Forster CoAx

peaceje

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I got mine through Grafs. Signed up for an email when the come in stock and be ready to move fast. Havent spilled a primer while decamping since I got mine and like the primer catcher can. I haven’t looked into changing the jaws but the small jaws don’t work for win mag cases which I’m starting to play with more, so I’m still using my old press for those.
 

lobo56

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I just bought one through Natchez about 3-4 weeks ago. They did have some, but don't know if they still have.
 

Csbc4fun

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Go ahead and take your time getting one, just make sure it is before you go shooting again!

Bought my Co-ax in the beginning of August from Natchess for $360. It arrived in about one week. I was on a waiting list at Creedmoor Sports and that one came in also. I let them know I already had one coming and did not take it. Just had to clean and lube it as part of the setup process. I use Redding dies and now all my shoulder bumps and bullet seating are the same dimensions +/- 0.0005. There might be a better press out there, but this one meets my expectations and more. Smooth as it gets and perfectly centered with no question. A pleasure to use and my groups are smaller because of this press. White target below is 700 yards. First two on the right then adjusted for wind and the next three are on center.
 

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P7M13

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If your old Lee is a classic cast, don't get rid of it. The Co-Ax is great but doesn't naturally fit long magnum rounds like RUMs.
I presently have a Co-Ax and a Classic Cast. I've never tried re-forming wildcats in my Co-Ax, that's one of the things the Lee is great for.
Have had 3 RCBS presses, two RCs and one Jr, and provided your technique is good, they all make excellent ammo -- but I think their spent primer catch system stinks. Between the Rockchucks and the Jr, much prefer the Jr.
 

Redbird

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I have decided to upgrade my old Lee to a Forster Co Ax. I have done a lot of reading, searching, watching etc and decided I wanted that one over the MEC. Who has bought one recently, was it a backorder, where, and about how long of a wait for it? I don't need one tomorrow so I wont be paying 475 on fleabay. I am fine waiting a little while for one from optics planet for $350 bucks, just wondering what others have seen.
You cannot go wrong with the CoAx. Although, optics Planet will be a major disapointment when it comes to service. Check their reviews! Also, do NOT opt for the Franklin Arsenal knock off for the press. You get what you pay for and Forester is worth the investment.
 

muleystalker

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Forster has been around forever. I am not sure when they came out with the Bonanza line but a lot of people still run them and say they are just as accurate as when they came out decades ago. The overall design has not really changed, yet the demand is still very high. It seems they have a product they perfected. This will hopefully be the last press I ever buy. I am sure the MEC is a great press and looks like a tank. I almost bought one the other day. FYI Midway USA has MEC for $209 and there is a coupon code for free shipping right now (ends in like 55555 or something)
It was made by Bonanza then they were bought out and they became Forster
 

Pointman

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My chucker has been my mainstay for decades, the 1970's version. In recent years I did spring for the M.E.C. and use it exclusively for the seating process. The Chucker now is relegated to the dirty work, case prep. Would I like a Forrester, sure but I doubt anyone will gift me one. So, I'll stay with my proven tooling.
 
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