, like
Shaner says, on an Auto it makes the ammo work like it
should. I think that Lee's ads for the Factory Crimp
Die say something about "When your ammo absolutely HAS
to work!" or something like that. I loaded some 9MM
recently and ran the stuff through an SMG. Ran through
like prunes through a baby.......

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