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Grognard

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Used reloading press
« on: May 05, 2014, 03:59:53 pm »
So I was at GOODWILL the other day, and lo... someone had donated a reloading press!

Now, I don't know jack or s___ about presses, except they exist.

and that major brands are DILLON and HORNADY.

This one seemed to be fully intact and functioned.

Canadian manufacture.

"CAC" or "COC" was the brand.

the price was cheap, but really... how much are these worth?

Looked like a Dillon Square Deal, but it's Red.
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    Re: Used reloading press
    « Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 04:10:42 pm »
    Never heard of CAC.  I think Hornady and MEC presses are red.  MEC is for shotshells though.
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    Re: Used reloading press
    « Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 05:02:55 pm »
    Can you get a photo?  I'm curious about old presses.  There are some great bargains to be had, as well as some real junk.

    But, many of them are much stronger and better made than today.  In fact, my "go to" press is over 50 years old.  It is a Herter's Super 234  six station turret press.  Made from heavy, thick cast iron, with a 1" thick machine steel top rotating turret.  It is build like a tank and is very strong.  It belonged to my father-in-law, who introduced me to reloading.  I inherited it from him over 30 years ago and have used it for thousands and thousands of rounds.   I've tried several other presses since, but just keep coming back to it. 

    One thing:  The shell holder mount is not standard, but an adapter is available for cheap to run it with modern RCBS type shell-holders.

    You might have a diamond or a lump of coal.
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    Re: Used reloading press
    « Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 06:20:38 pm »
    Post a pic and offer them $10.  Even the worst presses are good for something

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    Re: Used reloading press
    « Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 11:17:40 pm »
    "O" and "C" frame presses are pretty much bulletproof and even the older ones should take standard threaded dies, so if it looks mostly complete then it might be worth it especially if you can steel it for a tenner or less.  The worst thing that can happen is that you have a new boat anchor that you won't be afraid to get hung up on the reef and have to cut the rope.
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    Re: Used reloading press
    « Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 02:40:49 am »
    "O" and "C" frame presses are pretty much bulletproof and even the older ones should take standard threaded dies, so if it looks mostly complete then it might be worth it especially if you can steel it for a tenner or less.  The worst thing that can happen is that you have a new boat anchor that you won't be afraid to get hung up on the reef and have to cut the rope.

    There are some that use unique shell holders or dies, but most are available on the secondary market, at least for common cartridge.
    « Last Edit: May 06, 2014, 02:56:03 am by only1asterisk »

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    Re: Used reloading press
    « Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 11:43:46 am »
    I went back and checked on it.
    The manager there paid attention to what I told the cashier about it.
    It was $10, but the manager said they changed it to $75, and still sold it the very next day.

     :banghead I wish I'd bought it when I had the chance.  :banghead
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