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View Poll Results: Which press do you use/own?

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  • Single Stage

    239 78.10%
  • Turret

    128 41.83%
  • Progressive

    162 52.94%
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Thread: Which press do you use?

  1. #61
    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2009
    gardners pa.
    I started with a liberty it worked great for pistol and small to medium rifle. later I added a rcbs rock chucker to do case forming and larger rifle.

  2. #62
    Boolit Master

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    Apr 2007
    Southern Ky.
    Started out with a Lyman Spar-T Turret press and still use it for all rifle rounds, .223/5.56, .243, .30-06 and .30 Carbine (though the latter one is for a Ruger revolver). Then a Hornady/Pacific Pro-Jector (for .38/.357, .41, .44 Mag., and .45 Colt/.45 ACP) then a Dillon XL 650 (for .380, 9mm, .38-.357, .40/10mm, .45 Colt and .45 ACP). Like the versatility. Nearly forgot the Lyman Truline Jr my son brought home for me to mess with. Also an old Lyman 45 luber. Big Boomer
    Last edited by Big Boomer; 09-21-2019 at 10:30 PM.

  3. #63
    Boolit Buddy
    Eddie Southgate's Avatar
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    Dec 2016
    Southern Middle Tennessee
    5 Truline Jr's , 1 Lyman All American , 1 Hornady single . 1 Lee Cast Classic semi progressive/ turett , 1 rather large RCBS cast iron progressive and a ton of 310 sets . Not real sure what the RCBS is , was my dads . Also a very old C&H bullet press with .38 and .44 dies . Also have 7 MEC and three Texan shotgun loaders .
    Last edited by Eddie Southgate; 09-21-2019 at 08:35 PM.
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  4. #64
    Boolit Buddy derek45's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    Dillon XL650
    Dillon 550b
    old LEE Turret press . . . that I use like a single stage

    Last edited by derek45; 09-22-2019 at 12:04 PM.

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  5. #65
    Boolit Buddy Sam Casey's Avatar
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    Sep 2015
    Great Lakes
    RCBS Summit and Lee basic C for metallic; 6 MEC progressives for shotgun.

  6. #66
    Boolit Master am44mag's Avatar
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    Jun 2017
    NE Texas/SE Oklahoma
    Quote Originally Posted by OS OK View Post
    Same here...I never know from day to day what's coming up next or what I'll feel like doing. I keep them all set up all the time then all I have to do is put the right dies in the LnL or the right turret top on the T Mag II...

    The Green Machine and the Bench Primer now have their own spot and they have their own pedistal...

    So it's whatever you want to or need to do...just drag up a stool and get with it.
    How do you like that RCBS auto primer? The LNL is a little finicky when it comes to priming, so I find it easier to just pre-prime the cases.

  7. #67
    Boolit Mold 2A-Jay's Avatar
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    Sep 2019
    Ocean Park WA
    Rock Chucker Single Stage and a Vintage Lyman Spar T 6 position turret.

  8. #68
    Boolit Master
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    Apr 2013
    west virginia
    Hollywood senior with .257 swage dies, rcbs 2A that I swage 44 mag with, bonanza coax, 2 Dillon 550’s, Lyman t mag, mec 10 ga steelmaster and 2 mec 600’s in 12 and 20 ga.
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  9. #69
    Boolit Master BigAlofPa.'s Avatar
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    Dec 2018
    Shamokin/Coal twp Pa.
    I missed the part about pick all. I use single stage and turret.
    One round at a time.
    Member of Valley Gun & Country Club. Elysburg Pa.

  10. #70
    Boolit Master OS OK's Avatar
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    Dec 2015
    El Dorado County, N. Ca.
    Quote Originally Posted by am44mag View Post
    How do you like that RCBS auto primer? The LNL is a little finicky when it comes to priming, so I find it easier to just pre-prime the cases.
    I think it's great...I like to bring primed brass to all the presses now. It has a positive feel when they are set proper.
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  11. #71
    Boolit Mold
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    Apr 2017
    I started loading on an RCBS Rock Chucker but now load all rifle and pistol on two Dillon 550s.

  12. #72
    Boolit Buddy threett1's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    Prague, Oklahoma
    A Redding T7, Dillon 550b, Rockchucker and a CH single. Life is good.
    If it doesn't shoot an ounce of lead, its a wimp load.

  13. #73
    Boolit Grand Master

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Northwest Ohio
    It depends on what Im loading as to the press I use most handgun rounds are loaded on a 650. High power ammo was loaded on another 650. Odd ball short runs is one of the single stage as is the BPCR ammo.
    Another interesting bit of info would be what means of measuring powder charges do people use?

  14. #74
    Rock Chucker, Hornady LNL AP, and on order is one of the new Lyman Turrets. Rock Chucker gets used in conjunction with the LNL to load a lot of 458 socom these days. Also do 45 on the LNL. Assuming the Lyman works well, it will probably take over a lot of the precise rifle loading duties.

  15. #75
    Boolit Buddy iwottopq's Avatar
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    Feb 2011
    Calabria, South (and sunny) Italy
    I use...
    A Lee turret, two Lee Pro1000, a RCBS Rock Chucker, a RCBS Partner...and other...

  16. #76
    Boolit Master Shawlerbrook's Avatar
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    Nov 2015
    Central NY
    Mostly rifle and usually 20-50 rounds at a time so its single stage presses for me.

  17. #77
    Boolit Master
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    Aug 2005
    I use them all. Turret and prog mostly for semiauto pistols.

    I could use progressive for,say, 500 S&W or 45-70 but I prefer single stage,making 50 or 100 rounds per batch only. I like to examine things and see what's going on.

  18. #78
    Boolit Master
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    Jul 2013
    barry s wales uk
    a wamadet mainly, a lee c press for boolit sizing and a lee hand press i got sh cheap just in case.

  19. #79
    Boolit Master

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    Aug 2014
    Visalia, Ca
    Dillon 650 for 38 spl, 357 mag, 40 S & W, 44 Mag & Spec, 45 ACP, 223; Dillon 550 for 44-40, 38-40, 32-20, 25-20, 45 Colt; Lyman Turret for everything else.

  20. #80
    Boolit Master
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    May 2013
    Eastern WY
    I mostly use a LEE 4-hole cast turret press, but as a single stage, also a 3-hole Lee Cast turret - converted from 4-hole, a LEE Loadmaster, a LEE Pro 1000 and a little used Dillon 550B. I have an old red Pacific cast iron single stage (1971?) for super heavy ultra small base sizing of military brass. I guess I have turret presses but really don't use the 'turret' concept.

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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