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Old 02-11-2005, 09:21 AM
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Lyman All-American turret press ??

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I have chance to buy used a Lyman All- american turret for about $60.00. Any Pros & Cons about this press would be helpful. Thanks RML9MM
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Old 02-11-2005, 03:35 PM
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I believe that this is an older model turret ptress that loads cartridges on the "slant". The new Lyman Mag II loads cartridges vertically.

Before you purcdhase this press call Lyman's tech service, 800-225-9626 to see if turrets are still available.
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Old 02-23-2005, 02:38 PM
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I use the Lyman All-American.
The only adjustment (add-on) necessary for the discontinued model was the primer and shellholder adapter. The new designed X-type shellholders sold by Midway and others does NOT fit the machinery.

It is a vertical press, I find it to be very strong.

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Old 01-11-2008, 06:37 AM
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Lyman All American

It's a good press. Not a bad price for that press. I've had one for many years and use it all the time even though I generally load Cowboy loads on my RCBS Pro2000. I have just invested in an 8 hole turret for the press for more money than you can buy your press.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:11 AM
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That's not a bad buy, but consider one of the Lee Turret presses, the turrets are much less expensive and having one for each caliber you load is under ten bucks apiece. Just pop them in and your ready to load. I've found it a very handy idea and the Lee isn't any more expensive for a new press. Mines been chucking out good reloads now for the last 15 years and it's just the aluminum model. The new Cast Classic turret press is even way more hurky.

My 2 cents.
Bob from Idaho
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:42 AM
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I agree the Lee machines are also good. However, I have 2 Lyman Tru-line Jr. presses with turrets that take 7/8" dies, the All American, a 2 Lee single stage presses, a Bair single stage press and a RCBS progressive. Just wantes the 8 hole turret for the All American. Surely didn't need it, just wanted it.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:53 AM
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I have used my Dad's Lyman All American for 40yrs with no problems.
Just installed a Lee Classic Turret last summer for my .45ACP's and 9mm loads, but still use the All American on my rifle and large pistol reloads.

You can't go wrong with $60.00.
If it seems loose when you down stroke it, there is an allen screw on the top black cap.
Loosen the allen screw, and then, by hand, tighten the cap.
This is the only adjustment that you will ever have to make with this press.

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