Kudos to the Rockchucker Press
Several years ago I started reloading. Then, because of other interests and commitments, I got out of rifles and reloading. I recently got back into it. When I started, I had an RCBS Junior press. It was not bad, but sometimes required excessive effort. I gave it away to a preacher friend because I was not using it. Now that I have gotten back into reloading, I bought a cheap "C" press for $20. It would not even allow me to full length resize. I could just not get the case all the way into the dies w/ this press. Forget case forming. That was out of the question w/ this press. Though I never used one, I always thought the RCBS Rockchucker press was the ultimate single stage press just by looking at the linkage set up. I thought the mechanical advantage had to be great. So, I began looking at new ones. The prices were a little steep for me. But, what about a used one? Heck, they have to last forever. How could you wear one out?
So, I found a used one for less than $100 including shipping on that famous auction site. When I got it I was first impressed by its shear weight. Full length resizing and case forming was absolutely effortless. I couldn't believe it. This has to be the best single stage press available. I know some will disagree as there are other good presses out there and I can't fault those. But, if I use it everyday for the rest of my life and pass it on to my grandchild and he uses it everyday, it will continue to work flawlessly. The one I have is old and it shows little wear though it has been used a lot. This is the only press I will ever own. I love my Rockchucker!