I had a Lee Load Master and I tried in vain to get it to work properly. The trouble was with the plastic flipper and the plastic finger for the primers. The plastic finger would get squashed by the plunger during seating cause it would stick and not return to its position after pushing the primer in place. I broke a lot of those fingers, talk about frustration. The flipper would not turn on the down stroke or it would turn too much. The up stroke wasn't much better either. I even made one out of aluminum and that didn't work. I found the solution- I sold it and bought a Dillon. I know- I thought the same thing about the price but the lifetime warranty is a plus. If I had to do it all over again, I'd save up and got the Dillon. I just reloaded some .45's this morning using the 550 press. I like the 550 better than the square deal. I hope that I have answered some of your questions.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: wildbill on 2001-11-22 15:11 ]</font>