Most of the powder measures are pretty good and will do a good job. The problem any of them can be the type of powder you use and how it effects the way it flows.come on guys, calm down, this is an "advise for the noob" thread, no need to get super serious...:lol:
I will go for a Forster press since it is the only top-lever model and doesn't require a super rigid bench.
powder measure: I will need something that can do 20~ 90 gr with good consistancy, which one is the best? need to stay under $150 though.
priming tool: what is the difference between the RCBS handpriming tool and the RCBS universal-handpriming? any other recommandations?
I have no personal experience with the Lee cast iron single stage press , but I do use the cast iron Lee turret press . It is a great value , at not very much more $$$ .Please recommand me a rifle reloading press.
want to reload: 303 (Enfiled No.4), 7.62x54r (M44), 7.62x39 (TC contender). Quantity will be very low, maybe 20rd per month per caliber, if that.
Prefer to have quick die/caliber change over feature, and low maintnence (for example, doesn't require messy lube. Does that mean carbine die?).
I have read some articles about reloading and it seems that single stage is the way to go, rock-chucker maybe? or Lee Classic cast? any pro/cons? is RCBS turret press much more convenient?
I use a Lyman trimmer that uses a spring loaded ball that snaps into the primer pocket to center the brass, and a collet to lock the case to keep it from turning.I did more research on case trimmers, it seems that the only one with # setting (which allows quick precise re-adjustment for caliber change) is redding 2400. I don't mind the extra cost, but some reviews said the redding's case holder is not secure and sometimes will cause un-even cuts, how often does that happen?
or is it super easy to set a trimmer anyway, I should just get a Forster and do the adjustement every time I reload?