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Best reloading press ??

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Old 03-17-2006, 09:40 AM
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Re: Best reloading press ??

I cast my vote in favor of the Co-Ax also. However, you can run into a problem with longer cartridges. Certain dies will not work because the handle will not clear them. The Redding Competition seaters are pretty long and the longest cartridge you can use these for is going to be a .300 Win Mag I believe, but I'm not sure. I use Redding Comp seaters for 7mm Rem Mag and .30-06, but for my .300 Wby Mag I have to use the Forster Ultra Benchrest seater.
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Old 03-18-2006, 09:18 AM
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Re: Best reloading press ??

I like the dillion 550 or 650,grat customer service and warrenty. David Tubbs loads his match ammo on a Dillion with a couple of modifications.
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:15 PM
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Re: Best reloading press ??

I bought my Ultramag press initially for loading the 3 1/4" Sharps cases but have loaded down to .222 and many in between including .22-250 with excellent results.
There is also enough leverage to use this press as a swage if you want to make your own bullets.
I highly reccommend it.

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Old 03-19-2006, 11:03 AM
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Re: Best reloading press ??

Most are posting progressive presses. I recently bought a Lee Classic single stage press. It's all steel construction and large ram and enough leverage to load up to the big 50bmg, it's all business. I am most satisfied w/ mine and won't look at another single stage press. If you are looking at a single stage press that is, otherwise what has been posted should steer you in the right direction.
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:06 AM
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Re: Best reloading press ??

The Co-Ax is a single stage press.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:59 PM
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The Co-Ax all the way! I have two Forsters and would not consider another. Have used them for ten years now. Bought a Redding turret press last year used it for a short while. Now it is only used for deprimming and holding five long mic seater dies, IMO money not well spent. My old Rock Chucker is under the bench.
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:31 AM
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Re: Best reloading press ??

Well after many many years using a rock chucker, I decided to go for the Co-Ax. After a lot of searching I found Midway has by far the best price. If what I understand is correct, I won't be able to use some of the longer dies in this press. Seems 7mm STW and the like are too long to fit in the space given. Anyone experienced this? Solution appears to be going to Forster dies for those calibers.

For those who have been using this press, any special tips that you have learned would be appreciated.
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