Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    3,237
    Thanks
    562
    Thanked 366 Times in 320 Posts

    Reloading presses.

    I been looking for a deal on a used reloading press. From RCBS I see JR, JR2, JR3, RS, partner, ect. Is there really much difference in any of these presses as far as function or are there any I should avoid? Most of them look pretty much the same to me. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    231
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 47 Times in 46 Posts
    I don't know much about all of the different models to be honest. I have the good ole Rock Crusher RCBS proabbaly from the 80's I bought used. A local shop touts Lee Presses and they do have a good rep. He had really nice "kit" in his shop that was under $300, maybe under $200, and came with all kinds of odds and ends that you would need. I can't remeber the specifics, but I will be going by there tomorrow. I can get you specifics if you'd like. He talked highly of the kit and I would trust him, he's very up to date on reloading gear.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Cobbhunts For This Useful Post:

    Musket Man (02-13-2014)

  4. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dolores, Colorado
    Posts
    1,996
    Thanks
    73
    Thanked 221 Times in 174 Posts
    The main thing to look for is whether its a C style or O style. Usually the O presses are stronger and won't flex as some of the older C styles might. A RCBS Rock Chucker is hard to beat. Mine is 30 or more years old and still works like it was new!
    Colorado Cowboy
    Cowboy Action Shooter; Endowment Life Member-NRA
    The Original Rocket Scientist-Retired
    "My Father always considered a walk in the mountains as the equivalent of church going."
    Aldous Huxley

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Colorado Cowboy For This Useful Post:

    Musket Man (02-13-2014)

  6. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    231
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 47 Times in 46 Posts
    Agreed ^^

    Good point!

    Sent from my XT907 using Tapatalk
    "I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me, that should be all of our attitudes, cause this is America!!"

  7. #5
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Reno Nv
    Posts
    3,327
    Thanks
    515
    Thanked 336 Times in 240 Posts
    PM sent .......
    I don't Break the rules, I Modify them.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Ikeepitcold For This Useful Post:

    Musket Man (02-13-2014)

  9. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    colfax, wa
    Posts
    3,237
    Thanks
    562
    Thanked 366 Times in 320 Posts
    Thanks for the info guys! I am definitely going to get an O style press. The Lee presses I have seen look cheaply made to me. I was looking at RCBS partly because there seem to be quite a few used ones for sale.

  10. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    West Monroe, Louisiana
    Posts
    80
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    I use an old RCBS Rock Chucker that is probably 20 to 30 years old. It seems to be rock solid with no flex. Buddy gave it to me since he is out of rifle hand loading. I have heard good things about Hornady and Redding presses, but have no experience with either.
    Good Luck

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to LaHunter For This Useful Post:

    Musket Man (02-13-2014)

  12. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Wyoming
    Posts
    860
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
    I don't have any experience with any other presses besides the Forster but I'd say they're worth the money if you're at all interested in them.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to Elkoholic307 For This Useful Post:

    Musket Man (02-13-2014)

  14. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Meridian id
    Posts
    38
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    my lee breech lock works fine for me and im getting 1/2 moa out of my factory gun

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Squirrel tail For This Useful Post:

    Musket Man (02-19-2014)

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Reloading equipment
    By Work2hunt in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 33
    Last Post: 02-07-2014, 09:57 AM
  2. Reloading Question
    By LaHunter in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 01-27-2014, 05:40 PM
  3. Reloading, reloading and more reloading!!!
    By Colorado Cowboy in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-08-2013, 01:46 PM
  4. .25-06 reloading
    By ICEMAN3 in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 08-09-2012, 04:52 PM
  5. Reloading
    By ICEMAN3 in forum Guns, Muzzleloaders and Ammo
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-05-2012, 09:37 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •