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Getting set up.....opinions?

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Unread 07-22-2009, 01:19 PM
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Re: Getting set up.....opinions?

Originally Posted by JL523 View Post
I'm on Forster's website now. They say it has 1 1/2" more clearance than the previous model. I'm kinda liking the looks/sounds of this press.
I'm sure it's a great press, just make sure it will clear the top of any die you ever intend to use. You grip the handle higher than other presses, so the ergonomics of it are a bit different.

I don't believe you can reload super big cartridges on it 50bmg, Allen Mags etc., since it doesn't accept a larger bushing. Only 7/8" x 14 dies can be used with it I believe.

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

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Unread 07-22-2009, 01:30 PM
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Re: Getting set up.....opinions?

They sell shellholder jaws that will accept the 30-378.....and that's about as big as I need to go. Famous last wordsn right? Lol!!
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Unread 07-22-2009, 06:38 PM
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Re: Getting set up.....opinions?

The better choice in presses is between Redding and Forster. RCBS doesn't need to enter into your picture. Both the UltraMag and the Co-Ax have unique ergonomics. Redding's Big Boss and T-7 turret will also handle the larger cases. Try to use any that appeal to you before buying. If you load from a seated position, ergonomics is a definite issue. One of them will want to follow you home; any will serve your needs.

Many like the Wilson trimmer. You may want to consider it.

Get the Sinclair catalog. Also, Imperial sizing wax. It and the Zediker book are available from Sinclair.
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Unread 07-22-2009, 07:08 PM
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Re: Getting set up.....opinions?

Thanks for all the help guys! I really appreciate it.

Winchester - Sinclair is great! I have definitely become a frequent shopper since I started BR shooting. I will probably get a lot of my stuff from there. I may start with the book that you and others have suggested.

Thanks again!
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