Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby tk1700 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:09 pm

I have a Lee that is 25 years old and still works great. It came as a kit but over the years I have upgraded most items except the press. The cast arms that hold the handle on broke about 6 months ago. I contacted Lee and the parts were out of production. They sent me parts to upgrade to the current arms along with all the hardware to get it back working, no charge. Lee has also replaced decapping pins and auto prime parts under warranty. If anything goes wrong with their stuff they do take care of you.


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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby jocat54 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:19 pm

I also have a lee turret press and like it, have had no problems getting anything I needed or wanted for it from Lee Precision. I use the auto disk powder dispenser with it and has been accurate to about a gn as advertised in their chart.
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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby cyphur » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:49 am

warnmar10 wrote:The correct answer is: Big Boss 2

The extra credit answer is: T7 Turret



With the Redding Turret is there any sacrifice in repeatability or precision over a single stage?

I'll wind up buying a turret or progressive for 5.56/.308/45acp down the road where the precision is not the end all/be all concern.


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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby LeonCarr » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:08 am

Another vote for the Big Boss 2 as the best single stage press.

I run two Redding T-7 Turret Presses. I have loaded 1/2 MOA ammunition on the T-7s. IME the T-7 is the best combination of speed, precision, and virtually indestructible construction.

You will not have any loss of repeatability or precision with the T-7, and neither will your kids or grandkids :).

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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby Beiruty » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:36 am

Amazon has the Supereme Chucker for $99.
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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby warnmar10 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:10 pm

cyphur wrote:
warnmar10 wrote:The correct answer is: Big Boss 2

The extra credit answer is: T7 Turret



With the Redding Turret is there any sacrifice in repeatability or precision over a single stage?

I'll wind up buying a turret or progressive for 5.56/.308/45acp down the road where the precision is not the end all/be all concern.
You will find the T7 makes very consistent rounds.

There is no reason to give up mechanical precision with an auto-progressive press either. And if you're willing to give up the case activated powder drop for a powder funnel you can get loaded rounds from your AP that will rival your best single-stage hand loads.

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Re: Single Stage Press: Hornady vs RCBS?

Postby warnmar10 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:16 pm

Beiruty wrote:Amazon has the Supereme Chucker for $99.
They have the Lee Breech Lock for $62


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