Lee APP press?

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Anyone running the new Lee APP press? Looks like it's a good candidate for depriming, swaging primer pockets, sizing cast bullets with powder coating, and a few other basic brass processing functions... (forgot about the brass bulge buster thing too)

 

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I have one with a few hours on it so far. Me being me, I measure and re-measure everything, every step, so I do like the ability to up the production speed of each phase without having to guess about the integrity of a turret style press. Requires a good bit of tweaking to get it right but no re-tweaking once your set. NOE makes good addons for it, also.

Note: Much to the chagrin of the elitists, YouTube is a valuable resource on these.
 

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Absolutely love it. I have used it so far for resizing/depriming and swaging (primer pockets) .223 brass. Debulging 10mm and 40 S&W brass. And have the setup for sizing cast boolits, but haven't used it for that yet. Greatly speeds up processing brass over a single stage. Seems like I timed it and I average 20 cases per minute roughly. It does take some tweaking to get the slide adjusted correctly and now and again it hangs and then releases and launches a piece of brass across the room, but doesn't hurt anything.

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sounds like I need to get one on order. Any accessories or tweaks to get? I'll watch some youtube videos and see what folks say. I did see some 3d printed accessories (I have a printer) that might make it run smoother.

I have not had a reloading room setup for 2-3 years now and just about done with the new room, so time to process a lot of brass and get back in the game.
 

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so just starting to use this thing. for the money it's the best thing I've bought recently for reloading.

I bought the deprime kit, IMHO don't waste your money. Just use a standard Lee Universal Deprime die. I bent the included rod a couple of times and then it broke. Switched to the standard die and just deprimed about 2k 223/556 brass to tumble with no issues. Two big thumbs up.

If you have a 3d printer or a friend with one, print the V2 case feeder setup, makes adjustments no needed any more, and fills 4 tubes in about 20 seconds. All for about $5 worth of filament (and some time).

Will get into the primer pocket swaging over the weekend and ordered the sizing dies for cast bullets for future use.
 

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The 3d printed stuff helps a lot.

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Really liking the press for brass prep. The 3d printed stuff really takes it to another level.

Deprimed and swager probably 3k 223 and 2k 45 so far.

I had to buy a few longer bolts and bearings to run the roller handle, if anyone on the north side of ATL needs one I can make a couple more for cheap.
 

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