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Old 08-12-2015, 05:57 AM
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Old 08-17-2015, 12:38 PM
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I'm still using the one and only press that I've ever bought. I bought a RCBS Rockchucker in the mid to late 1970's from the gun shop I was working for.
I've loaded allot of rounds in all different calibers on that old Rockchucker. I've thought about getting a Dillon but being this late in the game I can't see it being feasible.
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Old 08-29-2015, 01:22 PM
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I use an RCBS JR for depriming, and priming cases. I then use my RCBS Rockchucker, or my Lyman Orange Crusher, for resizing, expanding, and seating.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:16 PM
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I have a metallic II for sale if any one is interested in it. My reloading space is very limited. It comes with a Redding powder measure.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:51 AM
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topgun, would that press be an old RCBS junior press? i have one and its the only one i have. still works for me. i also weigh all my powder loads.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:39 PM
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My RCBS Rock Chucker is used to de-prime and full length resize cases larger than .308 Win. One of three RCBS Junior presses is used for everything else.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:48 AM
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Im using a RCBS Rockcrusher...its really all i need here...its performed perfect so far
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:56 AM
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Only one I have used it Lee turret, so I can't say it is the best. I like it cause I can leave the dies in turret. I have turrets for every caliber I load. I don't understand why anyone would even own single stage. You can operate a turret like a single stage if you want. Unless the play in the turret is an issue.

I usually hand prime. Though I migh look at getting one attachments that feeds primers from a hopper.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:01 AM
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I also don't know why anyone uses a balance beam anymore. Life is to short. I got tired of waiting, and using a magnifying glass to see where it was. Which was probably over kill. To me eyeballing a black mark is more of an art, than a science. Which is funny cause the balance beam die hards so it is more accurate.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:31 AM
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it would be hard to beat a dillon 650 once its correctly set up and properly adjusted if your only knocking out hundreds of some single small case like a 223 or 308 win


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