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  • Rcbs partner press

    Posted by james on August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    So I was given a reloading press for free, and unfortunately it’s a partner. I’ve not heard great things about this particular press, but free is free. I’ve been saving up 5.56 and 9mm brass for a while in anticipation of getting into reloading, and I’m wondering if this press will at least serve me while I learn the basics? Or should I just not bother with the little guy? Thanks in advance for any and all advice!

    james replied 1 week, 5 days ago 2 Members · 10 Replies
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  • xpen25x

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    nothing wrong with that press. just dont be an ape with it. it also has a lifetime warrantee even if you arnt the original purchaser.

  • lex26729

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    It will get you started for those calibers as they are not long or very difficult to resize but i would upgrade when. You can

  • Renamon_1

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Run it until it breaks. I have a Lyman Spartan that’s on it’s third generation. When it fails I’ll replace it.

  • jdford85

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Run it. It isnt costing you anything. Any dies or shellholders you buy will transfer to whatever you buy down the road. No reason not to use what you have.

  • beasthumper

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Mine broke the first day I got it, I now have a $100 paper weight.

  • Komrads10ky

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve loaded a lot of 45-70 on a Partner press. Get good at reloading, then worry about upgrading to make you faster.

  • kopfgeldjagar

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Great tool to learn on

  • tlmkr38

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve loaded and deprimed so much on one it isn’t even funny. Everything from 32acp to 7mm Magnum and 45-70. Never had a problem. Run it till it breaks if it does and go from there

  • 101stjetmech

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    It’s a steel O press, which I would take over any aluminum or steel C press. Mine works just fine. I’ve loaded 30-06 on it but it’s relegated to bullet seating just because I also have a Rockchuker.

  • SaltyMysteryMeat

    Guest
    August 6, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Thanks for all the replies! I really appreciate all the input, and I’ll be buying some dies and supplies soon!

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