Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby orerancher » 02 Jan 2019 13

My Lee Hand held Auto Prime tool broke last night!!!

Been usin It 3 or 4 Times a Week for 20 or so Years....And I only got 10 or 12 years outa the One before that!

Just bought a new One offa Gun Broker... Gonna give Lee one more Try.. :D

Now I'm Dead in the water for a week or so... Can't load nuthin...Dunno what to do with Myself...
Got a new to me .40s&w that needs Load work..
Pulled a 8x57 Mauser outa the back of the Closet...It needs Shootin...

This has never happened before, I feel so Lost... :cry:
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby daboone » 02 Jan 2019 13

Easy prime on press. 8-)
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby mr surveyor » 02 Jan 2019 13

Yep, I only got 8 years out of my Auto Prime before the thumb lever snapped off a couple of months ago. I used it for all the small primer stuff and primed the large primer stuff on the hand press and Ram Prime. It's been a bit difficult the last two months having to manipulate the small primers by hand (well, finger and thumb .... or in my case, "thumbs") into the cup on the ram prime, but it works. I still need to replace the hand primer though.

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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby mikld » 02 Jan 2019 14

One of the best tools I ever got was a ram prime when I got my Lee Hand Press kit, mebbe 30 years ago. I could never find a hand primer that fit my hand and I was comfortable using it. I now have a Lee Bench Prime that is almost flawless in it's consistent work...

Yeah Lee stuff is junk, as I have only used some dies since 1970 and I had to take one apart and clean it! And then there's that Lee turret (old style) that I've only used for 25 years, and loaded tens of thousands of rounds on. :mrgreen:
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby Macd » 02 Jan 2019 17

10 years or thereabouts for my Autoprime XR but the corner tabs on the primer tray cover broke within the first year on both the large and small primer trays. Not a biggy as elastic band looped over the corners holds covers on tight. Prime rifle usually on press (Safety Prime) but handgun using hand primer.
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby GasGuzzler » 03 Jan 2019 04

Yeah the plastic clamp that rotates my Lee turret broke on my LCT.I even kept it un-lubed so it would stay clean and it still wore out after only about 10-12K rounds.
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby Ranch Dog » 04 Jan 2019 06

Are you guys using petroleum jelly were the moving parts mate? I've slowed down with my Auto Primes as I went to the Safety Prime on my turret about two years ago, but they are both 20 years old this month and still going strong. Got worried about them 10 years ago or so when Lee started making changes, so bought two more NIB just so they could sit in the boxes on the shelf.
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby GasGuzzler » 04 Jan 2019 09

I think these posts were all tongue in cheek. Mine was.
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby orerancher » 04 Jan 2019 11

Ranch Dog wrote:Are you guys using petroleum jelly were the moving parts mate? I've slowed down with my Auto Primes as I went to the Safety Prime on my turret about two years ago, but they are both 20 years old this month and still going strong. Got worried about them 10 years ago or so when Lee started making changes, so bought two more NIB just so they could sit in the boxes on the shelf.


Both of Mine, the Body broke, top Edge of the Slot that holds the Shell Holder...

The Moving parts work fine...
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Re: Lee Junk ~ NOT!

Postby mikld » 04 Jan 2019 12

GasGuzzler wrote:I think these posts were all tongue in cheek. Mine was.

Geeze! I hope so! Someone posting "Lee is junk" on a dedicated Lee site either has cojones as big as bowling balls or is joking (I was)... :lol:
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