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CH 4-station Pistol Champ for newbie?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by pat_jones, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. pat_jones

    pat_jones New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    I'll soon be buying my first reloading press. I will be reloading .357 and .38 special to begin with and at sometime in the future I will likely load .45 colt and perhaps a few rifle rounds.

    I will probably load 200 or so pistol rounds a week and I would like to have something a little quicker than a single station press.

    I like the looks of the CH pistol champ (http://www.ch4d.com/), but I am concerned about the small variety of weights their pushbutton powder measure will throw due to the limited number of powder bushings available. Will the limited number of bushings really be a problem?

    The other option I'm considering is purchasing the CH 4 station H press and primer feeder, and then getting a set of Lee Dies with a Lee Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure. The Lee Auto-disk will throw a wider variety of charges, but the CH pushbutton measure has less plastic. I'm sure I'll be happy with the Lee dies, but I don't now which powder measure I'll be happier with.

    Any opinions?
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    I have an old CH AutoChamp progressive that uses the same powder bushings. I have seldom had trouble picking my load.

    Bear in mind that if you want a load not listed on the bushing chart, you can buy the next smaller size bushing and ream it out until it delivers just what you want.

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