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View Poll Results: What's your favorite press?
Dillon Progressive Line 44 41.12%
Hornady Lock-n-Load 5 4.67%
RCBS Pro 2000 9 8.41%
RCBS Rock Chucker 27 25.23%
MEC Shotgun Presses 0 0%
Other 22 20.56%
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Old June 9, 2001, 09:21 PM   #1
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What's your favorite reloading press?

What's your favorite reloading press?
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Old June 10, 2001, 06:46 AM   #2
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My personal fav is my Bonanza (before Forster) Co-Ax.
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Old June 10, 2001, 10:00 PM   #3
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Dillon 550
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Old June 10, 2001, 10:16 PM   #4
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Dillon 550B, hands down.
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Old June 11, 2001, 09:39 AM   #5
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Dillon 650.
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Old June 11, 2001, 09:58 PM   #6
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Dillon RL550B

With Redding BR dies, and Comp seater................what a combo
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Old June 12, 2001, 12:03 PM   #7
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Lee non progressive turret
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Old June 12, 2001, 05:16 PM   #8
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What? No option dedicated to my trusty Lee 'C' frame??? But I've loaded tons of ammo on it!
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Old June 12, 2001, 06:10 PM   #9
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My sincerest apologies to you Lee owners. I must've had a brain cramp (too much ice cream)! How could I possibly have forgotten Lee.
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Old June 13, 2001, 01:01 AM   #10
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How could I possibly have forgotten Lee?
Because their presses are so forgettable.
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Old June 13, 2001, 03:48 PM   #11
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been using a Lee hand press for years as it's handy and portable, I take it to the range as often as I take my guns!!!!
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Old June 13, 2001, 10:19 PM   #12
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I had a hunch that Dillon would be in first place. Once I got my 550, I sold of my two RCBS presses. Sure is nice to load 4-500 rounds in a couple of leisurely hours, instead of taking a couple of days (or longer) to do it with a single stage press. It finally got to the point where I used to hate reloading, but thanks to Dillon, it's now a pleasure.
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Old June 14, 2001, 01:06 AM   #13
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I have Dillons but the Star Universal Progressive will always be my favorite.

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Old June 14, 2001, 07:40 AM   #14
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Hey.......whats wrong with taking a day or two to load several hundred rounds on a single stage press??? Huh, huh??? LOL, ever heard the saying, slow but sure??? One of these days when I start making big bucks (or more than I'm making now) I'll move on up to a progressive.........but until then I'll be happy with my Rock Chucker.
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Old June 14, 2001, 01:58 PM   #15
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I have, and use, in no particular order...

Harrell
Lee C-Frame
Lee hand press
Lee O-Frame
Lee Turret
RCBS JR-3
Redding Boss

I like the Harrell best, but the Redding probably sees the most varied use - The Lee Turret has probably loaded more rounds than the others together...
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Old June 16, 2001, 07:02 PM   #16
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Mark me down as "other"...

Most used: Redding UltraMax
Next: Rockchucker
Next: RCBS Partner
Next: Sinclair arbor
Least: Dillon 550
Hardly ever: Lee "C" type

Did use the Dillon a lot more when I shot combat matches...
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Old June 18, 2001, 04:09 PM   #17
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FAVORITE PRESSES...HMMM......

RCBS A2 FOR RIFLE AMMUNITION...
C-H 333 FOR TEST LOTS OF THIS AND THAT...
RCBS AMMOMASTER 1 FOR ALL SMALL PISTOL PRIMER LOADS IN QUANTITY...
RCBS AMMOMASTER 2 FOR ALL LARGE PISTOL PRIMER LOADS IN QUANTITY...
DILLON SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL THE 45ACP AND 45AUTORIM AMMO...
RCBS PARTNER PRESS FOR DECAPPING ALL FIRED CASES AS THE COME IN OFF THE RANGE...
TWO LYMAN 310 TOOL HANDLES LIE ON THE BENCH TO REMIND ME OF MY ORIGINS OH SO MANY YEARS AGO...
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Old June 19, 2001, 10:25 PM   #18
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My favorite is my Dillon 450B (ancestor of the 550B). I've loaded thousands with no problems on that bad boy. Terry M. mentioned a Lyman 310 tong, wish I still had one. loaded lots of 218 Bee rounds with one years ago.

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Old June 20, 2001, 02:34 AM   #19
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i used the lee hand press and love it. the apartment is cramped, space at a premium and the lee gets the job done. i like the lee "O" press too. eventually i'd like a rock chucker.
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