I do all my reloading on an RCBS RockChucker Supreme. I dream of maybe getting a progressive press. Why does my Cabelas shooting catalog have one for 150 and the ones from Hornady and RCBS are 500+. there has got to be something different than the name. I might be able to afford the one for 150 but the 500 is way out of my range. Just hesitant cause I must be missing something? Anybody use the "Pro 1000 Progressive Press" sold by Cabelas?
was looking at thers its the lee pro 1000 its an ok press to start with but if your plan on pumping out a lot of rounds and more then just pistol rounds its not going to hold up.... the pro 1000 is just for pistol rounds and 7.62*39, 5.556 all so.. the other ones like rcbs got the name and quality behind it lifetime warrenty on them an such... i actualy have a piggyback 4 for sale it gos on top of your rockchucker supreme and can load from a 380 up yo any thing off of a 30-06 case... i started off with a pro 1000 used it for about 4-5 months and then got the piggyback.. nice thing about it is that it dosent take up to much space and when you dont need it you can take it off the rock chucker and put it in a box out of the way and still use your rock chucker for loading other stuff
I have a Lee progressive and it isn't all that bad. It works well for my 44 mag loads. But it is made cheap and the wood knob falls off the handle, the die holder needs to be seated by hand ect. However, when it's all set up with the primer feeder and automatic powder dispenser you can crank out alot of loads in very little time. The key is getting it setup.
I bought one of the Lee Pro 1000 from Cabelas last fall, possibly one of the most frustrating pieces of equipment I ever used, the instructions suck, the primer function is a joke, you get it running OK and BOINK!!! something else fails. I returned it. You get what you pay for!