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Old 02-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #11
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I started with the RCBS Rock Chucker back in the early 90's and still use it today. Save up and by the kit.
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I started with the RCBS Rock Chucker back in the early 90's and still use it today. Save up and by the kit.
Even though I pretty much "converted" to the religion of "Dillon Blue" 30 years ago, I still use my old Lyman "Orange Crusher" and my Reddings quite a bit.

I even have an almost 50 year old "Texan" that is permanently sewt up for bullet pulling.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:42 AM   #13
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Take a good, hard look at the Lee Classic Turret for your first press. Without the auto-indexing rod it is an excellent single stage turret. Extra turrets are cheap so you basically never have to set up a die twice.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:31 AM   #14
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Take a good, hard look at the Lee Classic Turret for your first press. Without the auto-indexing rod it is an excellent single stage turret. Extra turrets are cheap so you basically never have to set up a die twice.
That is what I went with. Problem is now finding the extra die holders. I had a backorder at Midway and they were supposed to be in stock on Friday but I must not have been high enough on the list. Now they are out of stock until early May. I have two but I eventually want atleast 5 to keep all of my dies permanently setup.

The press is great for me and the price was good. I don't have any other press experience to compare it to so take that for what its worth.
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I went to a local gun show and there was a guy that had all kind of shell holders and they were like $4 each which isnt bad. But finding components is the hard part.
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Take a good, hard look at the Lee Classic Turret for your first press. Without the auto-indexing rod it is an excellent single stage turret. Extra turrets are cheap so you basically never have to set up a die twice.
I definately agree. We currently use the Lyman turret press. It holds 6 dies, and that's 2 sets for what we load. Extra turrets are about $40 and well worth it. If you start loading more sizes, buy an extra turret.
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sport45's pick is mine, too. does everthing my rockchucker does, and more, for about half the price. not as speedy as my dillons, but two to three times as fast as my 'chucker.
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A single stage by RCBS , Lee, or any reputable brand will do you well. I've had my RCBS since I was 12. Even though I've since moved on to much fancier progressive presses, a single stage can always be used.
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