Rifle Loading Equipment

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by hlpressley, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Pink_Vapor

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    Rednecks don't use candles, they do bonfires that start with gasoline and "Hey y'all, watch this!"
     
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    Their econo model is a solid option as well.

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    I use Lee Dies and Hornady Dies and I'm able to churn out great plinking ammo and precision ammo.

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    A nice as the Co-Ax is you'll never get max value from it. In other words, your shooting isn't likely to get to the point of needing that particular press to produce the results you're looking for. Now if you really just want one then by all means get one. I'm just trying to be realistic to what you're describing as your goals which mirror mine pretty well. That difference in price would pay for a trimmer like the Giraud Econo or the Little Crow WFT.

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    The co-ax is not just better precision... The quick change of dies, no shell holder, precision priming setup, etc all add up to a better press. You can deprime extremely quick with one.
     
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    Co-Ax came in today! Still waiting for the dies to come in from Brownell's. Thinking I may order a mount from InLine Fabrication for the press as it looks like it may sit a little lower on my bench than I would prefer. Also picked up some various components for loading .223

    @mckenziedrums, curious if you are use the priming system within the press or a different method? The system within the press seems like it would be extremely slow and awkward and while I am not looking to mass produce on this machine, I don't want to waste time if there is a more efficient method-e.g., a hand priming tool.
     
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    Awesome! I have always used the internal priming tool in the presses I've owned, but I haven't used the one on the co-ax... it seems inconvenient to take the case out of the shell holder of an otherwise super convenient press just to prime your newly sized case. I've never used a hand priming tool personally, but I've heard good things. With the co-ax you could just make that the next step after sizing/de-capping and I'd bet it's faster than the built in tool
     
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    mckenziedrums Swagemeister Charter Member Vendor

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    I only use the on press priming when I want to absolutely most accurate ammo possible. Usually I use a Lee hand primer :)
     
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    Yeah it probably is better in the long run but you have to resize the shell holder manually for each larger or smaller cartridge... it seems almost like an afterthought on a press without shell holders and free floating die method haha... however, once you have it all set up, it should be just the same or a tiny bit slower than other built in methods of priming after you get in a rythm
     
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    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    The priming system on the Co-ax is probably the best for controlling seating depth, but I have never used it. I also hand prime, primarily for the "feel" of seating the primer. I doubt that my seating depth is as consistent as it would be with the Co-ax, but hand priming is faster and I don't think I have achieved a level of reloading proficiency that would make primer depth variation of thousandth or two is the determining factor in my ammo variability.

    Theoretically, the Co-ax system has a lot going for it. I am not sure that I would spend the money on hand priming tools unless using the press became inconvenient. I started hand priming before getting the Co-ax Press, because I did not like priming on a Rock Chucker, so I already had it.

    And congrats, the Co-ax is a first rate piece of gear AND it looks pretty sitting on the bench.
     
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    Charlie R You can't take ammo home! Supporting Member

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    @hlpressley,

    The Co-ax does not need much in the way of upgrades, but if you are considering an In-Line stand, you should also look into their Co-Ax LED press light kit. I does a great job for a reasonable investment.
     
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    The curved linkages have saved my knuckles repeatedly... Very nice upgrade lol
     
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    I have thought about those, but have not had any problems yet to necessitate it. Though I have to admit, the hand angle required to insert a case is a little awkward until you get the stool adjusted to the correct angle.
     
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    It looks so small beside the 650!

    Still waiting on my dies to show up from Brownell's and to find the time to go pick up my RCBS Chargemaster Combo from another forum member. After that, I should be ready to make some boolits.



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