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Old May 5, 2010, 03:11 PM   #26
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Old May 5, 2010, 09:16 PM   #27
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NICE loading press and great design work, it's very flexible.


Perhaps a removable lever or one that extends so that it can be more compact in its partially disassembled state.

Even if the ultimate loader does not come out of this thread, there's been some good thought on it and plans for single loaders seem more simple now, yeah!
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Old May 6, 2010, 09:59 AM   #28
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Yes...Heartily agree.

I have a press I built a couple months ago on which the lever engages a link that collapses and then the lever comes off. It breaks down into a space about 8 inches by 4 inches by 3 inches. But it is a little hard to use. It is easily small enough to satisfy me but it is just too finnicky to use.

You can probably find the thread on this forum that described and had photos.

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Old May 6, 2010, 12:07 PM   #29
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Nice press HS!

For those who wonder why people make presses when onboard loading levers have served so well over the years, I think it's because a press can speed the loading process, maybe resulting in a more pleasant shooting experience and well..... because they can! Some people just like to tinker and if the end product is even marginally useful, the exercise can be considered a success.

Then there's me.... sort of satisfied with doing the electronic modeling, collecting the materials, stacking them on the bench then constantly protecting them from Mrs. Grymster's assaults on their usefulness.
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Old May 6, 2010, 01:11 PM   #30
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I think we would find that people with Remingtons are more inclined to have the press because it's so easy to take the cylinder out. One can be shooting while another is reloading.
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