(posted by norfolknova) I could not take the charging die or the ppowder charge device off with out taking two of the other dies off the top piece.
The solution to that is to use the Auto-Disk Riser (part # 90041) in conjunction with the Swivel Adapter (part # 90477). Using these also makes it possible to raise the powder measure above the primer device and above other dies (if you have some extra-tall dies, maybe from some other manufacturer than Lee). The swivel adapter makes it easy to position the powder measure so its center of gravity is close to the center of the turret's rotation, reducing centrifugal force imbalances. Making the powder measure easier to mount and dismount is supposedly another advantage, but I have not found it so.
(posted by wyandot Jim) The only thing I don't like is the way the primers are fead into the machine. I just install them with by fingers.
I find that if I have the position of the "pez dispenser" thingie adjusted JUST RIGHT, it does work as well as my fingers, and faster with less chance of finger oils contaminating a primer. I still think Lee should have been able to do better and am working on a solution as I find the time.
I traded off my progressives for a Classic Turret for two reasons. One, I never got comfortable with monitoring multiple simultaneous operations. and two, switching calibers is dead simple on the turret and involves no extra shell plates or such. I can change calibers in a few seconds instead of minutes. I know it is not reasonable (the amount of time saved is an extremely small percentage of total loading time) but I like the simplicity.
I opine that for the handloader who needs no more than 4 die stations, wants to load more than 50 rounds per hour and does not need more than 250 rounds per hour, and especially one who loads multiple cartridges per session, the Lee Classic Turret is the best choice at any price. It is the only turret in the world that auto-indexes.
It works as a single stage to load in batch mode and loads in continuous mode (like progressives do), but without what troubled me, simultaneous functions distracting my (feeble :wink: ) attention.
Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing.