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Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

 
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:13 AM
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

Derek,
Just curious,why do you use the Rockchucker more often than the co-ax?I also have both presses,but I use the co-ax about 90% of the time,because of how easy it is to change dies,and no need to use different shell holders.I mainly just use the rockchucker to pull bullets if needed,or if I want to load for my S&W 500.
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Old 12-25-2008, 12:59 PM
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

Well, truthfully, b/c I'm incredibly lazy. My co-ax is mounted on the far right of my bench, up against the wall, and all of my boxes of sorted brass are stacked over there, so I'd have to rearrange a bunch of crap. There you have it....laziness.

However, this next year, I've told myself it's time for a spring cleaning and I plan on using it more.
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Old 12-26-2008, 10:42 AM
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

Opened the Co-Ax bout an hour ago...can't wait to get home and try it out!
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:47 AM
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

I have a question as I have never used this press. Is there any difference in the dies that are used for this press.(ex. can i use lee or rcbs dies in this press)

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Old 12-26-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

You can use any dies you want but you'll need to use the rings that come with the press. However, the standard arm on the press is not quite tall enough to clear most of the Redding comp seaters, so Forster made a second arm that will clear it. I will be charged about 70.00 to send it back and have them install second arm (another reason I don't use this press as much).

If the new press is available with the deeper arch, get it that way.

There are a lot of bench loaders who do not use this press and still win competitions.

Personally, I know it is a great press, but it is not magic.
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

Heres my question where can you get one cheap?
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Re: Reloading with a Forster Co Ax press??

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Heres my question where can you get one cheap?

Probably nowhere, I don't see many of them turn up in the classifieds, which tells you something...

I have been using one for several years now, replaced a very old rockchucker with it.

For swapping dies in and out what I do is this:

Take a spare piece of brass (I keep a spare "setup" piece in the die box for each caliber) and run it up into the die with the die set screw in the top of the press all the way loose. Now just barely finger tighten the set screw, don't even use the short end of the allen wrench for leverage, just he shaft. What this does is centers the die over the jaws and holds it there while still allowing it to float and produce low runout rounds. It also gives you a little bit more consistency when sizing because the die always gets the same "slack" in the vertical direction.

I sized some 7-300WSM cases last night, I usually push the shoulder back .001" on this brass and I did not have to make a single die adjustment. (Brass is annealed after each firing).
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