Gear Review: Reloading on a budget with the Lee Loader (VIDEO)
By Terril James Herbert
Reloading your own ammunition can seem very intimidating. Indeed, no matter your experience level, there is always a level of challenge to it. But the biggest hurdle to taking up reloading is getting into it in the first place. With hundreds — if not thousands — of equipment options on the market today, from cleaning equipment to presses to manuals, reloading seems like an art that will take a lot of time, money, and space (note, that is not even including bullet choices, powder choices, and even casting equipment).
There is a lot to sift through to determine what is best for you and I certainly felt the same way when I started in reloading. I didn’t have a lot of money or space and I wanted something uncomplicated. It was then that I decided to buy my first Lee Loader. It costs me all of $26. You could call it a reloader’s “gateway drug.”
Basic Lee Loader kit. (Photo: Terril Herbert)
A sum of its parts
The Lee Loader Kit from Lee Precision has been around for about 60 years now and it represents an uncomplicated way to reload those empty cases you bring back from the range or the field. In the