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  1. #81
    Boolit Buddy
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    2 Lee pro-1000
    2 Forster CO-AX
    1 Lee Breech Lock
    2 Rockchuckers
    3 Mec 600
    I have 3 permanently set for loading the caliber I shoot the most, two single stage are on removable mounts to use as needed, with a couple of presses bought because of the fantastic price being asked.

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    Dillon: Square Deal B, 550, 650
    RCBS: Rock Chucker II, Jr 3

    The 650 seldom loads anything but .40, for my USPSA gun but contemplating getting a .223 conversion for it.
    The 550 has conversions for almost any caliber I shoot but I find it more time efficient to load my rifle hunting loads and large caliber, small volume pistol rounds like .44 MAg and .45 Colt on the RC II. No towrth the time to set up a progressive for less than 100 rounds or so.

    The 550 was purchased new in 1991. The 650 is about 12 years old and I'm the second owner. The rest are well seasoned and all run perfectly.

    David
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    160 plus. I need to do an inventory.
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    I have two RCBS Rockchuckers, a Forster Co-ax, a Lyman All American turret, two Lyman Spartans, a Lee 3-hole turret and a 12, 16, and 20 gauge Lee Loadall. So that's ten.

    Simon.

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    Just 7 or 8. Lee 12 ga loader I bought in 1960. Lyman 310, lee hand press, RCBS junior, 2 Lee reloader presses and at least 2 Lee loaders. Tim

  6. #86
    7 Lee Single stage 2 mec.... 20 & 12

    Magnum6

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    One RCBS Rock Chucker, and one Dillon 550
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    1 x RCBS Rockchuker, 2 x Dillon 550B's, 3 MEC 600's (12, 20 & .410) ... plus several RCBS & Lyman sizers ... and more die sets than I can count!
    I may have passed my "Best Before" date, but I haven't reached my "Expiry" date!

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    2 Dillon 550B, permanently set up, 1 for Lg. P, the other for Sm. P
    1 RCBS Rock Chucker
    1 RCBS Jr II
    1 Lyman Bonanza for range use when developing loads (c-clamps on Work-Mate table)
    2 MEC 600Jrs, 12 & 20 ga
    1 Lee Handpress for decapping
    1 Lee Loader for .30-30 (never used)
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  10. #90
    Two Dillon 550 that I converted from 450s - one each stay set up for large and small primers so I don't have to fool with changing the primer feeds. I have left them both manual powder and primer to help prevent train-wreck jams. One SDB in .45 ACP that is knee deep in cobwebs. My old, old, old RCBS JR and a Pacific compound leverage, for single station chores like bullet pulling, push sizing, primer pocket swaging etc. Two Lee shotshell mashers (12 & 20) and a MEC progressive in 12 ga. And a bottle capper I found in my late uncle's junk that I intend to repurpose from sealing home brew to doing 'whatever' with ammo. Now, what presses I [I]want[I] would be a way different thread...

  11. #91
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    Well at this time I have about 60(metallic) or so. Always in flux. I buy a lot of stuff from estates etc . I currently use 47 of the presses including the shotshell presses. But a couple are dedicated to both metallic and shotshell... mainly the Deitmeyers. I also have about 40 or so shotshell presses. Some of them I have to get gone. Never use 'em. I mainly use the Spolars for most of my shotshell loading.

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    Listed in order of most used to least:
    RCBS Rock Chucker
    RCBS JR3
    Dillon 550 (caliber conversions for .45 ACP, 9mm, 38/357)
    Lyman Tru-line Jr
    Mec 12ga
    Pacific DL-150 12ga
    Pacific DL-155 (New with tags, never used, Craigslist find)
    RCBS Partner (New, never used)

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    1- Rockchucker
    2- Dillon 550b (which began life as a 450 and I've done all the upgrades to make it a 550)
    3- Mec 650 Junior in 12 gauge

    These take care of all my needs. I use the Rockchucker for all rifle rounds and some pistol rounds which I don't load much of. I use the Dillon to mass produce pistol ammo.

  14. #94
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    2 Rockchuckers
    1 Dillon 550
    1 T-7
    1 RCBS 4x4
    2 Spar Ts
    1 Lee
    1 big box of old cast iron single stage shotgun presses I can't remember what they are
    2 Mecs

  15. #95
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    1- Dillon 650
    1- Dillon 550
    2- Dillon 450
    1- Hornady lock n load
    1- Rcbs rocker
    1- lyman 45
    1- lyman 450
    2- mec 12ga
    1- mec 20ga
    I think that's it

  16. #96
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    Harrell's 4-hole turret
    Hollywood Senior turret
    Hollywood Senior-Steel
    2 x Hollywood Senior-Aluminum
    Dillon 1050 6.8SPC

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    2 - 550B Dillons
    1 - Lyman Spartan
    1 - Lee Classic
    1 - Lee Pro-1000
    1 - RCBS Partner
    3 - MEC's (.410, 20 & 12)
    "An armed society is a polite society" R.A. Heinlein 1907 - 1988

  18. #98
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    Hi...

    Only have three.
    An RCBS RockChucker that gets used a lot. Thousands and thousands of rounds each year.
    A single-stage Lee press that hasn't seen the light of day in decades.
    A Lee 1000 that simply doesn't work well. It has resided in a box since the day I bought my RockChucker many years ago now.

    I really need to get a shot shell reloader and a Dillon or Hornady progressive for handgun reloading. Reloading in 500-1000 round batches is just too time consuming on a single-stage press...work keeps getting in the way of reloading, time-wise.

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    2 Dillon 550Bs, one for large and one for small primers.
    1 Redding T-7 turret with an extra turret
    1 RCBS Reloader Special single stage

    The Dillons are on strong mounts, and the other two share a RockDock as needed. Usually the turret press sits in the RockDock, the RS moves around between two benches depending on what I need it to do.

    If I came across a used RockChucker, I'd add that to my collection. I just like that press, and foolishly sold one years ago in a weak moment.

  20. #100
    I have 14, however 2 are loaned out, I just got a walnut hill so I guess it counts but its only going to do swaging. My excuse is that my kids will need there own to learn on 😉.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check