I'm running into the same problem. I haven't given up yet, but I'm debating it.I`ve just started reloading for my 30-30 using the classic lee loader (you know the one you hit with a hammer) doesn`t seem to crimp real well or I`m doing it wrong, I want to stay portable and not be restricted to a bench, anyone use the Lee hand press ?? how do you like it?
My father in-law gave me his press, so I just need a set of dies. I will try a bit more, I'm too stubborn to give up at times!