Newbie Needs Advice Again


December 28, 2005, 04:51 PM
You guys have helped me alot and I again need your advice and opinions..
I have just finished reading Lyman's 48th Edition and going to start the ABC's of Reloading..
Well I was going to get the RCBS Rock Chucker Master Starter Kit...But now I think I might want to start with a turret press...I know that if I got a plain single stage that I would want a turret sooner or later so might as well start with one...
I need you guys advice and opinions on this and also what press to get...I was looking at Lyman T-Mag, RCBS, Redding and Hornaday...

I will be reloading .40 and 45 ACP and 357 mag and 38..

Rifle I will be reloading 223 and 30-30 and maybe 270...

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December 28, 2005, 05:02 PM
I would recommend the Redding T-7.
A bit more expensive, but everything I have read, you won't regret it.

I currently have the Reading Boss, and I am very pleased with the quality.

p.s. If I am not mistaken, the T-7 has a primer catcher that supposedly doesn't make a mess like my BOSS does.

December 28, 2005, 05:59 PM
I switched from a single stage to a Redding T-7 about a year ago. The quickness of changing between dies is a great feature. The press is big, heavy and very solidly built. I have had absolutely zero problems with it since I bolted it to my bench. It does have a primer catcher in that a small vinyl tube extends from the bottom of the ram and fills with spent primers. I usually run the tube directly to a bucket so that I don't have to worry about emptying it.

The only downside I can think of is the initial cost, but when you're talking about a tool that will last your lifetime, splurge and go for the speed. You won't remember how much money you spent in a year, but you will always appreciate the turret.

I say go for it.


BTW Down the road, I'd go progressive for the pistol and keep the turret for rifle and precision stuff. It's the way I do it and it works quite well.

December 28, 2005, 06:21 PM
Best deal out there.

December 29, 2005, 06:46 AM
Best deal out there.

Here's my vote for the best deal out there

December 29, 2005, 12:51 PM
Buy once and cry once! Translated buy the best from day one!

The best turret press is the one you choose from Lyman, RCBS, or Redding!

My vote Redding T7!

Another option is the RCBS Rockchucker Supreme with Hornady Lock N Load Conversion! This allows you to set the die, and keep that setting!

December 30, 2005, 12:14 AM

For the money just start simple, the press is very not a big deal to figure out later once you do a little reloading yourself. Start out cheaper then the only thing you will replace is the press itself, and then its not useless, its great to keep for a bullet resizer or for rifle bullets.

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