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What Press(es) Are In Your Reloading Room?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by loadedround, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. loadedround

    loadedround Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. saitek

    saitek Well-Known Member

    what presses

    i only have two that i use rcbs rock chucker's although i have a corbon bullet swager i could use if i wanted .
  3. sugarmaker

    sugarmaker Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2012
  4. Bullseye25

    Bullseye25 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. Plastikosmd

    Plastikosmd Well-Known Member

    Only one

    dillon 550b

    soon a dillon BFR
  6. codefour

    codefour Well-Known Member

    1. RCBS Pro 2000
    2. Redding T-7 Turret
    3. Redding Big Boss II
    4. RockChucker Jr
  7. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    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
  8. bad375

    bad375 Well-Known Member

    Lee Classic Turret
    Herters No 3 and a C&H
  9. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    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.

  10. crracer_712

    crracer_712 Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. dbro822

    dbro822 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    2 blue and 3 red.
    Dillon SDb
    Dillon 550b
    Lee single stage
    12g Mec
    20g Mec
  13. Vartarg

    Vartarg Well-Known Member


    Hornady LNL progressive for 9mm, .40 & .38 special

    Forster Coax

    Lee 4 Hole turret

    Harrells Precision .308 model
  14. KansasPaul

    KansasPaul Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. RichS194

    RichS194 Member

    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...
  16. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    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.

  17. A Pause for the Coz

    A Pause for the Coz Well-Known Member

    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.


  18. PapaG

    PapaG Well-Known Member

    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.
  19. CHALK22

    CHALK22 Well-Known Member

    Hornady LNL AP w/case feeder/budget bullet feeder
    Hornady LNL SS w/Primer feed
    Lee Deluxe(gasp!) Turret
  20. JohnM

    JohnM Well-Known Member

    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.

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