I considered the Frankford but was concerned with quality , what’s your thoughts on materials and such?I got tired of waiting for Forster CO-AX to come back in stock, I went with the Frankford Arsenal M Press, since it was the closest thing to a Forster, I love the speed to switch out dies and no shell holder needed. I never owned the Mec, but if you want to see it unboxed and put to use, Ultimate Reloader has a video on it, Gavin breaks it down pretty good to show you everything you would need to know.
I like it a lot, it is very good quality, heavier than the Forster press, nothing but great for me. The dies and shell holder floats, changing dies is as fast as moving a Turret head, the primer catch is very clean and I have heard will hold around 100 spent primers. The only thing is it doesn't have a primer seater, I purchased the Frankford Hand primer and glad I did, it is adjustable for seating depth. The only issue you will have is with Hornady Match grade adjustable seating die hitting the handle, Redding adjustable Micro seating dies fit fine, the Forster Ultra Micro Seating die is fatter than normal dies and require some adjustments to make it work. That is the only bad thing I can say about the press. Others do not like having to purchase the die blocks, bit with the Forster you will need to purchase the Forster rings to make it work as designed.I considered the Frankford but was concerned with quality , what’s your thoughts on materials and such?
From what I've read here, and other places as well, the Frankford Arsenal might look visually similar to the Co-Ax but functionally they are completely different in how the ram is used. Whether that means the Frankford is inferior or not to the Co-Ax, I am not sure but it appears the two work differently@Mcarso1 if you are serious about the Frankford Arsenal M Press, they are on sale at Midway for 149.00, this is over half the cost of the Forster. Forgot to ad the Light that comes with it is very nice.
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