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Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:39 am
by Ghostwolf308
When i started eeloading i got in on the cheap. I got an RCBS partner press and its worked great but i have plans to get a 300wm in the near future and would like to upgrade to a more hd press for my precision rounds. I have a lee classic turret press thats great and will be used for plinking ammo. Im torn between a rock chucker supreme or forster coax. Thoughts? @Weapon thoughts, here is a good article but would 300wm be considered hd sizing? http://www.targetshooter.co.uk/?p=1750

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:42 pm
by ncjw
Forster. The floating die process works great as advertised, the primer install is brilliant, it has great leverage with little stress (I just use a couple c clamps to attach it to the table and it never moves, no lag screws required).

It just works.

(...and not to name drop without naming anyone, but the guy who got me into reloading was a long time Palma team member and he only used the Forster )

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:18 pm
by Ghostwolf308
I love my Forster dies and have been considering the coax for awhile. Whats the largest caliber you reload with yours?

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:45 am
by ncjw
I load the 308, 6.5 Grendel and .223 on it, so nothing large. Given the size of the press and leverage, I doubt that there is much that it won't handle, but that should be easy to Google.

BTW, I bought the Hornady concentricity gauge and never saw a difference in accuracy results from the optimized rounds after using the tool and the control right off of the Coax press so that tool has been gathering dust for years.

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 pm
by Weapon
CO-AX...if you can find it in stock.

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:10 pm
by Ghostwolf308
Ill have to start keeping my eye out. Maybe a trip to Forster is order lol only like 2hrs away

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:19 pm
by Ghostwolf308
Well ended up with a Rock Chucker and the Hornady Lock N Load conversion. Looks like it will be a good setup.

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:37 am
by ncjw
Ghostwolf308 wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:19 pm
Well ended up with a Rock Chucker and the Hornady Lock N Load conversion. Looks like it will be a good setup.
Are we somehow secretly married?

Because my wife continually asks for my advice and then proceeds to completely ignore it as well...

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:14 am
by Ghostwolf308
Lol it will work. The Co-Ax would have been great. But have read ALOT of good sloid comments about the chucker

Re: Looking to upgrade my sigle stage press.

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:51 am
by Bub
I have a Rock Chucker I got over 30 yrs ago To load 308 and 357. You can't break it. It was slow but relaxing for me.
Then I picked up a coupla semi auto pistols. So much for relaxation. Then the Piggyback came out. I kept my eye on it for some time thinking I should get it for the Rock Chucker. Then the Piggyback 2 came out. I bought it. Wow, did I ever have buyers remorse. Especially when the Dillon was getting popular! When I wanted to load for rifle the PG2 would have to come off. I did that twice. I picked up a Partner press for the rifles. The PG2 made such a mess that I quit using it. Everything was done on the partner. For yrs. Then RCBS came out with the case activated powder drop linkage kit. I just bought one not too long ago, took the bag off the PG2 and installed it. What a difference. like 90%. If they came out with a better primer feed for it I would truly be a happy camper. I load 9mm, 38/357, 45 auto, M1 carbine, and 223 on it. (7.62x39) being the biggest that can be loaded on it. The other rifles still get loaded on the partner press. I still wish I'd bought a Dillon.