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Portable Reloading Press

Post by JEBar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:58 pm

we are home and I am once again thinking about rigging up a portable reloading station that I can use both at home and while we are traveling .... as of this second, I'm strongly considering going with a Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic Reloading Press ===> https://www.amazon.com/Hornady-085010-L ... r=1-2&th=1 .... emotionally, I keep going back to a Rock Chucker but the $70 difference will more than pay for most of the other items I will need to purchase .... all-in-all, it appears that I need to bring an end to the theorizing and order a press .... the reality is to come up with a buildable design for the portable station I need to have the press in hand
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Post by BigAl52 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:05 pm

If it was me and I ordered another press it would be a turret type press to keep all the dies I wanted in the turret. But thats just me to each there own.
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Re: Portable Reloading Press

Post by JEBar » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:26 pm

no doubt a turret press would offer advantages .... a Lee brand turret is the only one I've found that isn't a good deal more expensive .... the problem with that press is (Per Lee) it cannot be used to load some of the ammo that I use
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Post by clovishound » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:50 am

JEBar wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:26 pm
no doubt a turret press would offer advantages .... a Lee brand turret is the only one I've found that isn't a good deal more expensive .... the problem with that press is (Per Lee) it cannot be used to load some of the ammo that I use
What ammo are you wanting to reload that can't be done on a Lee Classic Turret? I have one and load 30-06 with it.
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Re: Portable Reloading Press

Post by JEBar » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:11 am

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What ammo are you wanting to reload that can't be done on a Lee Classic Turret? I have one and load 30-06 with it.
300 WBY Mag .... they require a considerable amount of pressure to resize and are a couple of tenths too long .... in addition, I'm most comfortable with a single stage press
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Post by BigAl52 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:53 am

Jim
Isnt this press a traveling press to be takin with you in the RV?
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Post by RanchRoper » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 am

The Lee turret is pretty handy and works well. Of course I only do one caliber but if I got into 45-70, I can see the advantage of just swapping turrets.
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Post by JEBar » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:29 am

BigAl52 wrote:
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Jim
Isnt this press a traveling press to be takin with you in the RV?

that plus being able to taken directly to our family range when we are working up a load ....
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Post by BigAl52 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:49 am

Im sure you will figure something out that will fit your needs. Dont know how much you use the 300 WBY.
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Post by Ojaileveraction » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:51 am

300 WBY Mag .... they require a considerable amount of pressure to resize and are a couple of tenths too long .
Read this on the Lee Sight.

"Deactivate the Auto index feature and you can batch reload the longest rifle cartridges"

I use a Hornady lnl.
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