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    Dedicated sizing press.

    Just wondered if any of you have a certain press you prefer for sizing (boolits).
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    For small quantities I use my 310 tools:
    Rifle 223 - 270 and my 338
    Pistol 9mm 38super 45acp

    For larger quantities that need complete resizing:
    All American Turret press for de-priming, neck expansion and seating
    Full length resizing I use my Comet press
    I'm looking for uncommon Lyman Truline Jr / 310 dies. PM me if you have any.

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    I do almost all of my brass resize on a RCBS Rockchucker. Then I use a Dillon 550 to load for pistol and some rifle cartridges. All the rest of the rifle ammo gets loaded on the RC.
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    Lee's Classic cast single stage is an awesome press and has excellent mechanical advantage for tough sizing tasks, it's what I use exclusively to FL size rifle cases, and also on the occasion when i want to pre-size/decap pistol cases before I run them through the turret press.

    ALso, I have a second Classic cast single stage, it's inverted for boolit sizing, mounted on a "up-side down" stand. What's great about this press when up-side down, is the handle is reversible and also adjustable to 360º, it's the most conducive press to mount up-side down.

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    While I use the 310s quite a bit for heavy FL sizing I use a Herters #3 and for lighter sizing and general reloading I use a Lee 4 hole turret -- not the classic -

    Recently I have acquired a ch444 and a ch333 with a number of pistlol dies, powder bushings, etc -- I am hoping they will prove useful as i like having the press all the way on the bench --

    I will have to wait a while to get operational as I also acquired a pacemaker and can not do anything too labor intensive for 6 weeks -- bit of bother -

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    Lee Classic inverted, the cats behind for sizing and checking..

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    RCBS Rock chucker for .223 to .45 calibers (Pistol Rifle).


    Lee Classic Cast 50 BMG Single Stage Press Kit for my AR50.
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    Savage straight 8 to decap Rockchucker to resize Rcbs JR2 to size cast boolets also a lee c press with a lee ram prime to prime some brass that my wife loads just for her
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    I have an old C-H "C" press that I use for bullet sizing, occasionally priming, hardness resting (Lee), and sometimes depriming. It is seeing less and less use as my Co-Ax is a wonderful, easy to use press and yep, I've sized quite a few bullets on mine too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JBinMN View Post
    I now use a cheap Lee "C" press

    that I have set up like on a receiver hitch deal I had made so I can set it upside down to size in one position, & then turn right side up for other normal press use.
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    Not to dump on NOE, but their thread in from the bottom boolit sizer system has my Rockchucker working where it has about the least mechanical advantage in it's stroke. Even with polishing the bushings and BLL lubed boolits it gives the press a workout sizing down only a thousandth. The Lee system takes much less force because my press arm moves more in relation to ram movement. I have no issues sizing cases because I know how to lube them (RCBS lube pad & One Shot in the case necks).

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    An old LYMAN Spartan for sizing/decapping, then hand priming and onto the L-N-L for powder/bullets. .223,.308&.30-06 and all handgun except .32ACP & 32short & wimpy. Too darned hard to handle those tiny RN bullets & tiny cases on a Progressive.

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    I size & de prime on a Hollywood senior, then off to the wet tumbler

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    I'm still confused as to whether we're talking bullets or brass. Most responses seem to be about brass?

    For me...no special press for sizing brass. I'm using a classic cast for sizing bullets, but kind of want a cast iron C-frame to put right on the casting bench.

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    I don't dedicate a press for sizing cases.I use whichever press I'm going to load the complete round on.For rifle cases I use a Rockchucker or a single stage RCBS Ammo Master.For handgun cases I use a Lyman All American turret press or either of the current Lyman or RCBS turret presses.I use a RCBS Summit press for pistol as well when I don't want to change the setup on one of the turret presses.

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    Rockchucker or Co-ax

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    For 223 I have 550 plate setup to size + trim (Dillon trimmer) + neck expand, for bolt rifles I use RCIV, pistol I don't bother with separate sizing.

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