IroquoisArcher
What would you recommend? Had bought my Dad a RCBS Rockchucker Jr. over 30 years ago but he got rid of it a few years ago. Mainly going to have to handload a .25 WSSM as it is a dead caliber and shells are hard to come by.
Looking right now at a Lee Challenger press but know nothing about it except someone from church suggested looking into it but he didn't know about it either.
What powder do you use (know a generic question)? Only powder I had used years ago was 3031 as is what an old guy who reloaded used.
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buck66
I have the lee classic press love it as for power a round that small look for one of the faster powders but if I had to list one I would say bl-c2
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encore
most name brand presses, are good, i'd stay away from the progressive type, i have a hornady progressive, and still weigh my powder by hand and remove the old primers and seat the new primers by hand, as far as powder goes i'd go on line to powder manfactures and look up the loading data they have, they show bullet weight, types of powder, and recomended grs. of powder, most show starting charge and max. charge, most go with starting and work their way up a grain or two till they find the load that works best. read an article by steve gosh (reloading the .25 WSSM) states that after a few reloads the cases become more brittle than most and tend to crack around the neck area, ---tom
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encore
hodgdon powder---winchester---alliant are a few for powder.
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IroquoisArcher
Thanks. Press can be on hold for a bit as deciding to trade it in (Winchester Model 70 featherweight 25 WSSM) and get a 7mm-08. Always wanted one and more and more got thinking of it my .243 is good enough all around for deer, etc. The 7mm-08 would just give me more punch when bear hunting but will probably be my go to gun anyways then. Thanks for the case info. Guy that handloaded them for Dad has "1 reload", etc. on each box.
Oh, that's how I always used to do it, deprime by hand, resize the case, lube, weigh each amount of powder on one of them teeter tooter type scales (like my knowledgable name for that!!), etc.
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scott0303
I have a Redding T7 turret press that works great. You can also anneal the brass necks after firing to keep them from splitting. https://www.sinclairintl.com/guntech/the-not-so-arcane-art-of-brass-annealing/detail.htm?lid=16032
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