Published February 26, 2016

Lee Precision 50th Anniversary Reloading Kit

A Complete reloading kit, ideal for those starting off reloading and want to start saving money.

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I purchased a very similar complete Lee kit to the Lee Precision 50th Anniversary Reloading Kit about 8 years ago and haven’t looked back.

The press itself is substantial, sturdy and well made and mine is bolted permanently to a bench. The kit contains all the equipment you need to start reloading apart from the dies which you will need to buy in whatever calibre you require.

The only item I would add, for convenience, is a lube pad which allows me to lube around 5 cases at a time by rolling them on the surface of the pad plus a small brush to apply lube to the inner neck of the individual cases.

Yes you can spend a lot more on equipment made by competitors which would do the job equally well but why would you! I find the most tedious part of reloading to be weighing out the powder so the money I saved, because I bought a Lee reloading kit, I put towards a RCBS Charge Master scales and powder dispenser.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating and using the Lee kit with Viht powder and Sierra bullets I can achieve around 1 inch groups at 100 metres in the three calibres I reload for .223, .243 and .308. I’m after a hunting load for all three so an inch group is fine for that purpose. I sure the target shooters out there could achieve smaller groupings as they are probably better shots than me!

Here’s a tip for you new shooters. Buy 100+ PPU rounds in your chosen calibre (see my review on PPU ammunition). Use them to practise your shooting on targets. The investment in your time and money will pay off as you will gain in ability and confidence. If you are not a capable and confident shot you will not achieve good groupings however good the reloading equipment is. I’m not saying use them all at once say 10 – 20 at a time allowing the rifle to cool down between shots. Here’s the sweetener! Keep the empty cases and use them to reload.

On the basis of value for money, quality and results I have no hesitation in recommending the Lee Precision 50th Anniversary Reloading Kit and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

 

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Specification

This Reloading Kit from Lee Precision consists of all the necessary apparatus required to carry out you own reloading at home.

Included in the kit are the following items…

  • Breech Lock Challenger Press
  • Breech Lock Quick Change Bushing
  • Perfect Powder Measure
  • Lee Safety Scales
  • Powder Funnel
  • Lee Value Case Trimmer
  • Cutter and Lock Stud
  • Chamfer Tools
  • Tube of Premium Sizing Lube
  • Small and Large Primer Pocket Cleaning Tool
  • Large and Small Safety Prime (Never touch the primer from the box to case again!)

Additional Details

Weight: 4.35 kg (9.6 lbs)

Price:

£139.99 Price correct as of February 26, 2016 Buy This Product