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#3628022 - 12/31/09 Re: Lee Target Model Loader - 22/250 [Re: quarterboredave]  
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Originally Posted by quarterboredave
roundoak, This may not be 100% accurate as I am working from memory which is a little vague on Lee products in that time period. Sometime during that era the Lee company split into two companies one retaining the original name and one becoming the Lee Precision we know today. I believe the original named company continued to mfg. the hand tools the company was known for while Lee Precision started making more inovative tools, presses etc. that they are known for today. Unfortunatly the older named company went out of business probably due to poor sales and the hand tools went with them. Even then folks wanted faster production tools and were highly suspect of budget priced tools. To bad as I still have a couple of the hand priming tools, and loading kits and they work to perfection but they do it slowly.


Lee is still making the Lee Loader although they are phasing them out because the patents will soon expire. Once that happens anyone will be able to make them.
Only reason that I was ever able to figure for them to quit makeing the Lee Target Model Loader was, like a lot of things, there was a very limited market. People that have them like them, other people (I suspect that have never used one) can't seem to bad mouth them enough.

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#3628623 - 12/31/09 Re: Lee Target Model Loader - 22/250 [Re: chris112]  
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"People that have them like them, other people (I suspect that have never used one) can't seem to bad mouth them enough."

Amen - well said - Chris112

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#3632624 - 01/02/10 Re: Lee Target Model Loader - 22/250 [Re: roundoak]  
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I still have several Lee Target loaders....Gordon Schaenzer was the last owner of Mequon and I recall several conversations with him back in the day before he closed the doors....

The only drawback to the Lee Target model is its inability to FL resize, something of no consequence if the person has a press and dies to do so....Lee recommended first shooting factory ammo in the rifle the loader was to be used for rather than attempting to load new brass....

Neck reaming has fallen out of fashion with the accuracy fanatics (which I think accounts for a lot of the bad mouthing) but my Target models continue to produce very accurate results....I wish those pot metal priming tools were still available, too....they're still being used by many BR shooters....


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#3633684 - 01/02/10 Re: Lee Target Model Loader - 22/250 [Re: balltownbob]  
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In 1986 I killed a deer at 400 yards with my sizing/seating Lee dies - loaded 7x57 ammo.

That 2-die set was on sale for $14.00 (or less!) in 1985 when I bought them at Bill's House of Guns in Merrill, Wisconsin.

They were/are great, and load superbly accurate ammo.

#3633908 - 01/02/10 Re: Lee Target Model Loader - 22/250 [Re: ChrisKnox]  
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Mr. Knox I'm glad to know that you are on this forum. I thought so highly of Neal Knox and stood behind him throughout his tenure at the NRA. Whatever Neal Knox suggested or proposed, I was always 100% behind him because I trusted him explicitly. He certainly was one of "the good guys". Thank you for sharing. Bill.


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