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Old April 9, 2013, 08:40 AM   #1
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Is this possible?

been checking the prices of new presses...wow! its obvious I've not been keeping tabs for sure...

ANYWAY, I have an old RCBS JR2 press and now I have a need for a press that has the threaded die adapter so I can use the larger 1 & 1/4 - 12 dies...

I have access to the threaded die adapter - can I SAFELY have my old JR2 press "rethreaded" to accept this adapter or am I just wasting time and money doing so? the work would be done by a friend who owns a machine shop so I'm sure I'd get a break on the labor...my concern is

1) CAN it be done...
2) Will it weaken the press "too much"

your inputs would be greatly appreciated...

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Old April 9, 2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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I think it could be done, but I doubt the Jr will have the leverage to do the work that would call for a 1 1/4" die.
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Old April 9, 2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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Hmmm...I didnt even think about the leverage part Jim....good info!!
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Old April 9, 2013, 08:57 AM   #4
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Also consider the implications if the modifications were a few degrees off the axial line of the ram; i.e., the new hole is tilted.
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Old April 9, 2013, 09:17 AM   #5
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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/317...le-stage-press

$104.99 AND you would have to wait until June 24th to get one. The lee classic cast single stage is built like a tank. Be sure to get the standard, not the breech lock. And it comes already threaded for the 1-ΒΌ threads after removing the 7/8-14 adapter.
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Old April 9, 2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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