Post by wildlifexpressions64 on Sept 19, 2018 0:32:34 GMT -5
Which press would yall fellas recommened for someone thats gettimg into handloading rifle ammo? From the reading ive been doing i believe a single stage press would be what id need? Which brand would yall go with? I appreciate it fellas!
RCBS Rock Chucker is great to start with . I've used mine since the early '70s ... not a problem . In 2002 I bought a 7mm Remington Ultra Mag and I needed to get a larger press to handle the longer Ultra Mag cartridge case length .I then bought a Supreme Rock Chucker press . Sixteen years , later not a problem with this press either . JMO Chris
Starting with just about anything from Lee is throwing money away. Buy good quality gear that will create good quality ammo and start having fun. Lee has a tool or two that is decent but overall you will be upgrading and it's resale is nill. You don't have to go whole hog and buy top end equipment but RCBS and Redding are good quality without jumping into the top shelf gear. Plus if you want to start full form sizing bullets for SML guns, the RCBS/Redding presses will do the deed. I have 4 presses and still load my hunting ammo on my RockChucker.
Post by reloader22 on Feb 17, 2019 10:11:08 GMT -5
Owned a Rock Chucker for over 20 years and reload for all my pistons and rifles. Even 9mm just because it's fun and no worries on ammo shortages in the stores. It's a great hobby and relaxing spending several hours at the bench.
I have no experience with any reloading equipment other than RCBS so I am biased. I do own a 40 and 45 Lee dies and I don't like them as much as my other RCBS dies and find them more difficult to set up right.
Get a single stage kit like the Rock Chucker. Maybe add an electronic scale and some case prep tools. One of my favorite additions has been the battery powered deburring and chamfering tool. Spins both at the same time in 2 different chucks. I finger spun the manual tool for 20 years and this little gadget is priceless for doing volume amount case prep. I now use the manual tool in a cordless drill. You can put the deburring end into the chuck and use the chamfering end to remove primer crimps really fast in .223 brass that has the crimps. After getting the feel for it, you can do hundreds of cases per hour and do a very good consistent job and reclaim all that brass.
I have been loading for 60 years Rock chuker will outlast me and someone else and keep on going Place a want to buy there are probably a load of them out there just sitting around looking for a new home Good Luck
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As others have stated, "RCBS ROCK CHUCKER " is the way to go. I have had others, been reloading for over 60 years and after buying the Rock Chucker, using it for several years , I bought another as I reload for many calibers. For dies I also like RCBS AND use Forster Dies for my precision loading of my varmint calibers.