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Old 04-18-2012, 02:09 AM   #41
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I have never been able achieve the consistency and quality with a Dillon 1050, 650 or 550 for .223 and 308 that I can with a plan old rock chucker. You have to do so much to prep the brass for the dillon you might a well crank them out with a hand press.

Presses? Lets see 2- 1050, 1-650 1-550 2-square deals 3 rock chuckers, one Lyman, three single stage lees, and one ammo master and one corbin (for 50 BMG) You can't have too many. Pictures to follow
my xl650 makes the gruntwork go a LOT faster. i load most of my 308/30-06 seating and charging with a single stage but do all the sizing and priming with the xl650. not having to handle all the cases one by one for every step is enormous to me
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #42
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I have 4 rockchuckers and fot a 5th one to go pick up have bought 3 used and 2 given to me. Use lee pistol dies with factory grimp dies and rcbs scales and powder throwers. Been reloading for 15 years and just like the quality i get from a single stage setup.

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at the moment i only load .38 spl [as well as +p & +p+] and .357 magnum, with, wait for it, a lee loader, lol.though now that i have lee .303 brit dies i need to find an inexpensive used press, [or just buy lee loader in .303, then in 7.62x54r], i really like the simplicity, but the noise factor after 9pm/10pm is an issue.

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dillon 550 - various rifle calibers (when reloading over 100 rds.)

2 dillon sdb's - various handgun calibers (when reloading over 100 rds)

rockchucker - miscellaneous duties (rarely used)

lee classic cast turret - 90+% of my loading is done on this press; economical, but with the compound leverage and iron construction of the 'chucker and the flexibility of a turret press. i have 25+ turrets with dies installed allowing me to change between calibers in seconds.

i don't intend to part with any, but the lee would leave last...

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I am new to reloading and I am starting out with a Forster Co-Ax Press and I love it. It does everything I need for right now. Very easy to set up and use.

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Lee single stage , Lee pro 1000, and Dillon XL 650

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