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    Reloading with Drill Press

    Never thought of it, never seen it ! yesterday I watched an older gentleman @ 75 re-load a box of .357 with a old drill press and he went through every step. I would not have thought it was possible. The only reloading equipment he had was a small scale, everything else he had made and was as simple as could be and just as good as any name brand reloader on the market. I was wondering if anyone on here has ever seen this, I was amazed and still am and I've been around shooting/reloading 40 + yrs.
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    Re: Reloading with Drill Press

    I've seen a post on that before - maybe even here on Marlin Owners - not sure.

    Often, I load with a little "arbor press" which is much like a small drill press, without the drill. However I freely admit to using very nice Wilson dies for that loading.





    The Wilson dies I use are similar in appearance and function to the little Lee Loader die kits many of us used with just a hammer or mallet to load. They're just a lot nicer and have interchangeable bushings to allow for varying the neck tension to suit.

    I don't know where that old post on the guy loading with home-made tools is - but it was pretty cool. Loading can really be reduced to the basics very nicely.

    Regards, Guy



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    Re: Reloading with Drill Press

    Quote Originally Posted by Ballplayer
    Never thought of it, never seen it ! yesterday I watched an older gentleman @ 75 re-load a box of .357 with a old drill press and he went through every step. I would not have thought it was possible. The only reloading equipment he had was a small scale, everything else he had made and was as simple as could be and just as good as any name brand reloader on the market. I was wondering if anyone on here has ever seen this, I was amazed and still am and I've been around shooting/reloading 40 + yrs.
    Well, if the guy is talented enough to make his own dies, reloading using a drill press shouldn't be too hard for him.
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    Re: Reloading with Drill Press

    He used no dies, just some type sleeve to hold the brass. I'm talking basic everything, nothing fancy at all. I even shot 6 rds that he made and was highly impressed.
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    Re: Reloading with Drill Press

    With the reinvention of the Lee classic loader, there isnt any need for anthing else.
    You can load them anywhere
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    Re: Reloading with Drill Press

    Peoples imagination, and ingenuity never cease to amaze me. Kudos to him, I never would have thought of that.
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    Re: Reloading with Drill Press

    Neither did I, and to think its been right in front of me all my life and I never saw it. Now I won't miss my RCBS when I "un-load" it on somebody. LOL
    47' (36) Carbine : 64' (39A) Golden Mountie : 67' (336) RC : 65' (336A) : 81' (1894C)


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