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Old 02-08-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Loading press for 1858 Remington reproduction?

Do you guys just use a loading stand or do you have a loading press? I just got a pair of 1858's by Pietta, and don't like the on-gun loading equipment. I'm not saying i will never use it, but i want options.

I suppose i could just use my short starter with the cylinder on a beheaded nail.

Additionally, how many of you actually make use of a spare cylinder?

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I use the loading lever on my 1858 every time I load/shoot the revolver. That is what it is designed for.

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I use loading lever on the 1851 Confederate Navy, I usually take my time loading.

If I get another cylinder (spare), will pickup a loading stand.

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I load on the gun and don't use spare cylinders.

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I guess I'm the oddball here. I use a loading press because I shoot conicals & it's easier to compress the rounds.

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Well, I ordered a loading press. I will try loading both ways and compare. I am a bit OCD/perfectionist about some things, and i bleve the press might help me be more consistent with the loads.

I hope it gets here soon; my ammo and wads and extra caps came in yesterday.

RAI Loading Stand I ordered the bottom one.

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Safety is always the OCD when working with blackpowder. Today was good range; but, the blackpowder pistol stayed in the trunk. The wind was bad, gusting up to 30 mph at times.

I am hoping Saturday is a good day, forecast for wind and rain with temps in the low 70's. (For the good temps).

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I'd like to also add that I incorporate the use of spare cylinders, they load about as fast as magazines with enough practice. The only reason not to get more cylinders is having to dish out a few more bucks.

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Does anyone make a loading press for the ROA?

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Does anyone make a loading press for the ROA?

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I may be wrong but I think there's enough leeway to load it with the same Lee press.
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