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Thread: What press to start with (second hand) for a 'Buy once' policy.

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    What press to start with (second hand) for a 'Buy once' policy.

    What Press should I get guys's?
    I'm looking to start reloading and need 'all the gear' for .308 and .243
    I'd like to get it all together in the next three months so need the advice now :-)

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    I still have and still use my first 2nd hand press, RCBS Partner

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    You'll not go far wrong with an RCBS Rockchucker either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akeld View Post
    I still have and still use my first 2nd hand press, RCBS Partner
    Really depends on what calibre you're loading. I have a RCBS Rock Chucker supreme, and it will easily deal with all the calibres you are likely to load.

    I also have a RCBS Partner press, which I bought pretty much for bullet seating. It's very small, and a PITA loading for the longer ammunition, where there's little room between the top of the case, and the bottom of the die. It's also much more cheaply made, and not nearly as smooth, or easy to use as the Rock Chucker.

    So unless you'll only be loading short action rounds, pay a little more, and wait for a full size press, at the very least.

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    RCBS Rock chucker, I got the complete kit for 300/350. Added to it since but should see me out!

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    I bought one of these 25 years ago second hand. It still serves me and I don't have to change dies for each task.
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    They cost very little brand new. This is a full kit for $215 on Ebay. Plus post to UK about $265. Whats that in pounds, roughly 200 quid.

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    +1 RCBS
    steel Win's over lee plastic moving parts any day

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    Look at the new Hornady Iron press-new design.
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    I can't fault my lyman crusher 2. It's a good solid press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrens Mews View Post
    Look at the new Hornady Iron press-new design.
    saw this on one of the US sites, nice bit of kit

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