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Its interesting to me as I learned reloading on a " progressive" press. But I got an old 1976 a RCBS JR 3 a year later. This little press is what I use to reload my 500 ammo:cool: not breaking any records but relaxing as a Dickens..

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Wonderful ammo 440 grain propelled by 29 grains of 2400 with CCI Primers. Made many friends with this round..:)

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Mine was bought in 1979 and turns out better ammo then my Hornady LNL - I NEVER had issues with 9mm on the press but I get a lot of issues with the LnL; can't seem to get it right for 9mm; 38 is decent.

Took some 1989 7mm mag ammo about a month ago to see how well it still shot in my 1980 700BDL. 3 shots off a bag was under 1" at 100. The Jr may not have the leverage of the Rockchucker, but it does work well

One thing I found that really helped was using the Inline Mfg press riser. No more worrying about having a strong overhang as all the torque is now on the bench top, not the edge
 

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Mine was bought in 1979 and turns out better ammo then my Hornady LNL - I NEVER had issues with 9mm on the press but I get a lot of issues with the LnL; can't seem to get it right for 9mm; 38 is decent.

Took some 1989 7mm mag ammo about a month ago to see how well it still shot in my 1980 700BDL. 3 shots off a bag was under 1" at 100. The Jr may not have the leverage of the Rockchucker, but it does work well

One thing I found that really helped was using the Inline Mfg press riser. No more worrying about having a strong overhang as all the torque is now on the bench top, not the edge
With the LNL buy a box of 1 inch shims. It took 2 of the thinnest for me. online under www. precisionbrand.com heck of a difference set your pawls up with timing with a tall cartridge like 357 magnum. watch highboy videos, you'll be great..Hornady make a great press, we just have to learn to use them mate.:)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCyYUzymHns&t=236s

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I also bought an RCBS press in 1976, a RockChucker, and a Lyman 450 cast bullet sizer. There is NOTHING in Post #1 that looks like fun, beginning with those 500 S&W cases. It was not even fun watching some one else shoot their S&W 500. Something that big should come with wheels, not a handgrip. Arthritis can do this to a person, no thank you.
 

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Before that starting in 1957 it was a Lyman 310 Squeeze tool.
I have one of those, & also several of the Ideal tong tools the 310 derived from; use them for specialized purposes such as neck sizing. 310s still seem to be quite popular, & only recently went out of production, but most dies can be found on ebay.

However, I started on something even more rudimentary: the original Lee Loader, that sold for about $3 in 1960, I think. Slow of course, but anything more complicated would have deterred me from starting out.
 

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Judging from the photo, you need to load a couple more rounds!

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plunk test before getting carried away mate..:)

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Its interesting to me as I learned reloading on a " progressive" press. But I got an old 1976 a RCBS JR 3 a year later. This little press is what I use to reload my 500 ammo:cool: not breaking any records but relaxing as a Dickens..

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Wonderful ammo 440 grain propelled by 29 grains of 2400 with CCI Primers. Made many friends with this round..:)

thewelshm
At The Clubb we have "old" style loading equipment and "new" Dillon 1050's set up for several rifle and pistol calibers. I guess I'm "ruinted" cause now I don't wanna spend all day loading like I did back in the early 70's(?)...! Good Shoot'n!
 

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I still load on my good old Lyman All Americans. I have one for each caliber so once my dies are set up I'm good to go for years. Fast enough to get some ammo loaded but slow enough that QC is never an issue. Turn on the Sinatra station on my phone and I'm set for hours
 

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For all my precision rifle loads I load on a single stage, one at a time loader (actually a 7 hole turret that I can move the die I want into position). An old, probably 40's tp 50's Texan Loadmaster. Still cranks out precision loads.
 
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