Single stage press recommendations

Single stage press recommendations

This is a discussion on Single stage press recommendations within the Reloading forums, part of the Sniping Related category; Recently moved to rural AZ and now have space to shoot longer distances I have been reloading for a few years now on a Lee ...

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    Single stage press recommendations

    Recently moved to rural AZ and now have space to shoot longer distances
    I have been reloading for a few years now on a Lee turret press.
    Yes, it does have single stage capability.
    But is there a recommended press that would be more appropriate for tailoring cartridges for distance/precision shooting?

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    I tend to be particularly tight when it comes to spending my money and don't like spending any more than I feel I really need to. In doing so, I've tried to get some cheaper presses to do what I expected . . . to my disappointment. So, I bit the bullet and went with what some others had recommended . . . going with the Forster co-ax. High priced . . . YES! But I have to say, it's really well worth it.

    I found the Forster Co-Ax helped particularly with ease and being faster when swapping out and/or making adjustments to dies. And I find I get more consistent and better concentricity results as I process my cartridges than I could with the other single stage presses. For precision loading, I don't feel there's a better value.

    PS: the only problem is trying to find one somewhere that's in stock.
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    RCBS ROCK chukker supreme

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    Forster coax hands down.

    Rock chucker is an ok press, but Forster coax is head and shoulders above. I have owned both.
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    Thanks for the replies so far.
    I see the availability issue with the Forster.

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    Forster for sure. I needed to do some shopping and wait a bit for it to become available but well worth it.
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    Just sold the Forster co ax. Went back to the rock chucker with the hornady lock and load adapter and inserts.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/85...on-bushing-kit
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike.h View Post
    Just sold the Forster co ax. Went back to the rock chucker with the hornady lock and load adapter and inserts.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/85...on-bushing-kit
    Just curious.
    Why the change?

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    Another vote for the Forster co-ax.
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    corrected my wording for proper meaning.

    Myself I am using Hornady AP press, it is the only one I have ever used. They made the 338LM seating plate for me, I use their dies for the 338LM. I use the auto powder loader, works best at 68℉. I still weigh each load individually as variances are a bad thing. I am not as tight with my pistol and plinking rounds. The bullet press is +0.000/-0.001. I try to be extremely precise on all measurements and set-points.
    I live in ☭california and travel to Arizona close to the Yuma testing grounds to practice and shoot extra long distance. Yay Arizona the state which follows our constitution.
    Have fun, be careful, be precise. It is a blast.
    It is difficult to trust others handloads.
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