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Old 11-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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Added a Forster Co-ax to the bench.



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Listening to suggestions from folks, a Forster Co-ax was added to the bench for Veteran's day. De-capped and sized just under 1K of 6.5 Creedmoor cases today. They will get run through the Giraud trimmer tomorrow on their path to some fun shooting soon.
Gonna take some getting used to with the operating handle a couple of feet higher than the Rockchucker I have been using for over half a century. I will get over it.



Pretty neat how it keeps the spent primers and associated yuck in a little bottle rather than all over the press, floor and operator.

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Old 11-11-2019, 05:40 PM
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You could use what looks like some nice Shortwave Radio gear to inquire all over the world seeking the elusive Forster Short Handel.
Or you could just pick one up here: https://www.forsterproducts.com/prod...r-co-ax-press/

This is a great press, and I have given it my highest recommendation to all my shooting buddies as well to many RFC members.



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Old 11-11-2019, 06:53 PM
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They're a great press and the shorty handle is definitely a must have. Also, I'd take a look at mounting it using a mount from Inline Fabrication, I use their mounts on all of my presses.
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Thanks guys. Short handle on order as of 1 minute ago.
Makes so much sense and I'm too lazy these days to make one in my shop.
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Cool site; I just bookmarked it.
And here is the link that I'm sure you just forgot to include.
https://inlinefabrication.com/collections/forster-co-ax

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Short handle is the way to go....
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I too have a Rockchucker and every time I spin in or out a die I think about a Co-ax. Eh, maybe someday.

A quick glance suggests those primers were really put to work. "no pressure signs" said the internet reloader. LOL.
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Old 11-16-2019, 07:30 PM
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In the process of updating, I think, to the Forster Co-ax.
Drilled and tapped my steel plate on the bench for 4 1/4x20 bolts to hold her in place.
Got the roller handle, led lights and offset linkage to allow better access to the cases.
Ordered a shell holder adapter so I can still use all my RCBS competition seaters. I really like feeding the bullets in the side rather than the bottom.
Oiled up the old Rock Chucker and put her in storage. After over half a century it was hard to replace her.



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