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What type of press did you learn on?
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 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2007 12:34 PM
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Timberghozt
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I started out on an old Lyman turret press.It was old then.As far as I know the  guy who taught me to handload is still cranking out 308 Norma Mag,221 Fireball and 8mm Rem Mag on it still.
Lets hear what you started this addiction on?:thumbs:



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 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2007 01:37 PM
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saddlesore
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I had an old C&H press bcak in the early 60's.I used it so much, thet hreads in the handle fatigued and the darn thing broke off. I turned  a new one ffoma wheel wrench and it lasted until about 1980



 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2007 02:16 PM
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armoredman
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RCBS Jr single stage...still my only press, and having fun!



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 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2007 03:00 PM
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72coupe
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Lyman 310 hand tools. You know the ones with the 5/8" dies.



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 Posted: Mon Jan 1st, 2007 03:42 PM
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RCBS jr. I passed it on to another guy, just starting out. I just told him to pass it to someone else when he upgraded equipment.



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Back around 1970 my brother traded a buzz box welder for a lyman spartan press. He gave it to me and that is the press I learned to reload on.



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RCBS JR.---still use it  use it once in a while



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An RCBS Jr that I gave to a friend years later, keeping a used RCBS Rockchucker that I'd purchased, thinking that I only needed one press.

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Lee Classic set up for the mighty .50 BMG. That was the first round I ever loaded.



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Lyman Orange crusher II   :thumbs:



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 Posted: Tue Jan 2nd, 2007 01:27 AM
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An old Behr press borrowed from a friend 20 years ago. He's never asked for it back and I haven't offered. :wink: RD

 



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 Posted: Tue Jan 2nd, 2007 01:46 AM
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Unknown brand all in one pliers type, belonged to my great uncle, this was in '55, I had a .31 Colt mold from my grandfather and my cousin had the press from his and his had given my cousin the SS Stevens .32 20, converted from .32 RF by someone way back there.
I made the bullets and then helped my cousin load.
Damn, I feel old!



 Posted: Wed Jan 3rd, 2007 03:51 PM
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wyo300rum
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I started out with a hand held Lee Loader for 22-250. Then My uncle gave me his press. It was called a "Cobra". It was shaped like the head "hood" of a cobra and was made out of something like forged aluminum. He gave me his RCBS 7mm mag dies too. I ended up buying a 7 mag rifle to go along with the dies ! It was gung ho from there. More presses,dies, guns.... Don't even know how many calibers I load for know but it has to be at least 15 or more. Wished I had the time to more of it and shoot more like I did when I was younger :( Started reloading at age 16.



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I learned on a Lyman Spartan.  Passed it on have since upgraded and also picked up a few other presses.  Next comes a bigger room for the reloading stuff. But gotta convince the wife that I really do need that 40x60 shed for reloading a few other goodies. :lol:

  Take care Be safe Poacher.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 5th, 2007 01:19 PM
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72coupe
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Poacher please send me a copy of your arguments for the 40 by 60. I want to use it on my wife.



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Rockchucker



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Lyman Spartan T Mag Turret press. Handed to me by my best friends Dad. He bought it new in the early 70's. I got it 2000 and still use it, haven't found a good enough reason to buy  new one.



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Fella's;

I  also started on a RCBS Jr., fine little unit as far as I'm concerned.  I'm now reloading on a rockchucker & a Dillon RL550B.

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Black-tailed Bandit
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I learned on a old blue bair c press.



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Poach, a 40'X60' is nice, but a 60x80 is nicer......

lol, don't ask...when the dozer shows up, tell her you're building a baseball field 'cause voices in your head told you to.......



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