SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Reloading    Considering a new single stage press
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Considering a new single stage press Login/Join 
Dances With
Tornados
posted
I can't find my old RCBS single stage press, it was in storage and now it's not.

Man have prices gone up, and availability down!

I've looked at fleabay and they are asking a handsome price for presses that are missing parts.

You'll see, for example, Rock Chuckers, and other brands too, with just the bare press, but the primer arms assembly and tubes are missing. Add the cost to buy those and you might as well buy a brand new one.

I went down to our big huge gun shop/shooting range/cafe today. They had exactly ZERO single stage presses in stock.

I ran a Wanted Ad in our statewide gun group website. Not a single reply over 3 days now.

I started looking online and raised an eyebrow, or maybe both eyebrows, at the online prices. Found a Rock Chucker at Midsouth for a pretty darn good price, and it's in stock.

So my question is, if you were in the market today to buy one, what would you get? A RCBS, a Hornady? A Lyman? A Lee? (or just buy what you can find due to the lack of inventory?)
 
Posts: 10103 | Registered: October 26, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Prepared for the Worst, Providing the Best
Picture of 92fstech
posted Hide Post
I think I'd take whatever I could find at this point, assuming it's within the budget. My single stage is a Lee Classic Cast, and it's actually a really good press. I wouldn't buy the aluminum version (challenger, or whatever they call it), but the cast iron one is built like a tank and it would take some serious abuse to break it.
 
Posts: 4833 | Location: In the Cornfields | Registered: May 25, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I live near Bartlesville, OK , I have a Brand new Lyman T Mag press that my father had squirreled away. I believe it has a primer attachment also I would give it to you if you are interested.
 
Posts: 231 | Location: Oklahoma | Registered: January 11, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Dances With
Tornados
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by kyoung:
I live near Bartlesville, OK , I have a Brand new Lyman T Mag press that my father had squirreled away. I believe it has a primer attachment also I would give it to you if you are interested.


Yes! Thank you. I will email you.
.
 
Posts: 10103 | Registered: October 26, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
It doesn't get much better than that!!! I still have, and use occasionally, my old Lyman turret press. It has loaded many Ks of good rounds since 1972.
 
Posts: 5733 | Location: Az | Registered: May 27, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Past Master
Picture of yucaipa
posted Hide Post
If that doesn't work out they have some in stock here.

https://www.grafs.com/retail/c...egory/categoryId/600


_______________________________________________________________
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.

Harry S. Truman


www.CrossCountryQuilting.com
"Deep in the heart of the Ozarks"

 
Posts: 3938 | Location: Boone County, Arkansas | Registered: August 22, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of rmfnla
posted Hide Post
Midway has the Lee APP for under $80, and if you time it right shipping is free.

Not as robust as the workhorses you mention, but fairly versatile and fully functional as a single-stage.


*****
Today, my jurisdiction ends here…
 
Posts: 51 | Registered: August 21, 2021Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Shit don't
mean shit
posted Hide Post
Midsouth Shooters Supply has some Redding presses in stock...but quality doesn't come cheap!

Redding Presses
 
Posts: 5252 | Location: 7400 feet in Conifer CO | Registered: November 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of rmfnla
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by yucaipa:
If that doesn't work out they have some in stock here.

https://www.grafs.com/retail/c...egory/categoryId/600

I've ordered from them; good folks!


*****
Today, my jurisdiction ends here…
 
Posts: 51 | Registered: August 21, 2021Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Gallo Pazzesco
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by OKCGene:
I can't find my old RCBS single stage press, it was in storage and now it's not.

Man have prices gone up, and availability down!

I've looked at fleabay and they are asking a handsome price for presses that are missing parts.

You'll see, for example, Rock Chuckers, and other brands too, with just the bare press, but the primer arms assembly and tubes are missing. Add the cost to buy those and you might as well buy a brand new one.

I went down to our big huge gun shop/shooting range/cafe today. They had exactly ZERO single stage presses in stock.

I ran a Wanted Ad in our statewide gun group website. Not a single reply over 3 days now.

I started looking online and raised an eyebrow, or maybe both eyebrows, at the online prices. Found a Rock Chucker at Midsouth for a pretty darn good price, and it's in stock.

So my question is, if you were in the market today to buy one, what would you get? A RCBS, a Hornady? A Lyman? A Lee? (or just buy what you can find due to the lack of inventory?)


Rock Chucker, in a heartbeat. But if you're just loading pistol ammo, straight walled cases, you could get away with a Pardner press.

MEC has a new single stage out that everyone is raving about.

You cannot go wrong with RCBS or Redding presses imho. I've got a Rock Chucker still going strong after 30 years and 1000s and 1000s of cranks.


___________________________________________________________
In a nation where anything goes ... everything eventually will.
 
Posts: 58 | Location: South Carolina | Registered: September 18, 2020Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Wait, what?
Picture of gearhounds
posted Hide Post
I use a Lee Breech Lock hand press for .357, .44, 45-70, and .223; not as easy as a table mounted single stage unit, but the ease of taking it anywhere is well worth the extra effort. You can fit everything you need to reload a few hundred rounds at a time in a medium sized tool/tackle box.




“Remember to get vaccinated or a vaccinated person might get sick from a virus they got vaccinated against because you’re not vaccinated.” - author unknown
 
Posts: 12877 | Location: Martinsburg WV | Registered: April 02, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Dances With
Tornados
posted Hide Post
Many thanks to kyoung, who replied above, for his kind gift of an awesome Lyman turret press, with accessories. Much appreciated.
.
 
Posts: 10103 | Registered: October 26, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
teacher of history
Picture of maxwayne
posted Hide Post
I am so glad this worked out for you. That is why this forum is so good.
 
Posts: 5126 | Registered: March 04, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by OKCGene:
Many thanks to kyoung, who replied above, for his kind gift of an awesome Lyman turret press, with accessories. Much appreciated.
.



Now get it set up and start turning out some ammo!!
 
Posts: 5733 | Location: Az | Registered: May 27, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of 9mmnut
posted Hide Post
Great group of people. Hey I lost my truck.



Just kidding
 
Posts: 1182 | Location: Southern ,Mi. | Registered: October 17, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Reloading    Considering a new single stage press

© SIGforum 2021