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Forster co-ax worth it?

 
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:02 PM
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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?

Thanks!
not really all that bad. I have the old style, and you simply drop the primer in the hole of the ram on the priming device. Once you learn the rhythm, you back off the ram just enough to load the case and the primer. The newer one doesn't use the shell holder, but uses a plate that is kind of like the sliding jaws. I find it far more accurate in seating depth than most hand held ones. Mine seats primers under the face .0045" +/-.0005" no matter how hard or how soft you push the ram. About 200% better than the cheap ones that they often palm off on you as the greatest. But if you want a hand held device, look no further than the K&M or the Sinclair as the rest are toys
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:15 PM
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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?
Something that looks better in a pushup bra and heels!.....
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:03 PM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

I wouldn't spend the extra $$$ for the press but I'm a huge fan of the Forster coaxial priming tool.
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

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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?

Thanks!
I use the primer seater on the Co-Ax, and the only time I've ever used a hand primer tool was when I accidentally had a primer jam in the Co-Ax and I had to order a new part for it. I borrowed a hand primer from a friend and hated it, as it seemed like every primer fit differently vs the exact repeatability of the Forster.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:06 AM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

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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?
Lmfao!!!!!!!

I just pulled the trigger on co-ax from midway USA. I hope I can teach it the same things!!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:05 AM
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Re: Forster co-ax worth it?

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I use the primer seater on the Co-Ax, and the only time I've ever used a hand primer tool was when I accidentally had a primer jam in the Co-Ax and I had to order a new part for it. I borrowed a hand primer from a friend and hated it, as it seemed like every primer fit differently vs the exact repeatability of the Forster.
I've probably used ten or twelve different tools, and own four or five plus the one on the press. The first one was the old RCBS tool, and it was a mess on a good day. Somewhere in there I was given a Lee and it was OK, but didn't like Federal primers very well. Later I got a Hornaday, and it wasn't what I wanted. Then RCBS did a newer one that was better than the old one, but still sucked. Then got the newer redesigned Lee, It was better. But while this was going on I bought a Sinclair, and this was the best hand priming tool I've ever used. But my beat up hands had issues with it. (never the tool's fault). Then the folks over in Fairland talked me into the K&M, and it is heaven.

Now one thing I disliked about the Sinclair and the K&M was the Lee Auto-prime shell holders, but can also see that they are the best part of the design.
The Forster design is the best I've seen for making sure the seating depth is consistent under the face. Important when shooting thru an AR platform. These days I mostly do hand gun stuff with the Forster, but have been known to do a couple hundred .223 cases in a setting.

I kind of like the bench mount Forster setup better than the press mounted one, and the bench mounted RCBS looks nice. Have no idea if it is as consistent as the Forster though.

As for the press, one only needs to see what a used one is worth on Ebay. I saw a well used B2 going for more than $275. That press was at least 30 years old! He probably paid about $125 for it! Can't get there with the off brands
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:41 AM
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Stay with forster cant go wrong. The co ax press was the first press i bought. I have tightened groups tremendously.
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