Forster CoAx or Redding Ultramag????

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Turdmucklydunn, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Turdmucklydunn

    Turdmucklydunn New Member

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    I am buying a 338-378 Weatherby magnum and cannot use my old RCBS for reloading due to the length of the round. I am looking at a Forster CoAx or Redding Ultramag. I have never used neither and do not know anyone that has either. I am worried about the Forster producing accurate over all length due to the floating dies. Any thoughts or sudgestions would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't worry about the accuracy of the Forester press. I shoot less than 0.05 MOA with ammo loaded on it for my 7STW and 338 EDGE. The floating die system is specifically why I bought it. I beleive the military snipers use this same press,but someone else in the know might verify that. I also like how easy it is to change dies. It takes literally 2 seconds.
     

  3. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    Do not worry yourself about consistent OAL with the Forster. I have one and it does a great job. keep the plate where the cases sit nice and clean and this press makes nice straight ammo and is a breeze to change out dies.
     
  4. Deadman's Pointers

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    I've been sitting on the same fence trying to figure out which press/die combination to purchase. The RCBS r*ckf*cker I wound up buying out of convenience would suit me fine as an anchor.

    Most folks push the Lee collet dies over most probably because of $$. I'd be interested in what folks with the Forster press wind up using...
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I use Forester dies, or Redding dies with Forester die rings. Doesn't get any better than that for what I do.
     
  6. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you need something else, I like a Redding O-frame press. In this case, the Big Boss would serve well. Either Forster or Redding Competition dies are good. If you don't need a micrometer, the Forster BR seater works well.
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  7. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Forster CoAx ???

    I don't think you can genuinely find a better press for making very accurate ammo!!! and on top of that it will collect all the dirty used primers in a container completely out of your way. 2 sec. die switching and when you put them away there's absolutely no need to make any readjustments when you have to use them again. Truly an awesome press.
     
  8. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

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    +2 or 3 for the co-ax

    I have two co-ax presses one set for small cases and the other for large. the only other press i use is a dillon for large volume pistole rounds.
     
  9. Turdmucklydunn

    Turdmucklydunn New Member

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    Thanks for all the advice. I am going to go with the Forster.