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Lee Turret selection and setup help

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So I have decided to get a lee turret. What do I need to get with it. Which lee turret should I get? I figure a 4 hole turret. Set of dies. But what extra stuff should I get? Case feeder? Which powder measure, which primer system, etc. Just want to know what stuff is worth getting and what is superfluous.
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I'm a classic turret user. Forget about priming on the press. It sucks.... spend your money on a RCBS hand primer instead. You use the same shell holders that the come with the Lee die sets. I can prime 100 cases in 15 minutes easy, plus it gives you another chance to inspect each case for defects. Back to the press... I have loaded 1000's of pistol and rifle rounds without any press issues at all. I use the disc powder measure mounted on the expander die. The rubber wiper will wear eventually and you will notice greater powder spillage than usual. It will have some spillage even when new. For the money invested you can't go wrong. It gives you a chance to learn and become proficient at making proper rounds. I thought originally I would have made the move to a progressive by now but I am still using my Lee Classic and spending the money on components instead. Make sure you have a good solid bench to mount it on and plenty of lighting to peek into each case for powder. You will make mistakes along the way and learn the hard way about some things. Just error on the side of caution.
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