new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

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new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby AlaskanGuy » 09 Mar 2020 08

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this is a screen capture from the new lee catalog.. anybody know anything about these lock rings??? anybody have them? will they be able to work in the classic turret press? perhaps a modification the the turret press disk? i think they are cool, but I love my turret press, and my hand press, and my C press, and my 3 load-all's, and my Mec..my rock chucker... I guess I am trying to say, I surely do not want to divulge into yet another new press design like the app... I see there is some sort of bushing adapter for the C-press....

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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby mikld » 09 Mar 2020 11

Looking at the catalog description, those are "breech lock" design and unless the press(es) are a breech lock design, they won't work on regular 7/8-14 presses...
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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 09 Mar 2020 20

they do however have spline lock rings my new 450 Bushmaster die set has them on the dies.

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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby AlaskanGuy » 11 Mar 2020 21

yes, I saw the other new spline lock rings... i know they should work in my Rock chucker single stage, but I was hoping somebody would make a plate or something for my turret... i like the pretty colors... lol +guns
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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 12 Mar 2020 08

I seem to recall that Lee had an adapter that you could pull the reducing piece on the RC and turn it into a breech-lock. Or maybe I just dreamed it.

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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby mikld » 12 Mar 2020 12

Jes wondering; what is the thickness of the new spline lock rings? I have a new die set with the "gear cog" and they fit perfectly in my Co-Ax...
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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby AlaskanGuy » 12 Mar 2020 19

no idea... never actually seen one in my very own hands.. but am glad to see they did not abandon the O-Ring in the lock ring... i think that made more difference then anything..
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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 12 Mar 2020 20

mikld wrote:Jes wondering; what is the thickness of the new spline lock rings? I have a new die set with the "gear cog" and they fit perfectly in my Co-Ax...
Measure one of them came on my 450 Bushmaster set and got 0.3175.
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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby buckeye43210 » 14 Mar 2020 11

Ohio3Wheels wrote:I seem to recall that Lee had an adapter that you could pull the reducing piece on the RC and turn it into a breech-lock. Or maybe I just dreamed it.

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The 1 1/4" breech lock adapter is part number 90512.

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Re: new lock ring bushing thingys from lee

Postby horseman » 14 Mar 2020 15

One of those came on my new APP press. I like the concept and that is a nicely done little item EXCEPT....See that little "set" screw, the one that will tighten the split ring portion onto a die. Well Lee cheaped out a bit to much on those, the screw on mine was a bit to long so when trying to tighten it to the universal decapping die it would not get tight enough, of course me being one of the "bigger hammer" types "almost" stripped the head off the screw trying to get it tight. That's the point I actually noticed the mark on the other side of the split ring portion telling me the screw was to long. Removed the screw, shortened it a bit and reinstalled it. It will now tighten down on the die but the head on that dinky little 5000 for a buck screw is pretty much toast. It also takes a very small screwdriver to fit to that screw. Probably for that very reason. For another 2 cents each, it could of been a much better product. I WILL buy a few more but I will check that screw out before trying to tighten it to a die. May be able to find a replacement screw that's a little better version. An allen head if I can match the threads and size.
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