Best Reloading Press – Top 4 Presses Reviewed

What is a Reloading Press?

Handloading or reloading describes the process of loading a firearm with shotgun shells or cartridges by individually assembling the elements of the munitions instead of buying ammo that has been completely assembled and loaded at the factory. There are several reasons for loading in this manner, some of which are:

· increased accuracy

· financial constraints

· the quality of performance

· personal interest

· standard ammunition shortages

For those who regularly shoot, making their ammunition can be extremely cost-effective. Also, hunters may want to custom-build their cartridges for specific types of game or required performance as it affects the velocity and bullet-type needed.

The Four Best Reloading Presses:

RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Press Review

This reloading press, made by Bushnell, provides a full 4-inches of ram-bearing surface to support the 1″ diameter main ram. The press is solid steel and has a ball-handled grip. This device is easy enough to use for beginners and sturdy enough to satisfy a professional.

To upgrade the Rock Chucker Supreme, merely add a Piggyback – 4 to create a progressive loader. This press is targeted for heavy-duty reloading, bullet swaging, and case forming. It measures 6″ x 9″ x 12 ” and weighs 19.8 pounds.

The Bushnell pros have lengthened this press to allow for easier loading of the current longer cartridge designs. Its ambidextrous design, ease of operation, and remarkable strength make this press a versatile addition to any shooters tool box.

The Rock Chucker Supreme does not include an accessory base plate.

Lee Precision Classic Turret Press Kit Review

Once you have purchased a set of Lee dies, all you will need is this kit to have everything necessary for reloading, except a Bench Plate system. As with every other Lee product, the company makes the Turret Press Kit in the US. The press’ shipping weight is 20.8 pounds.

The kit includes a Pro Auto-Drum powder measure, and riser, making it just right for all small rifle and handgun cartridges. It also includes case conditioning tools to prepare your brass for loading, and an instant change turret that makes caliber changing easy. The device is 16.6″ x 11.2″ x 9.8.” The kit’s accessories that come with the press include:

· a cutter

· a safety powder scale

· a lock stud

· a chamfer tool

· a large and a small primer pocket cleaner

· case-sizing lubricant

· a cartridge-specific case length gauge

· the second edition of Modern Reloading

Lee Reloading Press Md: 90045 Review

This model is a small, pared-down press that would make a great extra press for those who already own a larger reloading press. The product measures 6.6″ x 12.2″ x 2.5″ and weighs just two pounds.

It would come in handy for decapping, bullet sizing, or bullet seating. The Precision Reloader Press will accept 7/8″ x 14″ thread dies, along with standard universal press shell holders.

The weight and leverage on this small press limit its usefulness. But customers state that it can handle light-weight jobs in an acceptable fashion. The user will need C clamps for mounting the press to his or her bench. One customer gave the press high marks for its affordability and mobility.

Lee Precision Classic Turret Press Review

This press is a heavy-duty and has all the features of the award-winning Turret Press. It can handle cartridges up to four inches long when the auto-index is deactivated. The cast-iron frame supports the ram on a more than a 12” square area.

The Four-Hole Classic has the largest ram which is completely drilled through so primers can be dispensed in an attached clear PVC tube. Lee guarantees that every primer will be caught. This press is top-of-the-line.

What to Look for in a Reloading PressHow to find the best reloading press for your needs.

1. Before buying a reloading press, you need to take the following items into consideration:

2. Decide what types of guns, the number of calibers, and the frequency of loading sessions you will have. You need to honestly assess your mechanical aptitude, the amount of money you want to spend, and the amount of space available for set up.

3. Think about what you will be using your ammo to accomplish and ask if there is a repair and replace location near your home.

4. Decide on the brand of press you want with care because it is likely any repair, additional parts, add-ons and features will come from the same company.

Taking care of your guns and ammunition is fun. Study up and then relax and have a good time!

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