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bambambam
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USA
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  03:23:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was looking at a few auctions on used Lyman 4 & 6 hole turret presses. The 4 hole is a 70's model and looks good. The 6 hole looks like a 80's model and looks decent. Anyone have an idea on pro's/con's on these Lyman turret presses?

geeguy
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  10:05:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know about the 4 hole, but the 6 hole is a good unit.

Pro's:
You can leave dies in the press so you don't have to keep changing them.
Easy to rotate from die to die.
Strong press, not junk.

Con's:
Short stroke.
Turret can flex a little more then a "C" press.

I use mine for all my final crimp dies, that way they are all perfectly set.

Best of luck.
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dcs shooters
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Turkmenistan
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  10:30:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got my Lyman All American used in '74. Still tight as when new.
There is a ad for a eight hole turret made for them.

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bpost
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  3:45:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I load all my match 45's on a Lyman All American.

It is a great pistol press.

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FrancF
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Posted - 04/20/2011 :  9:01:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great press, I have an extra If you want it. Just needs to be cleaned up from storage. 6 hole, Has some surface rust on the ram and needs a set screw for the shell holder.

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bambambam
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  02:12:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do these presses have the standard size die holes?
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dcs shooters
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  09:37:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by bambambam

Do these presses have the standard size die holes?




Yes, 7/8-14tpi.

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bambambam
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  10:22:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
email sent


quote:
Originally posted by FrancF

Great press, I have an extra If you want it. Just needs to be cleaned up from storage. 6 hole, Has some surface rust on the ram and needs a set screw for the shell holder.

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v35
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Posted - 04/21/2011 :  11:37:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a four hole All American that works fine. You need an adaptor
to permit use of standard shell holders.Lyman has/had them plus manuals and accessories. Priming on the upstroke is a pain and slow so I wouldn't spend on those accessories.
You can't use the RCBS primer pocket decrimper which uses a cup for a round ram to eject brass. The V notch end of a pry bar will work if you don't have too many to do.
I like the tool but would like it better with 6 or 8 stations.
The opening is maxed out for 30-06 length. Operations go a bit slow because of it. Pistol length cartridges go faster.
I like the tool.
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FrancF
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Posted - 04/22/2011 :  12:45:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by bambambam

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quote:
Originally posted by FrancF

Great press, I have an extra If you want it. Just needs to be cleaned up from storage. 6 hole, Has some surface rust on the ram and needs a set screw for the shell holder.





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Pistollero1050
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Posted - 04/23/2011 :  6:48:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great press for rifle reloading. I don't use the primer function tho. Rcbs makes a great bench primer press.

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FrancF
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Posted - 04/23/2011 :  10:27:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Pistollero1050

Great press for rifle reloading. I don't use the primer function tho. Rcbs makes a great bench primer press.



Same here, I use the lee hand priming tool. I can feel the seat better.

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RCrosby
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Posted - 04/26/2011 :  11:07:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you're bidding on a used unit, just make sure you don't end up with a Tru-Line turret press. Great units, but those do take the old nut cracker type dies and not the standard 7/14's.

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joes
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USA
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Posted - 04/27/2011 :  5:03:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've got two all americans and love them. I called Lyman and they told me they stopped making them " cause they cost too much to make and could not charge enough to cover the cost to make them- the market would not allow it" and " they were way over built". I agree!
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trapguy2007
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USA
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Posted - 04/27/2011 :  6:14:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A friend gave me one 20 years ago .
Still going strong .
Found the priming system at a yard sale last year for $1 .
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oneoldsap
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USA
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Posted - 04/27/2011 :  9:07:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had a T-Mag 20+ years and I like it ! If you keep the Ram lubricated your Grandchildren can learn the Craft on it ! I have a dedicated press just for priming with a Lee Auto Prime II and the little Aluminum C frame Lee without compound leverage. It has worked great for years . I can tell when I'm priming a Federal case because there is very little resistance , I chuck them right into the trash , somehow I missed it earlier .

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bambambam
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USA
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Posted - 05/03/2011 :  5:09:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Franc,

I got the press in the mail today, THANK YOU You did a great job cleaning it up. I still can't believe you just gave it to me. There aren't alot of people that would do something nice like that. I just need to get it mounted and i'm off
Thank You
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FrancF
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Posted - 05/03/2011 :  8:33:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Anytime- Sometimes I do that instead of giveaways. Surprised you got it today! USPS Told me friday. Anyway, enjoy!

It was my first press that I got for free when I first started out. A bunch of old timers that I knew from the gun shop got me started with extra stuff they had.

So I figured that press was given to me free to start out with, so now I am passing that on to you. It still has a lot of life left in it and is still pretty tight.

Might put some graphite on the ram It only has a very light coat of oil.

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