Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
VirginiaHunter, GoGo Gadjet, koondawgman, orlandowiebe, Z-man65
60479 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77512
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43788
BOBO the Clown 41122
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32681
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60479 Members
45 Forums
476186 Topics
6246668 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6319074 - 06/01/16 06:50 PM Looking for a new press
Big Stan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 272
I have the old RCBS Rock Chucker that I used for the last 25 years. Since I am having my new 14 x 14 man cave built and making a reloading station. I would like to buy a new press, but looking at a Redding. Looking for a press with perfect alignment between the shell holder and the dies. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Top
#6319129 - 06/01/16 07:43 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
jeffbird Offline


Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 1722
Keep that one and add some more presses. Spend the time to really work on the setup and a Rockchucker will turn out 0.000" runout with good dies and a good setup. Buy the book by Zediker, Handliading for Competition. It is full of great info on press setup and adjustment.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/096269259X?fp=1&pc_redir=T1

Top
#6319134 - 06/01/16 07:45 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
kmon1 Offline
junior

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 20297
Loc: Texas
Forester coax press
_________________________
Guidelines / Rules of Conduct
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/rules.htm

RULES for using the TRADING POST
http://www.texashuntingforum.com/forum/u..._PO#Post1959111

Top
#6319136 - 06/01/16 07:47 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: jeffbird]
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 5023
Loc: Frisco, Texas
Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Keep that one and add some more presses. Spend the time to really work on the setup and a Rockchucker will turn out 0.000" runout with good dies and a good setup. Buy the book by Zediker, Handliading for Competition. It is full of great info on press setup and adjustment.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/096269259X?fp=1&pc_redir=T1
up
_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Straight



Top
#6319320 - 06/01/16 10:50 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
Cleric Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 2579
Whats wrong with the chucker? I have been using my dads from 25-30 years ago and my press is not my limiting factor...


I want a CoAx so i can stop dealing with shell holders, but its not a priority. Reloading wise there are other things I would rather buy...

Top
#6319418 - 06/02/16 06:30 AM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
BassCat'99 Online   happy
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 921
Loc: Stratford Texas
Second the Co-Ax, I have nothing to speak ill about it. But then again, nothing wrong with your rock chucker. Maybe a progressive for plinking ammo if you go thru very much.
_________________________
TS

Top
#6320331 - 06/02/16 05:15 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: kmon1]
FiremanJG Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 17893
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Originally Posted By: kmon1
Forester coax press


Especially if you're loading for a variety of cartridges. It improved my loading chores as much as an RCBS Chargemaster improves going from a hand thrower and hand trickler.
_________________________


800 Yard Steel Rifle Range
Long Range Shooting Instruction
Memberships and Classes Available


Top
#6320378 - 06/02/16 05:53 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
okie44 Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 04/11/11
Posts: 614
Loc: Midland TX.
_________________________
“The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.”
Mark Twain

Top
#6320469 - 06/02/16 07:00 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
DStroud Online   content
Pro Tracker

Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1158
Loc: Waco
I have a 38 year old Rockchucker still going strong but I like experimenting so I also have a Forster Co Ax.
I just use the Forster for any cartridges that use the smaller jaws.
I also have a Redding Turret and a C&H which are both good presses.

I will have the Hornady Iron press in a few days as well.
Cabelas had them on sale plus 10% off for online purchases during Memorial weekend so in a weak moment I ordered one.
Now I have to figure a place to squeeze it in on the bench.

Top
#6320843 - 06/02/16 10:08 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
Big Stan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 272
Reason I wanted to get a new one is because the ram shaft collected a good bit of rust after being idle in a humid garage close to the garage door for a few years on a shelf. Cleaned most of the rust off and used it for another 20 years, and seeing some end play on the top of the shaft. Since I saved some $$$ so it won't hurt to get a new press for my new reloading station.

Top
#6320847 - 06/02/16 10:10 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: DStroud]
BassCat'99 Online   happy
Tracker

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 921
Loc: Stratford Texas
Build an addition on to the shop just for the presses!
_________________________
TS

Top
#6321353 - 06/03/16 11:01 AM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
Cool Mo D Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 04/15/11
Posts: 3090
Loc: E. TX.
There you go!!

Top
#6330731 - 06/10/16 06:53 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: Big Stan]
Blackout Bill Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 52
Loc: Flower Mound
Don't forget A/C and a urinal......hanging on the wall, in the open. Granger has nice ones. That will keep out the female persuasion out for sure. Hah!

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide