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.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.
It was made by Bonanza then they were bought out and they became ForsterForster 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)