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My new Lee Breech Lock Pro arrived today and now just waiting on the shell plate and Safety Prime. For now I need to get it one the bench and get ready. This is going to be used for now with just my 45acp loads so that I can seamlessly load with the Carbide Factory Crimp Die. Yes I'm excited!
 

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This press is a bit different from the turret or the Pro1000 though it uses bits of both. I have already learned that the base mounting pattern is not the same as the other presses. It's smaller. So far I have the 45acp dies in the bushings with the Auto Drum along with the case feeder off my Pro1000 and am just waiting on the shell plate. I am really anxious to see for myself how well or poorly this press works.

It will be so nice to load 45's on one press in one operation.
 

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Got me curious so I watched some YouTube's...I like the primer operation better than the Pro 1000..looks to be more consistent.
 

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So I checked the tracking on the Midway order and still nothing showing up, states delivery 9/4. But yes I will post a review as soon as I get everything and run it. I even told the wife tat depending on how it goes and if it goes well I may sell of my Pro1000 stuff but for now I'm thinking the Pro1000 runs my 9mm and 380 just fine with just the 3 die set.
 

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Order from Midway USA showed today and now I'm bummed. Received the wrong shell plate! The posting on the website was not very clear and I thought this was the correct one. Nowhere in the page on their website do they display the shell plate number. If they did I would have known immediately that this was not the correct one. If I'd have realized this was not the correct one I would have ordered from Titan and although I would have paid more I'd have the correct one and would have had it Thursday. Now because of the holiday on Monday it won't be until the end of the week.

Setback again!
 

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What base plate number did you get? The .45 ACP one is #2. Order a new one from Lee. Just a thought.
 

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The one that came is a #13 and not the #2 that I wanted. This was the very 1st order I've made with Midway USA so I will wait to see how they handle it. May be the only order I'll ever make.

Tuesday I'll be ordering the correct one from Titan Reloading which is what I should have done in the first place.
 

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Well I placed an order with Titan Reloading today just for the #2 shell plate. Total for part with sales tax and shipping $27.13... Now I'm really not happy with Midway. If I buy from them again I certainly will look much closer at their web ads. But I guess it's my fault that I didn't see a shell plate number in the add and didn't question it. With as much stuff as I buy over the internet one would think I would know better. So I now have $43.10 and $27.13 for a total of $70.23 for the safety prime an #2 shellplate and a #13 shellplate that I'll never use.
 

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Well I placed an order with Titan Reloading today just for the #2 shell plate. Total for part with sales tax and shipping $27.13... Now I'm really not happy with Midway. If I buy from them again I certainly will look much closer at their web ads. But I guess it's my fault that I didn't see a shell plate number in the add and didn't question it. With as much stuff as I buy over the internet one would think I would know better. So I now have $43.10 and $27.13 for a total of $70.23 for the safety prime an #2 shellplate and a #13 shellplate that I'll never use.

EBay or toss the shellplate in Classifieds here.
 

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Received the correct shell plate today and was able to put it in tonight after I got the wife settled in for the night. So I didn't get to try it much but I did get the dies set and ran an empty case round thru it. So far it seems pretty smooth and steady. I don't think it's going to take much to adjust to the Safety Prime or placing them by hand as I do on the old turret.

Once again I have the press bolted on with an offset rotation of about 25* counterclockwise. Then checked with a case in the press and this is going to be much easier to actually see into the case after the powder drop then I expected and much better than on the Pro1000. Lee rotating the setup of the press shell plate carrier is a great improvement over the old Pro 1000. From what I understand the new upgraded Pro1000 is also rotated to this position.

Hoping to get to this press tomorrow and actually make a few rounds with it. First I'll have to go back and look at what I have left from the group shoot we had back in July and where I am at with some load development I was at back then.
 

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Received the correct shell plate today and was able to put it in tonight after I got the wife settled in for the night. So I didn't get to try it much but I did get the dies set and ran an empty case round thru it. So far it seems pretty smooth and steady. I don't think it's going to take much to adjust to the Safety Prime or placing them by hand as I do on the old turret.

Once again I have the press bolted on with an offset rotation of about 25* counterclockwise. Then checked with a case in the press and this is going to be much easier to actually see into the case after the powder drop then I expected and much better than on the Pro1000. Lee rotating the setup of the press shell plate carrier is a great improvement over the old Pro 1000. From what I understand the new upgraded Pro1000 is also rotated to this position.

Hoping to get to this press tomorrow and actually make a few rounds with it. First I'll have to go back and look at what I have left from the group shoot we had back in July and where I am at with some load development I was at back then.

And then the best part....Testing those newly created rounds!! :cool:
 

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Never seen this model before. Heck of a deal $106, for a semi progressive.

All the Best,
D. White
 
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Never seen this model before. Heck of a deal $106, for a semi progressive.

All the Best,
D. White
If one is already reloading with a Lee Turret press or one of the Lee progressive presses then this isn't a bad deal. For someone just starting with nothing well then all the add-ons really add up quickly. Adding die bushings to each new caliber is more costly then the turrets. Then Shell plates, dies, powder measure, Safety Prime, some of the kits work out less expensive.

Still haven't made it up to the bench and the anticipation is killin me.
 
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