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Reloading your bullseye ammo

Post by VolScorpion on 4/15/2017, 8:57 am

Do you guys prefer to go the single stage route to be as consistent as possible or do you go ahead with a progressive? I have a rcbs rock chucker and a dillon 650 with a powder check and everything. Just wondering what other opinions might be

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Post by LenV on 4/15/2017, 9:39 am

Save the Rock Chucker for your 338/378. Go with the 650 for pistol rounds. Less time re-loading=more time shooting.

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Post by Guest on 4/15/2017, 9:56 am

Good advice, Len. After much asking around I decided to go with single stage for .308 only and progressive for pistol calibers. Keeping them separate makes things easier with less chance of screwups, methinks.

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Post by VolScorpion on 4/15/2017, 9:58 am

I am not really concerned with the time to reload my BE rounds. I just was curious if people preferred single stage for greater consistency

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Post by mspingeld on 4/15/2017, 10:36 am

Progressive. Any decent press, with careful operation, will be consistent enough for accurate bullseye shooting. If l, like many of us, you're going through several hundred rounds per month, progressive is the only way to go.

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Post by Magload on 4/15/2017, 1:39 pm

As long as your progressive is giving you accurate power drops you are going to make good ammo.  I load my benchrest 223 ammo on my 550B one round at a time like it was a single stage but with out having to swap dies.  I weigh every charge and trickle power till it is the right weight.  You are not trying to shoot 1/4" groups at 100yds so you don't need that.  Don
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Post by kjanracing on 4/15/2017, 2:02 pm

Yeah, really the automatic powder drop is the only significant difference between SS and progressive.
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Post by orpheoet on 4/15/2017, 2:54 pm

I learned on a single stage Lee but use a 550 now. Muuuuuuch faster:)
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PROGRESSIVE FOR SURE

Post by JIMPGOV on 4/15/2017, 3:20 pm


 I USE A RL1050, OR 2, OR 3, SOMETIMES 4. JP

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Post by Skid on 4/15/2017, 3:21 pm

I use the progressive method. 550B.

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Post by VolScorpion on 4/15/2017, 5:45 pm

Well then I'll be thankful for my 650 that I got for Christmas Smile

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Post by NuJudge on 4/15/2017, 6:46 pm

If you go progressive, spend some money on task lighting, so you can see into every case and make sure you are in the 'Goldilocks zone':  not too much powder, not too little.

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Post by teg2658 on 4/15/2017, 7:43 pm

I have a Star universal since  early 1980s and broke 890 more times then I remember since late 1980s. 893 being the best.
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Post by rebs on 4/16/2017, 5:58 am

I load everything on my Hornady LNL progresive.

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