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November 21, 2006, 19:10
.... but what's the difference between an indexing turret press & a progressive press?
November 21, 2006, 20:22
IIRC the progressive turns itself as you move the handle and the turret press requires to you rotate the base yourself. But I havent done any reloading in a verrrrry long time.
November 21, 2006, 21:09
I THINK the indexing press has a stationary shell holder and an indexing head for different operations. The progressive has numerous shell holders that move, either automaticly or by hand, and a stationary head.
Operative, there, is "I THINK".
November 21, 2006, 21:54
OK... A progressive press IE Dillon or CH makes one complete round per cycle of the operating handle. An indexing turret press has all the relevant dies and powder measure in a rotating turret. Each operation is performed singly and a stroke of the operating handle is needed for each die in the turret. Only advantage of this press is it saves you having to load and remove the case from the shell holder for each individual operation. In order to give you this small amount of convienience it gives up structural rigidity. A solution to a non existing problem, with a modicom of manual dexterity a single stage rock chucker is near as fast at a lot less money.
November 22, 2006, 13:19
Thanks guys - I guess looking at the manufacturers' schematics, rather than the pretty pictures would have made it obvious:o :)
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