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Old 09-27-2013, 02:11 PM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

I use the co-ax to neck-up and resize 338 Edge brass, I use the chucker to seat bullets. The Rock Chucker gives me a better feel for neck tension. Necking up 338 Edge brass is effortless in the Forster press.

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Old 09-27-2013, 09:56 PM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

"Necking up 338 Edge brass is effortless in the Forster press."

You make me curious; do you find that difficult to do on the RC?
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:07 AM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

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I seat all of my bullets with Wilson dies on an arbor press so I don't hurt my fingers. All of my"Bonanza" and Redding seaters I gave away because the Wilson system is a better way to seat bullets.

The Coax press is great for sizing cases.
* probably no better press for sizing
I have an RCBS press but it relys on shellholders.
* I hate shell holders because they induce any built in machining error to the overall resizing operation.

The only thing that Coax press will not do more accurately than threaded presses is use Lee "Factory Crimp" die on the 375 H&H bullets. I have sucessfully used the Lee Collet neck size dies with Coax press from 22-2250 Ackley to 300 Ultra Mag.
* never tried a Lee crimp die, as I've heard nothing good about them, and most bullet manufacturers warn against using them. I've have no good luck with the Lee collet dies so far. The necks on my .223, and 22-250 cases won't fit the dies well.

The Coax press does not have much room for the Micrometer seating dies in the Ultra Mags or 30-378 Weatherby and the like. The Forster dies will fit in the calibers they come in. Again I prefer the Wilson seaters for calibers they cover. Even better if you can get your Riflesmith to ream the Wilson seater to match your chamber.
* I see roughly five tenths TIR difference between the Forster seaters and the Wilson seaters. Not a lot when your already down to about .0013" TIR with the Forster anyway. Now what you can do with the Forster seater is to take it apart, and buy a smaller sleeve. Then run the chamber reamer thru that sleeve. I recently did this with a 22-250 sleeve to ream it out to 6/250AI. The sleeves look to be generic 8620 steel (maybe even CRS), and are very easy to ream. Plus they sell just about every part of their dies separately.

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

I taught my Forster press to wax my car, gut a deer and bring me a beer on command. On a good day it will even rustle up loose women. What more can you ask for?
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:59 PM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

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"Necking up 338 Edge brass is effortless in the Forster press."

You make me curious; do you find that difficult to do on the RC?
Yes I have necked up 338 brass in a Rock Chucker, the Forster co-ax is much easier to neck up big cases.

Randy
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:05 PM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

I have a question regarding the primer seating on this press.

I am currently using a RCBS Rock Chucker with the RCBS Auto Primer Feeder Combo on it. I really like how I can load up to 100 primers in the primer tube and the primers are then automatically feed in to the seating apparatus.

For those of who own a Foster Co-Ax Press is it a "pain in the ass" on the Foster Co-Ax Press to manually finger place each primer on the seating apparatus then seat it with the press?

Or do the majority of you use a separate hand primer tool to seat the primers?

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Old 10-25-2013, 03:32 PM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

"... do the majority of you use a separate hand primer too to seat the primers?"

I don't have a clue what the majority or minority do but I've happily used a Lee AutoPrime handtool for about 15 years. I don't care at all for my RC 2 tube primer feeder but my very old Lyman Spar-T turret press has an excellant tube primer feeder that I just haven't used since I got my hand primer. I do prefer an auto-feeder of some kind because I REALLY don't like to hand feed them one at a time.

I found the general ergonomics of using the Coax to be awkward but I didn't even try to seat primers on it.
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