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New press for 300 Win Mag case prep

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Bradmartin78, Oct 22, 2019.

  1. Bradmartin78

    Bradmartin78 Active Member

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    Hey there. I started FL resizing the first batch of 300 WM brass last night. I was using a Lyman 8 station turret and didn’t like the amount of flex I was getting. This is my first run at 300 or anything belted for that matter. I was going to order a Rock Chucker, but thought I might ask if a Forester Co Ax or Frankford M press might work as well or better. I looked at the M press at Scheels the other day, but haven’t tried one. Let me know what works for you. Thanks.
     


  2. Deavis

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    I love a 50BMG press with the 7/8-14 adapter for sizing big stuff manually. No flex there.
     
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    Bradmartin78 Active Member

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    I would imagine not lol
     
  4. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    The Forster Co-Ax is a proven press with the accuracy guys and I haven't heard of one breaking or even having issues. It is a weird design though and spendy.

    The FA version is fairly new and haven't heard how it compares.

    I will stick with my Rock Chucker though. It is built like a tank and will outlive me. It make great ammo.

    Any solid O frame design will work but you may have to tip the case to get a bullet ready for seating if memory serves. Most presses aren't tall enough to put a 300 WM case in with room to set a bullet on top.

    BTW some of the Lee presses have a weak point at the handle mount. Lee will fix it but that doesn't help if your press is down when you need it.
     
  5. Bradmartin78

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    Thanks. That’s what I was wondering about. The only other press I was looking at was the RCBS Summit press. It looks beefy, but I haven’t run one.
     
  6. flashhole

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    I went with the Redding Ultramag. Plenty of room for the tall case and tons of leverage.

    Sold my Forster for the reason Dawico stated, no finger room to seat a bullet. Got tired of blood blisters from the pinch.
     
  7. Bradmartin78

    Bradmartin78 Active Member

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    I traded my Lyman turret, stand and extra tool head for a Forster Co Ax. The next day my wife gave me a RCBS Summit press lol. He plan for now is to decide what press works better for my needs and trade the other for an RCBS turret.
     
  8. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    I love my Co Ax. I find it to be extremely consistent on OAL, but the longest thing I load on it is 6.5 CM.
     

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