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Forster co-ax worth it?

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Unread 09-16-2013, 10:52 AM
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Forster co-ax worth it?

I have a chance to buy a co-ax press for 300$. Is it worth it? I would be upgrading from a rock chucker
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    Unread 09-16-2013, 12:21 PM
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    Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

    299 new from midway plus shipping. Great press I have 2 so I don't have to change shell holder plates.
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    Unread 09-16-2013, 12:29 PM
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    Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

    They are worth every penny!!!!
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    Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

    Yes
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    Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

    I will be the desenter, I didn't care for the press. Not saying it's a bad press but I didn't care for the ergonomics or the fact I was always pinching my fingers trying to seat bullets in long cases.

    I may not be the best source because I didn't care for the Rock Chucker either. I have Redding Ultramags and Lee Classic series presses on my bench and recommend them to anyone.

    Remember, making quality ammo is more a function of paying attention to detail and learning how to use your equipment properly than it is name brand.

    That being said there are features you can look for on a press that make your life easier and more pleasurable to use. I happen to like what I have better than anything else I've tried and I've tried a lot.
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    Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

    Great press, ok price.
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    Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

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    Originally Posted by flashhole View Post
    I will be the desenter, I didn't care for the press. Not saying it's a bad press but I didn't care for the ergonomics or the fact I was always pinching my fingers trying to seat bullets in long cases.

    I may not be the best source because I didn't care for the Rock Chucker either. I have Redding Ultramags and Lee Classic series presses on my bench and recommend them to anyone.

    Remember, making quality ammo is more a function of paying attention to detail and learning how to use your equipment properly than it is name brand.

    That being said there are features you can look for on a press that make your life easier and more pleasurable to use. I happen to like what I have better than anything else I've tried and I've tried a lot.
    Thats the best statement of the entire thread.

    He said that she said that we said, don't count for squat and I to don't consider Chucker to a Forrester an upgrade but rather a lateral move.

    Both have their quirks and strong points. With a Forrester, you have to set the adjustable shell plates instead of using shell holders and unless you get the Forrester Co-Ax priming tool, you'll stell need shell plates (or a derivative) to prime so why not just keep the chucker.

    The Forrester has a better leverage ratio than the chucker so if you are FL sizing magnum length cases, thats an advantage but the fiddle factor on a Forrester is much higher than a Chucker or a Lee or a Lyman. I don't want to fiddle, Drop in a shell holder, set the die and size brass.
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