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Christmas surprise!!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RugerSAFan, Dec 28, 2005.

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  1. RugerSAFan

    RugerSAFan Member

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    I was shocked (and very pleased) to receive a RCBS 2000 Progressive for Christmas from my folks.

    I don't think I have been that pleased with a Christmas gift in 20+ years of adulthood. Everyone was a little surprised how I just sat on the sofa hugging the box with a great big old grin on my face!

    I could've (and was quietly planning) the purchase of a progressive on my own; it just meant so much receiving as a gift.

    Any one else receive a gift in adulthood that gave them the same feeling of surprise and excitement??
     
  2. ReloaderFred

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    Congratulations! Those are folks who are really in tune with your needs.

    The only gift that I've received that would come close to yours is my final divorce papers from my first wife over 20 years ago............

    Fred
     
  3. Matthew748

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    It sounds like you got a real nice gift.

    Please keep us posted on the RCBS Pro 2000. I have been looking at that press but am having a hard time getting info on it, just mixed reviews from Midway and product descriptions. Every progressive press thread seems to turn into a Dillion vs. Hornady vs. Lee debate.
     
  4. Hawk

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    My wife gave me a Dillon SL900.

    It showed up a couple weeks early and she had some coaching, but what the hey...

    :)
     
  5. armoredman

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    That's cool! I wish my wife could have done something like that...
     
  6. RugerSAFan

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    One reason it was such a surprise is it was from my folks, and I live 550 miles away. They have never seen my reloading equipment, and I don't talk about reloading too much (at least to them!).

    On Christmas morning, I canceled my flight, and drove the 550 miles instead.

    I'm glad I did. Dad told me later he was not sure how we was going to get the press to me if I flew. The press is really heavy!
     
  7. caz223

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    If I was gonna pick a third press, and it had to be green.....
    I seriously considered a RCBS progressive a few years back, the priming system is better than dillons. It's got a solid ram too.
    I know that b*stard's heavy.
     
  8. Uncle Don

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    Congratulations - that was a great gift that will keep on giving for the rest of your life. You're a lucky man to have a wife that supports your hobby to that degree.
     
  9. Uncle Don

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    For the record, I never push Lee for the sake of it. I only defend when some others rant that they are no good, do not work or are poor quality. A progressive press is an individual choice and one I argue can't be made for you. Look at all the options, decide how much you want to spend and most importantly, have a good time.
     
  10. Tidewater Tom

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    Christmas gift

    Yippy! I got my Dillion 650 last Christmas and have a ball with it. Of course I did have to give my wife some tips on what accessories to get. I just got a set of dies for my kids 44mag. can't wait to load some 300gr HP's.
     
  11. lee n. field

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    Lucky you. I ask for reloading stuff, and either noone has a clue what I'm asking for, or has the vague impression that it's illegal.
     
  12. Peter M. Eick

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    The Pro2000 is a great press. I have been hammering away on mine on and off all week. I think I am rapidly approaching 200,000 rnds made on mine so far, but I have not looked at my records in that much detail. If you have questions about them, start a new thread. There are a bunch of us Pro2000 fans here but we tend to get shouted down by the blue and red crowds.

    Just keep in mind that you have probably the safest press made. To my knowledge there has been no published case of an APS primer strip detonating like the tubes full of primers can/does/will/may. If you want some fun, go read about the Dillon and Lee "blast shields" for their tube feed primer system in their online documentation. Then sit down over a beer and look at your pro2000 and wonder why anyone would want to load with a press that has a blast shield. Scary huh? I love that little APS primer system. The safest way to prime I have found yet for a progressive.
     
  13. longrifleman

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    This year I made my wife a list with catalog no.s and page no.s and numbered them in order of preference, through the top three. I got the top three. Next year the list will be numbered all the way to he bottom.:D
     
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