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Old 01-06-2010, 17:50   #21
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Thanks for the advice...
Unfortunately, an avenue that i thought i had for $$$ has dried up (got engaged, planning a wedding, so it looks like I will be going with the LCT route for the forseeable future.

Will just get some good dies and case prep stuff (if i can even afford that) and see what she could do
The Coax has a great rep, but I agree, the press is the last thing I would worry about trying to achieve accuracy. Good dies, good technique, premium match bullets, maybe match primers. Good scope & proper bench technique wil matter far more.
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Old 01-06-2010, 17:54   #22
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Thanks for the advice...
Unfortunately, an avenue that i thought i had for $$$ has dried up (got engaged, planning a wedding, so it looks like I will be going with the LCT route for the forseeable future.

Will just get some good dies and case prep stuff (if i can even afford that) and see what she could do

Quality loading equipment lasts a lifetime... marriage, well... sometimes not as long as a pound of powder.

I vote for the new equipment.

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Old 01-06-2010, 18:22   #23
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The Coax has a great rep, but I agree, the press is the last thing I would worry about trying to achieve accuracy. Good dies, good technique, premium match bullets, maybe match primers. Good scope & proper bench technique wil matter far more.
You want a press and dies that well give you the least amount of bullet run out. If you start out with a bullet that starts out wobbling down the barrel. You well not receive the potential of you, the gun and scope can achieve. At least that is what I have read and videos that I have watched have said.
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Old 01-07-2010, 12:37   #24
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Quality loading equipment lasts a lifetime... marriage, well... sometimes not as long as a pound of powder.

I vote for the new equipment.

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Old 01-07-2010, 13:03   #25
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Screw it. Load with what you got. Worry about the rest when you have money.
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:56   #26
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Screw it. Load with what you got. Worry about the rest when you have money.
I do exactly that. My 308 ammo is sub MOA.

What kinda gun you loading for cali?
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Old 01-08-2010, 13:40   #27
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Quality loading equipment lasts a lifetime... marriage, well... sometimes not as long as a pound of powder.

I vote for the new equipment.

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Or as long as a pound of powder that's had a match put to it.

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Old 01-08-2010, 13:44   #28
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Gentlemen,

I have a LCT which i have been using for a couple of years to reload for my pistols (45 acp, 454 Casull, 10mm).
I want to get into reloading for my .308 in which I am interested at long range paper punching and accuracy.
Question - which presses do you guys use? I am looking at the Forster Co-axial, but its a bit more pricey than the Hornady LnL, Lee, Lyman and RCBS single stage presses.
Coax is a fine press; but it's no magic bullet

Paying attention to details, buying quality projectiles, a good bore, proper shooting technique will get you accuracy.

If Lee's ads are to be believed, the accuracy record is held by some guy you loaded with a Lee pounder.

http://leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/...leeloader.html

"Everything you need to begin loading one caliber. Accuracy is better than most tools because it only sizes the case neck. Guinness World record holder for over seven years."

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Old 01-08-2010, 14:44   #29
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RCBS Rockchucker here .

X2 strongest press on the market IMO


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X2 strongest press on the market IMO


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Why can't we all just get along . I've got a rc because I'm not as rich as you . My stuff is all rcbs because that's what I've had forever and the have topnotch customer service . To get an x2 I'd have to buy something new and what I've got isn't broke thus no need to fix it .
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Old 01-08-2010, 15:42   #31
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If you really want accuracy, switch to Wilson hand dies and an arbor press. I bet less than a handfull of benchrest shooters load on anything else.
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Coax is a fine press; but it's no magic bullet

Paying attention to details, buying quality projectiles, a good bore, proper shooting technique will get you accuracy.

If Lee's ads are to be believed, the accuracy record is held by some guy you loaded with a Lee pounder.

http://leeprecision.com/cgi/catalog/...leeloader.html

"Everything you need to begin loading one caliber. Accuracy is better than most tools because it only sizes the case neck. Guinness World record holder for over seven years."

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Old 01-08-2010, 16:31   #33
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/Get a dedicated seating die... and an arbor press for precision

http://www.6mmbr.com/CarstensenJLC01.html
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/Get a dedicated seating die... and an arbor press for precision

http://www.6mmbr.com/CarstensenJLC01.html
Not going to help much unless you've got alot of other variables under control. People tend to think that there something magic about an arbor press. There's not; it's a single stage press with a gear. It will turn out good rounds; but only if the loader picks proper components, and pays close attention to the detail.

People have been shooting long range accruate shots for over 100 years. Many competitions held at over 1000 yards (curvature of the earth and all) They didn't have the fancy equipment. They had technique and skilled honed over many, many hours of practice. You can't replace that with a $100 press.
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Lots of good answers here.

Loading equipment (press), dies, loading practice(s) and attention to detail, along with choice of components are what make (produce) good, accurate ammunition.

The loads that I have produced for 7.62x51mm, 5.56x45mm and even .30-'06 have gone 1/2 MOA or better, because I'm 'anal' about my loading practices.
Case preparation is very important.

No particular press is 'the magic bullet'. (Pardon the pun.)

I've produced phenomenal rounds from both my RL550B and my RockChucker.
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Good technique shown on the first one. Two points:

1) I cringed when he had his fingers over the case mouth while seating primers
2) Sort of surprised he didn't measure bullet runout (maybe they don't make that tool). To me that's more important than case runout.

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There have been world records set with a LEE Loader and they only cost a few dollars. You will have to buy a hammer though.
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There have been world records set with a LEE Loader and they only cost a few dollars.
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There have been world records set with a LEE Loader and they only cost a few dollars. You will have to buy a hammer though.
can somrone post a link to this record? i couldn't find it at the Guinness site. alas my computer skills are limited and could account for such.
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