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Lee APP vs ACP

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Post by kohlerpartsgod 12/18/2021, 7:44 am

Looking for a way to automatically deprime. I see Lee has two different machines. I really just want to deprime don’t need to resize. I am wondering if anyone has tried either of these machines. Would like to know your thoughts. Thanks

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Post by chopper 12/18/2021, 9:59 am

I don't know what a ACP is? My shooting buddy has a APP and he uses his case feeder from his 650 and man that thing cranks them though as fast as you can pull the handle. Plus he has a printed bullet feeder and he uses the APP to size his cast bullets, also very fast.
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Post by RoyDean 12/18/2021, 10:28 am

The APP is great, I also have mine set up with a Dillon case feeder - very fast indeed. Only problem is that when going too fast I have destroyed a few cases when I pulled the ram down and the case was not correctly positioned. The plastic parts are fragile, best to order a set of parts from Lee (not expensive) to keep in stock, you will inevitably need something. But this is true for all of the LEE presses.

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Post by Wobbley 12/18/2021, 2:30 pm

The ACP is an APP type system for priming and depriming.  The APP will do more than depriming.
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Post by TonyH 12/18/2021, 11:07 pm

The Lee APP will do case bulge busting and primer pocket swaging also....I have one and love it. Like Roy said above a little on the fragile side but with appropriate care it does a stellar job and quick.
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Post by joeangi 12/19/2021, 8:36 pm

I have an APP press set up to deprime before wet tumbling. It has a standard Lee depriming die. I bought extra plastic guides (for the tube to sit in) and extra 1/4 x 20 hardware and made them caliber specific to easily swap out. By loctiting the top nut, it makes a quick and easy caliber swap. Once set up it is very easy to operate. I am happy with mine

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Post by WesG 12/19/2021, 9:46 pm

On my list of 'someday'. Need to check if 308 and 45 use the same shell holder. LNL doesn't ... But there's 223 ... ehh, they're cheap .. . Must review bench space.

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Post by RoyDean 12/19/2021, 10:55 pm

The APP uses special "pass through" shell holders. Lee sell a comprehensive set in a box just for the APP. Best way to go if you handle a lot of calibers.

Solution to bench space is Inline Fabrication QD mounts. Especially their new "riser" QD units. Not cheap, but very well made.

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Post by Travlr99 12/22/2021, 9:09 am

I use the APP for depriming, and mounted a set of the Lee feeding tubes to make the process even faster.  I like it, but as others have said, you have to keep your eye on it to make sure the brass is in the right place.  If not, all it takes is a tap on the red plastic slide to properly seat the shell.  The problem is either dirt on the slide, or perhaps simply friction.  I plan to call them to ask for advice on lubrication.

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Post by Wes Lorenz 12/22/2021, 2:19 pm

I applied Kroil on a Q-tip to the plastic feeder. It doesn't stick anymore.

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Post by TonyH 12/22/2021, 5:15 pm

just wipe the plastic clean and very sparingly apply a bit of silicone lube.
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Post by Kermit Workman 12/31/2021, 6:46 pm

I use the APP with the 4 tubes and funnel. Also have the Lee Universal decapping die. It makes quick work of decapping. I use it for 9mm and .45 ACP. It is not as robust as I would like but it seems to get the job done.

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