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Posted: 7/25/2013 10:46:39 AM EDT
Been thinking about keeping a Lee Loader in 9mm and .45ACP around for low volume reloading.  I've used it for rifle calibers, but does it work well for pistol calibers?

Does it resize the 9mm and .45ACP enough to work well in semi auto pistols?

When the website says "These calibers require considerable force for sizing" how much more force are they talking about?
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 10:48:28 AM EDT
I had one for .38 special I just gave to my cousin.

It is slow, but a heck of a lot of fun.

Just add a section of 2x4 and a soft blow hammer, and you are gtg.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:29:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:35:04 PM EDT

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Had a Lee Loader in 30 carbine, even using the super slick Lee Lube it was impossible to resize the cases, it took so much force to resize them it destroyed the head. I was never able to get a case more than halfway in no matter how hard I pounded on the case.
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I reloaded the following with my "Whack-A-Round" back in the 70's

M1 Carbine




Had a blast sitting on the living and using a 12" 2X12 board to put them on, andbeating them in and out.

I would hate to guess how many rounds I made with them back then.......

Now, I can get down on the floor, and sit, but getting up is a real PAIN.....

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:07:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:23:39 PM EDT
I've placed an order for the .45ACP/Autorim one.

We will see how that works out.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 6:55:38 PM EDT
It's been so long since I used my Lee Loader in 357 mag. If you have a good lube it's doable. Very slow. But it got me started for very cheap, I still have it...
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