Forrester Bonanza Co-Axe press

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Randy in Va, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Randy in Va

    Randy in Va Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know of a modification to this unit that would take 1.25 inch dies?
     
  2. masp7

    masp7 Member

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    Yeah, put in the copy machine and press the "Enlarge 43%" button.
    Seriously, after looking at mine there's no way. Especially with a 4" shellholder throw, I don't know what cartridge you could load with it that requires the 1.25" dies.
     
  3. Lefty G-gear

    Lefty G-gear Well-Known Member

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  4. DanGuy48

    DanGuy48 Active Member

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    There might be other issues. I really wanted one because of some of their unique features but one of the rounds I'd be loading was incompatible because
    -- clamping jaws are not large enough but could be enlarged slightly, however
    -- then the pin that opens the jaws would hit the edge of my case and
    -- like you, the only dies available for my cartridge would not fit the Forster

    I have a Redding Ultramag that should arrive this coming week
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Nope.
    Just need to get a bigger press, like an RCBS Ammo Master 2
    I do love my Forrester press thou.