The Lee Classic Loader tool is a small kit made by Lee tools which allows you to easily and
economically reload bullets of any caliber. In this Instructable I will show how to use the tool to load
a .30-06 Springfield cartridge, but the process is the same for any cartridge provided you have
purchased the corresponding Lee loader tool.
Step 1: What you will need:
One Lee Classic Loader Tool
One digital scale (optional)
One set of digital Calipers (optional)
Empty reloadable brass.
Large rifle primers
One mallet or similar impact device.
Step 2: Cleaning
Verify that the brass is clean and without damages.
Step 3: Resizing and Depriming
Brass needs to be resized and deprimed if a primer is still present; to do this, place the brass in the resizing/depriming die, and tap until flush as pictured. Insert the depriming pin into the top of the die, and ensure that the pin is placed firmly against the spent primer. Seat the resizing/depriming die on top of the bullet seater. Tap the depriming rod with sharp strikes from the mallet until you feel the primer come loose.
Step 4: Priming
Once resized and deprimed, a new primer will need to be placed. Place a new primer, rounded side
down, in the priming chamber and place it underneath the resizing/depriming die with the brass inside. Insert the priming rod into the die and tap firmly until the primer is fully seated.
Caution: Once primed the casing has a small chance of accidental fire, so use caution around the primer.
Step 5: Check Dimensions
Use a set of digital calibers to measure your casing. Ensure that the dimensions are within .020 inches of the design specifications for your specific caliber.