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freedomrik

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9 mm lee hand loader
« on: October 23, 2008, 05:31:44 PM »
Does anyone have one of these? I just ordered one. I have never hand loaded before and thought this would be a good place to start.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 06:37:59 PM »
Slow, tedious, but guaranteed to give results. Just don't plan on loading 4-500 rounds a night. ;)  If you're talking about the hold it in your hand and squeeze one. 

 One great thing, it's a perfect introduction to reloading.  With everything one at a time, there's little to screw up.

For a "lets see if I like this", you made a good choice.

(start saving for Blue, Green and Orange stuff ;))

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 07:15:26 PM »
I have one in 44 mag and I can load about 40 an hour with it.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009, 12:32:21 AM »
 I have a two bullet mold in 9mm Makarov, among several others. I use the Lee production pot, and It is worth my time to cast. When you get in the rythm you can really cast a lot of bullets. I would highly recomend a bottom pour lead pot. They are worth the price, and speed up the process a lot. It takes a little practice to keep the mold at the right tempeture, but there isn't really too much to it. I wish there was a better material than the current choices for molds, Aluminum works great, but I question its durabillity. Steel has its own issues.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 01:58:32 PM »
JL,

Where did you get the Makarov mold?  I use a Mak as my concealed carry and would like to make some bullets for just in case.

I also remember reading that you could use a .35 lead ball instead of a buller for plinking rounds for the Makarov.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2009, 10:25:16 AM »
 GMad, I can't remember if I bought the makarov mold from Ebay, or directly from LEE. Here is a link to the mold off Lee's site http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/cart.cgi?1234372620.5561=90466
It is $26, you might check out Ebay, and if you are patient you could beat that price. There are'nt any on Ebay currently though.
I have a couple PA-63's. I like them, and if I had a need to carry that is what I would use. Besides the hand grips they are all metal, but very light and small. They also only cost around $100.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 06:11:50 AM »
I have a two bullet mold in 9mm Makarov, among several others. I use the Lee production pot, and It is worth my time to cast. When you get in the rythm you can really cast a lot of bullets. I would highly recomend a bottom pour lead pot. They are worth the price, and speed up the process a lot. It takes a little practice to keep the mold at the right tempeture, but there isn't really too much to it. I wish there was a better material than the current choices for molds, Aluminum works great, but I question its durabillity. Steel has its own issues.

yep got a bottom pour saeco #24 and lee cavity molds infact in a little while I'm gonna cast some more 9mm bullets!

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2009, 11:38:01 AM »
GMad, I can't remember if I bought the makarov mold from Ebay, or directly from LEE. Here is a link to the mold off Lee's site http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/cart.cgi?1234372620.5561=90466
It is $26, you might check out Ebay, and if you are patient you could beat that price. There are'nt any on Ebay currently though.
I have a couple PA-63's. I like them, and if I had a need to carry that is what I would use. Besides the hand grips they are all metal, but very light and small. They also only cost around $100.

that's a link to your shopping cart

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 11:07:40 AM »
Did you get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/LEE-RELOADING-HAND-PRESS_W0QQitemZ120388701387QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item120388701387&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

Or one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=220374790780

Just curious as I am looking into the same type of setup - inexpensive introduction to see if it is something I want to do.  I have no idea what the whole thing is all about as I have never even seen it done before.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 11:11:52 AM »
I have one and it makes very accurate loads.
But it is not very fast.
I can load about 30 rounds of .223 per hour.
 

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 04:32:02 PM »
BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT
I picked one up in 38 special
I shoot between 300-400 rounds every Friday with friends and reload at my leasure the rest of the week.
got one in 30-06 too  ;)

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2009, 11:13:50 PM »
 Its not really my shopping cart it is just a shopping cart. Makes it easier to find what I was talking about. You can't check it out for me, atleast I wouldn't think so.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2009, 02:48:53 PM »
You mean the hold and squeeze model?  I am considering one for my next rifle, just to get into accuracy reloading.  I hear rolling your own is serious fun.  Plus I can go with a larger bullet like 300 Win Mag, .308, .30-06, 7mm Remington Mag or another long range cartridge for less than commercial .223.

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Re: 9 mm lee hand loader
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2009, 08:17:43 AM »

Just gave a college based son one of these.

He says he loves it!

Slow when your used to a Dillon Progressive of course.  Very cool to have in your range kit though.