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Old 03-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #1
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Pistol reloading

Hello ALL, I'm new to the forum and I was wondering if anyone here has a preferred pistol reloading press set up they use. I will be reloading 9's, 40 's & 45's. I want to be able to load a fair amount of ammo in a fairly short time. any ideas or thoughts would be truly Appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:42 PM   #2
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I use a single stage RCBS and punch out a lot of bullets in 9mm luger and 45 ACP.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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that's the same thing i have, a single stage. i have been reloading rifle ammo for about 26 yrs now, just looking for something a little bit faster. i am not up to date with all of the new reloaders out there and i see there are a lot of different ones to choice from. i thought i might cheat a little bit and ask some of you guys that are experienced pistol reloaders, what is some of the better equipment out there. I have a 12 yr old daughter that really likes to burn up that 9mm ammo ALOT. lol
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #4
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All the guys I know who use progressive presses use Dillon.
Me? I'm a coward and like to see what's going on with every piece of brass so a Lee Classic Cast single stage is what I use.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:03 PM   #5
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Yes Sir, thats the 1 big thing about reloading my rifle ammo. i get to up close and personal with each piece of brass. i may just stick with that and get the daughter a single shot, lol
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:13 PM   #6
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Like John, I like to be a little more aware of what I'm loading but at the same time I want something faster than a single stage. So I've ended up with a Redding T-7 Turret press reloading mainly 9MM. As the name implies, it holds 7 different dies in the turret. It is one big hunk of metal with no play in the turret head that I can detect and a quality piece of equipment. If you include setup time (getting out the powder, primers, powder drop adjustment, zero the scale, etc.) I can do around 100 rounds an hour. Here's a little introductory video about it.
Redding T-7 Press Intro (HD) Ultimate Reloader Reloading Blog

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Old 03-18-2014, 01:18 AM   #7
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Dillon 650.
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Old 03-18-2014, 02:09 AM   #8
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I use a RCBS Rock Crusher single stage press and a Dillon 550B. Great gear.

Today, all my dies and gear are Redding.


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Old 03-18-2014, 05:52 AM   #9
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I am somewhat of a dinosaur and use my Lee hand Press/Single Stage. Most folks laugh at me when I call it my "lap top" reloader, but if I had to bug out it would be a simple enough proposition.

Right now, I am waiting on some Lee 9mm dies. I've already got 500 pieces of 9mm brass polished and ready to go.


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Old 03-18-2014, 07:58 AM   #10
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Chris nothing wrong with that Lee Hand press. I use one all the time load a few box's here and there. Great tool ,just loaded a 100 45-70 405 lee flat tip hard cast over 14.5 Unique for about 1300 fps. 1' groups at 50 yds. out of a Marlin 1895 G. Very accurate and powerful for any game in North America. I have had that Lee hand press for decade's. My son bought one of the new Lee hand press's with the bayo -type locking adapter. Lee Breech Lock Hand Press Kit
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