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Thread: Tired of my Single Stage...........what next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by W.R.Buchanan View Post
    Gavin also did a video on My Hand Press, he liked it and was actually sizing .308 Machine Gun Brass in one stroke. It takes me 3 strokes to get one sized on my Rock Chucker.

    have a look.

    I am not much of a rifle shooter; revolvers 25 and 50 yards

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    Danny, I didn’t compare the 550 to a Cobra. I suggested that it didn’t make sense to get rid of something because others like. Makes the same sense to me as getting rid of an AR-15 because there are lots of tacticool folks that are enthusiastic about them. Getting rid of something because you just don’t like it, OTOH, makes all the sense in the world.
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    dannyd: it will easily do any of those, and anything else shorter than 3.75" I have a guy who loads .577 NE on his by the campfire in Africa! however it is not the right tool for loading Hi volume. It is a Single Stage Press

    "It's not how well you do what you know how to do,,,It's how well you do what you DON'T know how to do!"

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    Probably already mentioned, but converting my ancient RCBS Rock Chucker single stage into a Lee Breech Lock using Lee's inexpensive screw-in adapter ( made the single stage amazingly quick to use.

    Then get a supply of spline-drive Breech Lock adapters with built-in lock rings.

    I've actually found myself pulling dies out of my Dillon 550 tool blocks and setting them up for the single stage; especially sizing dies for shouldered cases that need trimming.

    If a case needs trimming, you really need to work them before they're ready for a progressive press: Decapping, tumbling, sizing, trimming, deburring can all be done on a single stage easier than a progressive. After the brass is prepped, then the progressive works well.

    The progressive press works great for straight wall pistol calibers.

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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