Forester co ax press

Buzzsaw

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I ordered the inline mount, will post pics.

why do you still size on your Big Boss,? I was hoping the sizing operation would be easier on the CO-AX. I have a Big Boss II and sizing can sometimes be a chore
 

Remmy700

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Well small stuff I will do on the co-ax but larger LA stuff I like to do on my Redding man. I feel that it has a little better leverage and sizes big stuff like 338 lapua, Norma etc a little easier than the coax. I am also running a shorter Handel on my co-ax so this might be a little self induced lol.
 

gohring3006

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I agree with Remmy.
It’s just easier to size big cases with a o type press.
The CO AX will do it just fine, but I can make very strait ammo with either press, so I just size with my Rockchucker, my CO-AX is actually a Bonanza CO-AX, it’s loaded thousands of rounds. Now it enjoys a easy life seating bullets with about .002” neck displacement/“tension”. Lol
 

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I agree with Remmy.
It’s just easier to size big cases with a o type press.
The CO AX will do it just fine, but I can make very strait ammo with either press, so I just size with my Rockchucker, my CO-AX is actually a Bonanza CO-AX, it’s loaded thousands of rounds. Now it enjoys a easy life seating bullets with about .002” neck displacement/“tension”. Lol
When it has done that many rounds and now only doing .002 neck tension bullet seating is kinda like one of them fancy retirement homes!
 

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Ha ha thanks guys, I'm just .223, .22 Creedmoor , 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm-08, .38/.357 so far.
Thinking about a ELR rifle build next, .300 PRC, etc.
 

Kansaswoodguy

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I have a Co-ax,Redding T7 and RCBS Turret. I use the Co-ax the most no question. I can’t say I think it produces lower runout than the other presses but it’s a pleasure to use. Having a Sinclair concentricity gauge to check runout from fired round to finished ammo will reduce your runout the most. You can figure out where in the process your inducing runout.
 

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The Co-Ax and Mec Marksman produce very low run out. I bought the Marksman and have no regrets.

I use both of these. I have my 6.5SS die in the Marksman 98% of the time. I'll use the Marksman to tighten primer pockets since I have more leverage with it. I find the Marksman is easier on my arms when sizing since the handle just feels better being lower on the bench. I also feel I have more leverage with less force from me.

I've had the co-ax for about five years. I love how easy it is to swap dies and I quickly and easily swap from a mandrel die, bullet puller and decapping die. It's the first press I use for most functions. I like the universal jaws since I don't have to looking for a shell holder. But, I don't like it sometimes with shorter cases because you have to bring the handle completely up to get the shell out. I have a shorter handle that I use and it helps some.

I recently bought the cheapo Lee Precision press and use it to decap. It's quicker because I don't have lower the handle all the way to remove the case. I tried using my Hornady cam bullet puller but if the bullets are tight the press isn't up to the task. It's a dedicated deprimer.
 

flashhole

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Some claim they taught their Co-Ax to walk the dog and do the dishes, the press excelling at both.

I had one. Nicely made press but the ergonomics were not for me. I much prefer my Ultramag. As far as runout ... all quality presses will produce low runout if you learn to use it properly.
 
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