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Old 09-05-2012, 09:45 PM
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Looking for press advise

Just getting into reloading and deciding on my first press.
I am doing long range hunting and tired of paying someone else 80.00 a box and not getting good consistency. I will be mainly loading 300wsm and want to buy the best press now rather than end up upgrading in years to come. I think I have it narrowed down to a rock chucker IV or the Forester co ax. I also will need dies.
Oh and I am old enough to know that it usually pays in the long run to spend more for the best quality!! Please help me out. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:29 PM
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Re: Looking for press advise

I use the rockchucker and a dillon 550, They both work great but if I was starting from scratch I would get the co-ax. My interest in reloading started out with hand gun and machine gun volume and for that the dillion wins but for precision ammo the co-ax is suppose to be the best. My hand me down rockchucker is no slouch and is very capable, if your on a slim budget do not hesitate to pick one up. My $0.02
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:31 PM
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P.S. Welcome aboard.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:54 AM
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Re: Looking for press advise

There is no "best" of anything.

Anything but Lee will do you just fine. New or used, it doesn't matter.

Most of the nine presses on my bench I bought used. Some are older than me, but still make ammo as accurate as anything bought new today.

If you are only loading for the cartridge you named, the Co-Ax has too long of a stroke and you will eventually get frustrated by it.

If you want to look elsewhere, checkout the CH 444 and the Ponsness-Warren Metallic 2. Both will easily handle that cartridge and is faster than the two you named.
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:13 PM
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Re: Looking for press advise

My first, and current press is a Rockchucker, and I really like it, it works well for the rounds I load, mainly .308 WIN and .223
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Re: Looking for press advise

You can't go wrong with the Forester Co-ax.

I have to disagree with respect to the stroke being too long.

I've used a few other presses and the co-ax is my favorite for everything from 6br to 338L.

If loading for AR's, pistol, etc... look at Dillon or others.

-- richard
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Re: Looking for press advise

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Just getting into reloading and deciding on my first press.
I am doing long range hunting and tired of paying someone else 80.00 a box and not getting good consistency. I will be mainly loading 300wsm and want to buy the best press now rather than end up upgrading in years to come. I think I have it narrowed down to a rock chucker IV or the Forester co ax. I also will need dies.
Oh and I am old enough to know that it usually pays in the long run to spend more for the best quality!! Please help me out. Thanks
See my post a few down about Rockchuckers from Sinclair for $139.95
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