.50 cal reloading press and die?


September 25, 2005, 10:20 PM
ok im a newbie to reloading, the main reason for my interests of reloading are because my next gun will be a .50 cal. and after shooting my 30-06 a lot this summer i figured out i would be cheaper and more effective to begin reloading. i need to know who makes a press and die set that will allow me to reload .50 BFG, and 30-06, since those will be my main reloads?

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September 25, 2005, 10:25 PM

Not sure if this is what you wanted but I bought this kit and it works great, if you want to load the 50 bmg. I would go to grafs and sons and get it from there for150 bucks though.

September 25, 2005, 10:33 PM
perfect, do you suppose i could put a smaller die in that press to load up 30-06? but hey thanks for the quick reply.

September 25, 2005, 10:37 PM
You bet you can, it's easy and don't take no time at all. You'll love the setup.

September 26, 2005, 11:25 AM
Hey maybe you just sold me on a AR-50 :evil: Since i wont have to spend major bucks for a press, dies and casetrimmer.

September 26, 2005, 06:16 PM
That's why we have one, :neener: :D

September 26, 2005, 06:50 PM
RCBS also has a press for 50BMG, it is pricey in the pack form but I believe it includes everything you need to get started except a powder measure.


September 26, 2005, 08:55 PM
hey deavis that set up from rcbs looks sweet. do you know a price on that or where the best shopping is? thanks

ahh found it... thanks anyhow.

do you think this one comes with the dies? http://www.grafs.com/fc/product/11927

haha edited for the 3rd time... nope thats just the press.

since im a begginer i think i will purchase this one http://www.grafs.com/metallic/product/7131 seems good to start with. opinions???

The Bushmaster
September 26, 2005, 10:31 PM
I assume (Damn! I should never assume anything :D ) you purchased two or three manuals with that press. You know...Like Lyman #48 or Speer #13.... :scrutiny:

September 26, 2005, 11:06 PM
taggged - I may ask for one of those for Christmas. :)

September 27, 2005, 01:00 AM
As far as I know Hornady and Barnes makes 50 cal BMG bullets and I have both manuals.

September 27, 2005, 06:04 AM

I have the Hornaday setup and it is pretty sweet. The press is the same design as the RCBS but the die setup is superior IMO.

RCBS trim die is not used by many folks in the 50 BMG world. The dedicated case trimmer for the cartridge is much faster....I have a Lyman Acculine and it works pretty well. If you are planning on processing a LOT of cases (like for Ma Deuce) I'd look into a power trimmer.

Lots of good 50 BMG information over on Biggerhammer if you are looking for loading info and tips.

September 27, 2005, 11:35 PM
+1 for the lee setup works great!!
Had a ammo master :( .035 run out at the top of stroke!! Called rcbs well it's in tollerance [not to me it aint] Returned it 4 credit on a rockchucker supreme :)...

September 28, 2005, 03:31 PM
hey mpthole you are in wisconsin??? me too. i think that will be on my christmas list too, lol santa can put 2 of em in his slay... thanks for all the info guys.

September 28, 2005, 03:37 PM
garrett1955 - yep, near the La Crosse area. At the Holmen club, I'm on the board, do the website and newsletter. I also belong to the La Crosse Rifle Club which has a very nice 600 yard range.

September 28, 2005, 04:33 PM
awesome, i'm in weston, near wausau. my aunt and uncle live in onalaska, so not to far from you. next summer when i get my .50 i will have to come and make a visit. nice to meat some other shooters in wisconsin.

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