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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Class...der/733635.uts

    Cheapskate, eh? Check this out. All you need to buy is a decent rubber mallet....
    A hard plastic-tipped hammer works better, or one of those high density yellow poly mallets that leather workers like.

    Good price though. I bought a .308 Winchester Lee Loader at a gun show recently for $10.00, to add to my SHTF collection of Lee Loaders that I never use. (.45 ACP, .303 British, .45 Colt)

    Unfortunately, I don't own a .308 and am unlikely to buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    I'm a cheapskate. Shooting 30-30 is just too expensive, unless I get into reloading.

    .30-30 works well with cast bullets. You can buy a Lee bullet mold and get into casting as well. Gator gas checks are available from Dragon Lube in Canada. Now that is cheap shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Class...der/733635.uts

    Cheapskate, eh? Check this out. All you need to buy is a decent rubber mallet....
    No 30-30 option

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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    No 30-30 option

    http://www.wholesalesports.com/store...oader/p/210832

    In stock in 'Stoon
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    is it the same as this: http://leeprecision.com/lee-loader-30-30-win.html

    the fine print "This is not recommended for semi-auto, pump and lever action guns." wouldn't work for my Winchester.

    also $8 cheaper at Cabelas.
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    That was American Cabela's.
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennymo View Post
    That was American Cabela's.
    this one: http://www.cabelas.ca/product/3552/lee-classic-loader
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    Quote Originally Posted by linung View Post
    is it the same as this: http://leeprecision.com/lee-loader-30-30-win.html

    the fine print "This is not recommended for semi-auto, pump and lever action guns." wouldn't work for my Winchester.

    also $8 cheaper at Cabelas.
    Yes, it only neck sizes the brass, so in lever actions chambering might be sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootist1873 View Post
    Yes, it only neck sizes the brass, so in lever actions chambering might be sticky.
    Could you still have sticky chambering in a lever action even if the brass that was reloaded with the Lee Classic Loader was fired from the same lever action you are reloading for? I am sure I was told that as long as you reload the brass fired from the same gun that it should work, could be I got bad advice though. I don't reload but I was thinking of purchasing a Lee Classic Loader for my 30-30 lever.

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    You could have problems chambering the brass, eventually.
    The hotter the load, the more it stresses and stretches the brass, and eventually the body will need a 'full-length' sizing, as you would do in a die on a press.
    Now, a 30-30 isn't a real hot round, and if the load you find is accurate without being at the upper end of the pressure scale, you may get a bunch of reloads without need to f/l size.
    I had one batch of 7mm brass that had 8 loads through them, all at the ragged edge of safe pressure, trimmed them 3 times, but never did need to full length size them, just used a Lee collet die.

    The only real problem with the Lee Loader is flexibility.
    It comes with one scoop to use as a powder measure.
    The scoops work very well, but they give you a scoop that will be safe with all the powders they list, there's no telling if the charge the scoop throws will be accurate in your rifle.
    So now you want to experiment, and find a load that shoots well.
    That means getting a scale to accurately measure powder.
    Then you get a powder measure, because shaking powder out of a spoon gets old, fast.
    Now you've got enough loads through that brass that it needs full-length sizing, so you get a press and dies...
    Then you find a deal on a used press.
    Then you go to a gun show and there's a neat powder measure, and it's cheap, so why not?
    And now your reloading room is so full of stuff that you're thinking of tearing out the wall to the living room, because you never sit in there anyways...
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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