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#6319074 - 06/01/16 06:50 PM Looking for a new press
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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.

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#6319129 - 06/01/16 07:43 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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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

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#6319134 - 06/01/16 07:45 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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Forester coax press
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#6319136 - 06/01/16 07:47 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: jeffbird]
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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.


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#6319320 - 06/01/16 10:50 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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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...

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#6319418 - 06/02/16 06:30 AM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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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.
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#6320331 - 06/02/16 05:15 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: kmon1]
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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.
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#6320378 - 06/02/16 05:53 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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#6320469 - 06/02/16 07:00 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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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.
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#6320843 - 06/02/16 10:08 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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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.

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#6320847 - 06/02/16 10:10 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: DStroud]
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Build an addition on to the shop just for the presses!
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#6321353 - 06/03/16 11:01 AM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
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Loc: E. TX.
There you go!!

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#6330731 - 06/10/16 06:53 PM Re: Looking for a new press [Re: TackDriver]
Blackout Bill Offline
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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!

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