Reloading presses ?

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  1. DBateman

    DBateman GOLD SUPPORTER AH Senior Member

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    I have done a bit of a search and not found anything.

    What loading press do you guys use to load your double rifle rounds like the 450/400 470NE and 500NE ect ?

    I have a coax but I think it may be a bit small for the bigger rounds.

    Are 470NE and 500NE ect still standard 7/8" dies or are they 1-1/4" 1-1/2" ?

    Thanks Dave.
     
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    Also what dies and case trimers are you guys using ?

    I have wilson case trimers but I don't think the will handle the bigger NE cases.
     
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    I use a forrester classic case trimmer but RCBS makes a trimmer for the larger cases as we'll . I use a ammo master press from RCBS for reloading but only because I reload 50 BMG as we'll. The dies are the standard 7/8. I load for 470 NE I hope this helps
     
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    I use a RCBS Rockchuker fo my 470 NE. I have 4 presses set up for various jobs. Forester case trimmer and C&H dies
     
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    The new Rockchucker is lengthened for the bigger shells. I have been using my old one for sometime and finally got tired of fighting it some and got a fresh press.
    I use a variety of dies, RCBS, CHD and Hornady. They all work for me.
     
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    Thank you for the replies.

    I'll just need to make sure the case head fits in a Co-Ax press, I had a look on their chart and can't see it so I may be out of luck.

    Do you find reloading for the nitro rounds any different to loading other types of round ?
    Do you guy trim every firing for instance ? Any other special steps ?

    I have been loading for a wile for 308 303 223 and 38Super and a few other things like that, is there a good reloading manual for Nitro rounds that anyone can recommend ?
     
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    OK so I'll just add this so if anybody is looking for info on the subject they can find it.

    I emailed Forster about the Co-Ax press and they replied saying the case holder will not work with the NE rounds.

    It's a good press and I like using it but I'll need a bigger one to load NE rounds on.
     
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    Get Graeme wrights book British double rifles it is probably the best for loading and understanding a double rifle and how to load for it. It helped me greatly. Loading is pretty much the same as most rifle cases but you may need a wade or filler with certain powders. And don't try to hot rod your loads you won't see pressure signs but will most likely be over pressured. I like R15 with a foam filler for my loads and my rifle likes 90 Gr of Reloader 15 with a 500 Gr bullet in my 470 NE but check your rifle and start low first
     
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    Thanks mate.

    I'll get a copy of Graeme Wrights book ordered next week.
     

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