What Press(es) Are In Your Reloading Room?


April 9, 2012, 11:10 AM
I'm curious and I don't think this question was ever asked on this THR site. What presses are currently set up in your reloading room now? In my case my son and I have the following reloading equipment:
1. Dillon SL900 shotshell press.
2. Dillon 650XL press.
3. Dillon 550B press (had two but sold one to buy the 650).
4. Redding Boss press.
All presses are set up to load specific rounds with the exception of the SL900 that is set up to load 12 ga trap loads. Let's hear what you use?

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April 9, 2012, 11:17 AM
i only have two that i use rcbs rock chucker's although i have a corbon bullet swager i could use if i wanted .

April 9, 2012, 11:31 AM
Hornady LNL-AP with case feeder (2011)
RCBS rock chucker (1994 vintage)
RCBS reloader special (1974 vintage) under bench at the moment
Lee hand press in the range box
2 mec 600's 12 and 20

April 9, 2012, 11:32 AM
Lee 4-hole Turret. First press, so far it's been good to me. Set up for .40 cal, .357, and 9mm dies are on the way.

April 9, 2012, 11:41 AM
Only one

dillon 550b

soon a dillon BFR

April 9, 2012, 11:41 AM
1. RCBS Pro 2000
2. Redding T-7 Turret
3. Redding Big Boss II
4. RockChucker Jr

April 9, 2012, 11:42 AM
RCBS Partner (or maybe it is called a Jr) circa 1980
Redding Boss circa 1998
Hornady L-N-L progressive circa 2009
Dillon SDB (45 ACP) circa 2010
Dillon SDB (9x19) circa 2011
MEC 600jr (20 ga) circa 1985
MEC 600jr (12 ga) circa 1990
MEC 600jr (28 ga) circa 1990
MEC 600jr (410 bore) circa 1990

Handgun plus 30 Carbine loaded on the progressives.
Rifle loaded on the Redding single stage

April 9, 2012, 11:50 AM
Lee Classic Turret
Herters No 3 and a C&H

Arkansas Paul
April 9, 2012, 12:00 PM
RCBS Reloader Special
Lee Breech Lock
Lyman Acculine that we picked up at a gun show for almost nothing. It is used mainly for sizing cast boolits.

Will be adding a Lyman T-Mag Turret soon to speed up loading pistol rounds.

Here are mine set up.


April 9, 2012, 12:05 PM
Mec 600 Jr. (pre 82) for 20 gauge
Mec Grabber for 12 guage
Lee Challenger, used mostly for rifle loads
Lee Classic Turret, primarily pistol loads.

April 9, 2012, 12:05 PM
1) RCBS Rock Chucker for Hunting rifles.
1) Dillon RL550, was set up for 45acp and 38 super.
1) Dillon Super 1050 in route,(hopefully it will show up today) that will take over the 45, 38 super, 9x19, and 223, then the 550 will get set up for 357/38spe.
1) Very old RCBS single stage it is my dads and is the press I learned on, he has not loaded in a lot of years so he gave it to me, I now keep him stocked up on plinking rounds.

April 9, 2012, 12:10 PM
2 blue and 3 red.
Dillon SDb
Dillon 550b
Lee single stage
12g Mec
20g Mec

April 9, 2012, 12:17 PM
Hornady LNL progressive for 9mm, .40 & .38 special

Forster Coax

Lee 4 Hole turret

Harrells Precision .308 model

April 9, 2012, 12:22 PM
My presses consist of:
-Lee single stage (my first press), bench mounted - handles all of my rifle calibers.
-RCBS Ammomaster progressive, mounted to a steel stand (moveable)- for all pistol calibers.
-Lee hand press - because I thought that it would go to the range with me - I've used it just a few times.

April 9, 2012, 12:56 PM
Lee Hand Press with dies for 38, 357, and 40. Yes it takes longer but is time well spent for helping me "recover" from a long day at the office...

April 9, 2012, 01:13 PM
One medium Hollywood Senior.
One large Hollywood Senior.
One RCBS Rockchucker.
One Hornady LNL.
One Magma Case Master Jr..
One MEC 9000gn.
One MEC 8567N.
One Tri-Standard Load-A-Matic that I'm restoring.

Hope this helps.


A Pause for the Coz
April 9, 2012, 01:21 PM
Right now I am running a two press set up that also gets used as a three press set up.

A RCBS Rock Chucker single stage that pulls double duty as a progressive using a Piggy Back 2 set up, when I need to make a bigger run.

A Lee 4 hole turret for the rest.

Set up works pretty good, but will buy another RCBS press when I find a deal on one. Maybe a RL 3 or some thing like that.



April 9, 2012, 01:30 PM
Lyman All American Turret. Two Lyman Spar Ts. One RCBS JR. Two Lee Pro1000s (ugh). One MEC Grabber, Two Mec 650s, three Mec 600s (one 12, one 20, one 410) and if that isn't enough, four Lyman Tong tools, one for 45 colt, one for 357, one for 243 and one for 30-30 with extra dies for 44-40.

April 9, 2012, 01:36 PM
Hornady LNL AP w/case feeder/budget bullet feeder
Hornady LNL SS w/Primer feed
Lee Deluxe(gasp!) Turret

April 9, 2012, 01:41 PM
Number of years ago I got rid of a ton of stuff I thought I would never use again. won't get into how big a mistake that was!
Now I'm back to just one single stage and I load a lot with it.I bought one of the cast iron Lee's because I liked how it was made, no regrets on that one.

April 9, 2012, 02:20 PM
On my bench is a Lee classic turret and Dillon xl650.
I have a Lee hand press that I use once in a while if I want to decap while watching tv or be more comfortable.

April 9, 2012, 02:25 PM
Only one a Dillon 550B circa 1987. Load 9mm, .45 ACP and .38/.357.

April 9, 2012, 04:06 PM
1) RCBS Rock Chucker - The one that came with all the starter bits.
Only reload 9mm but I am very happy with it so far.

April 9, 2012, 04:14 PM
RCBS RockChucker

Been looking at a Redding T-7......

April 9, 2012, 04:22 PM
I have 2 RCBS Rock Chuckers (for rifles, one set for sizing, the other for seating), 1 RCBS JR (for removing primers) and a Dillon 550b for mostly handgun loads and .223.

loose noose
April 9, 2012, 05:18 PM
1. RCBS Rock Chucker
2. RCBS Piggyback progressive reloader with all the plates
3. Mec 600 for 12 ga.
4. Mec 600 for .410
5. Lee Load-All for 20 ga.
6. Lyman sizer that has heating element
7. Lyman sizer for soft lube
8. Lee furnace:)

April 9, 2012, 05:31 PM
Hmmmmmm-- Lets see

1 RCBS Rock Chucker, Older one with the cast AL primer catch tray.
1 RCBS Turret press
1 Lyman Spar-T Turret
1 Lee O type that is cast Iron--Classic Cast?
1 Lee Challenger press
1 Lee handheld press. For range work.
1 MEC 600 JR 12 GA
1 MEC 600 JR 20 GA
1 MEC 600 JR 28 GA
1 MEC 600 JR .410
1 Miller & Allen Arbor press

I only set up a single MEC at a time on the bench due to space restrictions.
Lee Challenger is dedicated to a Lee universal decapping die.

April 9, 2012, 05:50 PM
I have a Lee Load Master, Lee Pro1000, Lee BL Classic Cast, Lee BL Hand Press, & RCBS Partner. I was thinking there was 6.

April 9, 2012, 05:54 PM
I had an RCBS Rockchucker. It could do everything. Never needed anything else.

hang fire
April 9, 2012, 06:33 PM
These, a Mec Jr, Lee hand press, five Lyman 310 tools and several boxes of the old Lee whackem classics


April 9, 2012, 06:44 PM
I'm a simple man...

1) RCBS Rock Chucker (for both rifle and handgun calibers)

2) Mec 600 Jr. (with change dies to load 10 ga., 12 ga. and 20 ga.)

I'm retired so changing over and single steps in reloading let me take my time, enjoy it and do things right.

April 9, 2012, 06:56 PM
Forster CoAx
Hornady LNL-AP
C&H Model 333
Lee Hand Press (not used much since I got the CoAx)
old C&H 'C' press (don't know what model) Looks like cast iron but it's aluminum. I've never used this one.

April 9, 2012, 07:58 PM
Rock Chucker

Versa MEC 12 ga

I has a C&H Progressive for .38 Spl but Katrina got it.


April 9, 2012, 08:19 PM
Lee classic breechlock, Lee Loadall II 12ga w/ 16ga adapter. Lee hand press.

April 9, 2012, 08:43 PM
Only two

Dillon Square Deal B for small primer stuff
(.380, 9mm, .38/.357, .40)
Dillon RL 550B for large primer stuff
(.44 spl/mag, .45 ACP, .500 S&W and coming up .308)

April 9, 2012, 08:54 PM
550, 650, Hornady Projector, Lyman All American, Ponsness Warren P200, Lyman Spartan, Redding Boss and MEC 600.

April 9, 2012, 09:06 PM
1624802 Dillon 550B's
1 Lyman T Mag
1 MEC Sizemaster 12ga

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April 9, 2012, 09:25 PM
Lee O S/S
Lee Classic Turret
3 Star Universals , 2 are spares
Super 1050

April 9, 2012, 09:30 PM
I only set up a single MEC at a time on the bench due to space restrictions.
Lee Challenger is dedicated to a Lee universal decapping die.

Of my 9 presses (5 cartridge, 4 shot shell) only one is in play at any time. The metallic presses are each mounted on their own floor stand. The un-used presses are stored against the wall out of the way.

The shot shell presses are mounted to the reloading table when used, otherwise they are stored on a shelf. The MEC 600jr's will stand by themselves when not in use.

Otherwise, I would not have room for everything.

April 9, 2012, 09:54 PM
Rock Chucker II, Lee Classic Turrett, and a Mec 600 JR Mark V.

April 9, 2012, 10:16 PM
Just one. It handles my shooting needs just fine.

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April 9, 2012, 10:19 PM
Dillon 550B
Hornady 366 (.410)

April 9, 2012, 10:29 PM
Hornady LnL AP and LnL single-stage, purchased in that order.

April 9, 2012, 10:31 PM
I have a Lee Load Master, Lee Pro1000, Lee BL Classic Cast, Lee BL Hand Press, & RCBS Partner. I was thinking there was 6.
Now I remember. I have a Hornady LNL AP EZject.

April 9, 2012, 10:33 PM
Matched pair of Dillon SDB's(one for 9mm and one for .45) and an older Mec 700 Versamec for 12 ga.

Arkansas Paul
April 9, 2012, 10:41 PM
Dillon Square Deal B for small primer stuff
(.380, 9mm, .38/.357, .40)

I thought Square Deals were single caliber units.

April 9, 2012, 10:43 PM
1-Dillon RL550B
4- Hornady 366s 12, 20, 28, and .410
1-Froster Co-ax

Also 1 Hornady 007 press that I clamp temporarily to my work bench outside of my reloading room for decapping at times, pulling bullets, or for giving some hands on experience to people who want to learn to reload. This is also the reason I have kept all my old Hornady dies. I don't want to deal with stuck cases or misuse of my Reddings

April 9, 2012, 10:54 PM
I just have a Lyman T Mag. Thinking about getting a lee classic turret to speed up pistol rounds.

April 9, 2012, 11:27 PM
I thought Square Deals were single caliber units.

Nope. you can get cartridge change kits just like other presses.

It is just at the low price of the SDB, it does not really cost much more to buy the whole shooting match and change cartridges by swapping out the whole press.

The SDBs are limited to handgun cartridges and Dillon propriety dies so there is a limited number of choices available.

April 10, 2012, 12:23 AM
It seems I'm not the only one who has loading press just showing up on my bench I have a lyman single stage, a lee load all in 16 ga, a mec versa mec in 410, a mec jr 12, mec jr in 20 ga, and a mec jr that is getting ready to be converted to 28 ga

April 10, 2012, 12:24 AM
Hornady LNL AP
Lee Breechlock
Lee Classic Turret

April 10, 2012, 12:35 AM
RCBS Rock Chucker
Forster Co-Ax
Lee Classic Turret (4 hole)

Flatbush Harry
April 10, 2012, 01:05 AM
I have a RCBS Rockchucker for my rifle reloading and a RCBS Turret for handgun, with different turret heads for different calibers.


April 10, 2012, 01:22 AM
Lee 4-Hole
Lee Reloader is being shipped as we speak/read/type.
an OLD Lyman Turret, no longer in use.

April 10, 2012, 07:06 AM
RCBS Rockchuker
Pacific DL-350 With 12, 16 & 20 ga die sets
MEC 650 12 ga
Lee Loadall 12 ga

Kevin Rohrer
April 10, 2012, 07:52 PM
From left to right:
*Dillon 550B
*CH 444
*Hollywood Senior
*Dunbar 2-station (x2)
*Hollywood Senior Turret
*Hollywood Universal B
*Hollywood Universal III Special

April 10, 2012, 08:03 PM
For me it's,
Lee classic turret,
Dillon 550,
Lyman 4500 lube/sizer

April 10, 2012, 08:07 PM
MEC Sizemaster 12 ga
MEC Sizemaster 20 ga
MEC Sizemaster 28 ga

Red Cent
April 10, 2012, 10:42 PM
Same ol' same ol'.

Ponsness/Warren 800 Plus
Dillion Square Deal B
Lee Spartan Turrett
Mec 600
Dillon 650 45 ACP
Dillon 650 45 Colt
Dillon 650 38



April 10, 2012, 10:46 PM
dillon 550 (1885 model)
dillon 550b
lyman sparten single stage (1973 model)
texas star single stage press
mec 12 ga shotgun press

April 11, 2012, 09:25 AM
Lee Reloader, Lee Turret 4-hole and Lee Loader Tool set

April 11, 2012, 09:53 AM
RCBS JR, Redding T-7 Turret (2), Dillon RL550B.

Just my .02,

April 11, 2012, 10:40 AM
Dillon 550, Dillon 650, Lyman Turret, Hornaday single stage,Lee Classic single stage,Lee Breachlock single stage,2 Mec 12 Ga Shot Gun Loaders

April 11, 2012, 02:19 PM
Just my little Lee BL Challenger....

April 11, 2012, 08:46 PM
Rockchucker IV
Dillon SDB X 2 (one lg and one sm primer)
Dillon 550 X 2 ( " " " "
MEC 600 Jr (20 ga)
MEC 9000G (12 ga)

April 12, 2012, 10:39 AM
Lee Deluxe Turret (pistol and .223)
Lee Challenger (Rifle + brass prep)
MEC 600's in .410 + 28 ga. to afford to shoot these great sub gauges

April 22, 2012, 06:52 AM
I have a Lyman Crusher II & my RCBS Mini-Grand 12ga press & maybe a Dillon BL550 in the next few months or a Lee Classic Turret Press

April 22, 2012, 09:26 AM
RCBS Rockchucker

April 22, 2012, 01:21 PM
lee 4 hole turret and lee breechlock. all the hand gun rounds but 44mag in the turret. all rifle in the breechlock.

P5 Guy
April 22, 2012, 01:58 PM
Just my RockChucker.

April 22, 2012, 02:02 PM
Dillon 450 in 7.62 x 51
Dillon 450 in 5.56
Dillon 450 in .30-06
Dillon RL550 in .45 ACP
Dillon RL550 in 9mm
2 Rockchuckers for FL resizing and odd calibers
1 Lyman Spartan (I think, it's old)
MEC 650 shotshell

April 22, 2012, 02:16 PM
Nothing exotic here just a pair of Lee Pro 1000 and a Lee Reloader Press. I have complete setups for the Lee 1000 for doing 38/357, 9mm, 45 ACP, and 45 Colt as well as a hand method of doing 12 gauge shot shells.

April 22, 2012, 08:56 PM
Lee Classic Cast Turret (2010) - .32 H&R mag, .45 Colt, .223
Hornady LNL progressive (2011) - 9mm, .45 ACP

April 22, 2012, 09:41 PM
Lee classic turret press.

April 22, 2012, 10:02 PM
RCBS Rock Chucker (my first and still my favorite)
RCBS Partner (just use for decapping)
Lee Classic Turrent
XL 650

April 23, 2012, 01:01 AM
I have an old Rockchucker set up on one bench and a Dillon 550B on another. I have tooling for .38spl and .45acp with the Dillon.

April 23, 2012, 01:55 AM
Use all the time:
Bonanza co-ax press
Forster co-ax press
RCBS partner press

Use sometimes:
(3) Lee reloader presses
RCBS rockchucker press

Never use:
Lyman All American Press with shell holder adapter
Dillon 550B set up for 9mm and 223

I admire some aspects to the co-ax design, and have come up with modifications.

Gaucho Gringo
April 23, 2012, 08:11 PM
I have a Lee 4 hole turret and a Lyman Spartan single stage. Paid less than $70.00 for both presses used. Missed out a Dillon 550 complete that did 8 different cartridges & lots of other goodies last weekend. To replicate the entire setup I estimated to be $1600. - 1800. The guy wanted $650.00 for it. :banghead::banghead::banghead:

April 23, 2012, 09:18 PM
Lee Classic Cast Turret, Lee Classic Cast Single Stage

April 23, 2012, 09:34 PM
A Dillon 550B and a Lee Classic.

April 23, 2012, 10:48 PM
Hornady 007 for rifle.
Dillon 550B for handgun.

April 24, 2012, 12:08 AM
Lee 4 hole Classic Turret, Lee Classic Cast, Lee Reloader, Ponsness Warren 375, MEC Versamec , and Mec 762 Grabber

April 24, 2012, 12:10 AM
RCBS Reloader Special 3 for rifle/swaging/decapping
Lee Pro1000 in 45acp
Lee turret press for other pistol rounds

April 24, 2012, 02:20 AM
1 Dillon 550b
1 Lee loadmaster
1 Lee single stage

* and to add to Gaucho Gringo's post, I ALWAYS miss out on amazing Dillon deals like that and usually by just a few minutes!

April 24, 2012, 03:36 AM
Hello guys.
I have in my reloading room:
Dillon 550
RCBS Rock Ch.
Lee Classics Cast
Greeting from Espaņa.

April 24, 2012, 10:19 AM
Dillon 650
Redding Big Boss II

April 24, 2012, 10:56 AM
I have a Dillon 550b

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