which brand press do you use?

Discussion in 'General Reloading' started by billy, Dec 27, 2010.

which brand do you use most?

  1. dillon

    14.1%
  2. rcbs

    28.2%
  3. lee

    41.2%
  4. other -explain

    16.5%
  1. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    i realize many of us have more than one press
    for instance i have dillon/lee/lyman
    which one do you use the most?


     
  2. Browning

    Browning G&G Newbie

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    I use a Hornady single stage. I love it!
     
  3. Elvis Is Dead

    Elvis Is Dead G&G Newbie

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    I have a plain Lee Press I bought because it was cheap. I wanted to make sure it was something I would do rather than be an expensive dust collector. The Lee was the cheapest but I am happy with it. I had my share of errors during the trial and error period but I have also made some good ammo and found a new hobbyI can share with my grand children. Thinking about upgrading to a progressive set now that I know I enjoy it.
     
  4. ottawa rogue

    ottawa rogue G&G Evangelist

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    I've got a mixmaster reloading setup.
    press is a Lee challenger, scale and powder measure are RCBS and i use Lyman and Lee dies.
     
  5. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    i ended up with all diffrent brands of stuff
    some i never heard of before.
     
  6. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    i use the dillon 550b the most
    and the lee single stage for sizing gas checks
    i think i will sell the lyman turret just because i dont use it anymore.
    great press
    but the dillon does everything it can do.
     
  7. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    yep
    i bought the lee kit to find out if i liked reloading
    then i decided i wanted to spend more time shooting than loading
     
  8. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf G&G Evangelist

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    I like the Dillon RL550B for handgun loads, the RCBS Rockchucker for rifle loads.
    Real fine no BS warranties and customer service with both companies.
     
  9. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Evangelist

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    lee pro 1000 and a lee brech lok

    bought the brech lok 1st and loaded a few hundred rounds of rifle and pistol and decided i needed a better way to load handgun ammo so i bought the pro 1000 for just hand gun ammo and love the single stage for rifle
     
  10. MosinMan

    MosinMan G&G Evangelist

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    RCBS rockchucker. Had 2 lee turrets and hated them.
     
  11. hounddawg

    hounddawg G&G Enthusiast

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    Ayuh.
     
  12. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    The Rockchucker Supreme is the only one I've owned but I would like to get their turret press at some point or perhaps even a Redding.
     
  13. GUNZABLAZIN

    GUNZABLAZIN G&G Evangelist

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    Lee for my rifle and hangun, I use a Pacific for shotshells
     
  14. Blackrock

    Blackrock G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Lyman All American
    Lee Turret
    Lee Classic
    Pacific O' Press
     
  15. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

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    the all american is a nice machine
    i hate to see mine go but.
    it is just sitting there.
     
  16. outlaw

    outlaw G&G Addict

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    I started off with a bair press back in 1969, it was a good press, but sold
    it to my cousin which he still uses today. (Sold it in 1971) Sense then I only
    use a Lee turrent press. It"s what i like, and it works just fine for me.
     
  17. deepdarkwater

    deepdarkwater G&G Newbie

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    i got a lee brech lock 3 pro 1000s lee turret and an old rcbs the pro 1000 i love the pro 1000 for the 9mm 223 and 45acp the brech lock is what i use for my 7mag
     
  18. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

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    one press? the most.....uuungggh.
    i have 2-550's
    two ponsess warrens. one converts to 20 ga and the other does 2-3/4 through 3-1/2 12 ga
    three mec's in 12 ga and one in 20
    a pacific 336, used in conjunction with the mecs for sizing and final crimping.
    two rcbs , one is used for swaging
    one hornady
    one lee c-press [i use for the power trimmer.] for rifle brass.
    and an old c-press by challenger all but this one is sey up permanently. [mainly because it doesn't have interchangeable shell holders]
    even when doing rifle rounds i use more than one press at a time.
    one to seat, and one to crimp, or remove the mouth flair.

    the c-press and mec's get used the least.
    the others get used equally.
     
  19. Elvis Is Dead

    Elvis Is Dead G&G Newbie

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    Why 3 of the Pro 100's? Are they dificult to change calibers? That is one worry I have about getting a progressive press, they seem to be very caliber specific.
     
  20. toolman

    toolman Resident Sasquatch Forum Contributor

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    Dang runfive, I finally met someone with more presses than me! I got on a kick a few years ago of buying stuff on fleabay to see what I really liked that fit my budget. My current lineup is Lee Classic Cast Turret, Lee Pro 1000, old CH single stage (only used for decapping '06 family brass), Pacific DL-105 12 ga. 2 3\4", MEC 500 12 ga. 2 3\4". Ive also got a partial "parts press" for the DL-105 since parts are somewhat hard to find.
     
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