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RCBS piggy back set up

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bruno2, Sep 9, 2009.

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  1. Bruno2

    Bruno2 Member

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    Are any of you guys using this set up? and is it worth the money for a progressive press ?

    I see a lot of problems being posted with the Hornady LNL and I am becoming a little leary of purchasing one besides the fact that it will cost arund 6-700 dollars to get it up and running .
     
  2. jibbs

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    I run a RCBS progressive and love it to death. A lot of guys I shoot with who reload use Dillon's. For the money you can get a good Dillon for less then 700 with everything you need. RCBS has replaced just about every wearable/breakable part on my press with no questions and no charges, even for shipping. I hear that Dillon is the same way. My progressive is similar to the piggy back but is a auto progressive, different but looks very close to the the PB. If I had you budget, I wouldn't think twice about getting a Dillon, even though RCBS has treated me so good..
     
  3. Walkalong

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    I would not recommend the piggy back set up. Look at their newest press designed as a progressive from the ground up, the Pro 2000.

    600 to 700 to get an LNL running?
     
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    I have an older one with all the upgrade. I use it for .223, 9mm and .30 Carbine. It's easy to remove and then use the Rock Chucker for the 30-06. I don't do all of the reloading steps at the same time. I prefer to resize the brass and prime the brass as a seperate process.
    RCBS service is great.
     
  5. MCMXI

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    I have two Rock Chucker presses, one I use as a single stage, the other has a PiggyBack II on it and it has been 100% reliable for tens of thousands of rounds including 9mm, .38 spl/.357 mag, .44spl/.44 mag and .45 ACP. I imagine that the PiggyBack-3 and PiggyBack-4 conversions are even better than the older PBII that I've been using since the early '90s. However, if I were starting over, I'd probably take Walkalong's advice and buy a Pro 2000 with automatic indexing along with a Rock Chucker Supreme single stage press.

    :)
     
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  6. TRguy

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    $660 - $700 to get a LNL AP running.....

    Nonsense

    They cost between $369 to $399

    if you are reloading you already have dies, primers, brass, and all the other stuff

    don't forget Hornady's rebate offer of up to $300 of free projectiles.

    HA HA HA HA $600, ridiculous
     
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    Two comments. First, my 15-year-old PiggyBack II has auto indexing and I can't imagine not having that feature. Second, the Pro 2000 is available in two flavors.

    Pro 2000 with manual indexing

    Pro 2000 with auto indexing

    :)
     
  9. Bruno2

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    where can I get a lnlap for under 400 ?
     
  10. David Wile

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    Hey Bruno,

    I have had a Hornady L&L AP since 1997, and I have used the Dillon 650, and the RCBS Piggy Back. I also own an RCBS RockChucker and two RCBS Juniors. I would say the Dillon 650 and the Hornady L&L AP are comparable in features. The Piggyback is not comparable in my opinion. It is what it is. It is an add on to the RockChucker that is a pain in the neck to use, and it takes your RockChucker away from you.

    I prefer the Hornady L&L over the Dillon 650 for a number of reasons that other folks may feel differently. Both machines work well and produce good ammo. The Hornady is a good bit less expensive, and I am sure other folks here will tell you where to find one for less than $400.

    Best wishes,
    Dave Wile
     
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