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I'm looking to see what everyone is using for there reloading press , I use. RCBS rock chucker for my long range rifle loads , and I use a Hornady LNL for my handgun loading and for my 5.56 when I'm putting together plinking rds
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I can't tell you what everybody is using...
But I'm using blue. Dillon 550 for everything. If I'm trying to make an accurate rifle round I use it like a single stage.
I have a RCBS Rockchucker for all my reloading, I bought it in the early 1980s and haven't been able to wear it out yet.
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I'm using Red (Hornady). I currently just have a single stage but I'm sure I will end up with a progressive sooner or latter.
I have a decades old Redding single stage press that my FIL gave me about 8 year ago. This thing is solid and must weigh 35 pounds or more. I also use the Redding competition powder measure he gave me that is very accurate. Those are pretty expensive at $220 which is way more than I would spend for a powder measure. My father-in-law went to college on a rifle team scholarship and still shoots long range rifle so I imagine that is why he had the heavy duty equipment.
That is what I use currently. What I want is a different story. I hope to purchase a Lee Turret press and then outfit it with the case ejector and reverse rotation rod from Inline Fabrication. Money is tight with a three week old baby so I do not see a progressive press in my future anytime soon. I also like the simplicity of single stage reloading and enjoy the meditative aspect and really do not want to fiddle with a progressive at this point. I am thinking the Lee turret with the upgrades(that increase output) will be a nice balance between simple/faster output/cost.
One Redding single stage, one Dillon 550B and two Dillon Square Deal B progressive presses. Thinking about replacing the previously mentioned Dillon units with one XL650 Dillon unit.
I only reload handgun ammo. Using a Lee 1000 but considering an upgrade to a RCBS Pro Chucker 5.
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I use a Lee turret press. Looking to upgrade to some type of progressive press.
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Lee Turret. It's all the press I need. i can comfortably load about 250 -300 rounds an hour of either 9x19 or 9x18 ( which is what I shoot). I go to the range, on average, twice a week 200 to 400 rounds a weapon. I have no intention of upgrading to a progressive.
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Another Lee Turret press here.
It adequately serves my needs.
9mm, .38/.357, .44spl & mag, recently added .223.
Everything stowed below:
Set up, ready to go:
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