Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 20nickels, Dec 6, 2011.
Wondering that myself. My Lymans and Co-Ax load anything with relative ease.
RCBS Ammo Master
Biggest ram and longest throw. Built for 50 BMG. Not pretty but tough.
Seriously, I've seen people FL resize .30-06 operating the lever with their little finger on the Forster Co-ax. Proper lube does a lot more than extra leverage. You're just more likely to mess something up without feeling it with a super high leverage press.
If it don't fit, force it!
If it breaks, you needed a new one anyway.
I have 2 CO-Ax's, and have loaded more than 80,000 rounds on one of them.
There's NO WAY a Co-AX is a do all press, and there's no way it comes close to having the leverage that a Rockchucker has, let alone a Big Max ,that i also have.
When it comes to tough jobs, like fl sizeing big cases or case forming, the RC gets the vote every time. You won't be doing that on a C0-Ax useing two fingers, no matter what lube you use.
Some case forming can't even be done on a CO-Ax and that's why i don't consider it a "do all" press, ever though for "average" reloading chores, it's a GREAT press.
It's really about what you plan to use your press for in the future...
Just my .02,
Here's a pic of my bench. Note the Ultramag and the Lee Classic Turret and Classic Cast Single Stage presses. There is really no comparison. The Redding Ultramag has a LOT more leverage than the Lee Classic presses and presses of similar design. The Lee presses are really nice and I will not give them up but if you are comparing raw power the Redding wins hands down.
That is the cleanest reloading bench I have ever seen, and I congratulate you. Mine is a pig sty compared to that one. Shoot, mine might be a pig sty to many of them
To the op, wouldn't a can of resizing wax be a lot cheaper to buy than a new press?
How about a Hollywood Senior Turret press?
Good Question, Imperial Sizing Wax can make a huge difference.
Yes it can, i've been useing it since the 70's or so, but it doesn't make up for needed leverage whern you have a "tough" sizeing job!
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