This reloading kit comes based on the Forster Co-Ax B5 Single Stage press and items may be added as shown below:
Forster Co-Ax B5 Single Stage Press
The Forster Co-Ax Single Stage press is one of the finest presses manufactured today. Loaded with features not found on other presses such as "Snap in and Snap out" die changing, three times the mechanical advantage of ordinary "C" presses, easy right or left hand operation, primer seater that is fully adjustable to hold brass cases and adjust primer seating depth and self-actuating shellholder jaws that open and close with movement of the press handle eliminating the need to use standard shellholders. Standard jaws are included that fit the majority of standard calibers.
Press Type: Single Stage
Frame Material: Cast Iron and Steel
Frame Design: C-Frame
Frame Offset: 0
Frame Opening Size:
Handle Location: Top Center
Die Size Accepted: 7/8"-14
Die Bushing Accepted: No
Die Bushing Brand Used: N/A
Spent Primer Collection System: Under Press Sealed Jar
Priming Feature: Top
Number of Mounting Holes:
Mounting Hardware Included: No
Additional Features: Dual Floating Guide Rods for perfect alignment, Unique shellholder design that does not require standard shellholders
Notes: S-jaws work with most brass cartridge cases. An optional LS-jaw (product number 672-863) will be needed if loading 22 Hornet, 256 Winchester Magnum, 348 Winchester, 378 Weatherby Magnum, 416 Rigby, 416 Remington Magnum, or any 45-70 based case like 40-65, 45-70, 45-90, 45-110
Warranty: Limited Lifetime
Forster Classic Case Trimmer Kit
The Forster "Classic" Case Trimmer is designed for large calibre cartridge case trimming. It is suitable for trimming more than two hundred different big bore calibres ranging in length from 1-7/8" to 4-1/8" long. The "Classic" trimmer like the "Original" utilized Brown and Sharpe style collets and calibre specific pilots to ensure a clean square cut (included pilots and collets listed below).
Base Length: 6-1/2"
Material: Aluminium alloy base, Steel alloy cutter shaft
Collets Used: Forster Collets #5, #6, #7 and #8 only
Collets Included: Yes collets #5, #6 and #7 (#8 Sold Separately)
Pilots Used: Forster
Pilots Included: Pilots 458, 505, and 510
Features: By adding the standard length base shorter cases can be trimmed
Forster Bench Rest Seater & Full Length Die Set
Pinpoint accuracy and uncompromising performance begin with quality reloading equipment from Forster Products. That’s why it is the first choice of some of the world’s most particular reloaders: U.S. Marines, Navy Seals, Army Rangers, U.S. Secret Service members, and High Power and Benchrest competitors. At Forster Products, you get precision choices for every reloading preference…and get closer to accomplishing your own personal mission.
- Choose from three Sizing Die styles and two Seater Die styles
- A superior locking ring with an easy-to-use cross bolt that clamps the ring around the entire die, resulting in a more precise mating of the lock ring threads to the die threads, with no misalignment and no thread damage
- All individual components available separately from Forster Products, unlike other dies, which require replacement of the complete unit
- Compatible with any standard 7/8″-14 thread reloading press, as well as our Co-Ax® Press
One Full Length Sizing Die and one Bench Rest Seater Die
For every rifle calibre you own, we recommend that you have a Full Length Sizing Die and a Bench Rest Seater Die. The Bench Rest Die Set includes one Full Length Sizing Die and one Bench Rest Seater Die, all packaged in our Deluxe Die Box.
Choosing the correct cleaning method is based on personal preference with regards to noise, price, longevity, and the finish that can be accomplished on the brass case. The pros and cons are as follows:
Vibratory Tumbler: PRO- Less expensive, CON- Noisy and requires more time investment during the cleaning process.
Sonic Cleaner: PRO- Very quiet and time effective, CON- Leaves a dull finish on the brass
Wet Rotary Tumbler: PRO- Very fast, effective and leaves the brass extremely clean, CON- Expensive
The cleaning media that you will use is dependant on the cleaning method used and is as follows:
Vibratory Tumbler: Corncob or Walnut media (treated includes an oil penetrative solution that may help the cases to become less dull when cleaned)
Sonic Cleaner: Case cleaning solution (dilutes with water)
Wet Rotary Tumbler: Stainless steel pins (mixed with water or case cleaning solution)
A powder measure is not nescessary however it does make the reloading process much simpler, and less time consuming. This item is used to fill the powder scales to a required charge, and then topped up using the powder dribbler.
A description of the Hornady L-N-L Powder Measure can be found below:
'The Lock-N-Load® powder measure offers the most flexible operation and the widest range of any powder measure. It ranges from .5 - 265 grains of powder (special metering inserts and rotor required). Metering inserts can be changed with the push of a button. Comes with standard rotor and metering insert.
LARGEST CHARGE RANGE IN THE INDUSTRY
Go from .5 grain to 265 grains by simply changing rotor and inserts. Use one Lock-N-Load® Powder Measure for reloading everything from small pistol cartridges to large magnum rifle cartridges.
PUSH BUTTON RELEASE FUNCTION
To change metering inserts, just push the Lock-N-Load® insert release button and insert another metering insert. Simply verify the new charge and you're reloading again right away. Inserts can be swapped in seconds. Go from reloading 30-06 to 45 Auto in no time. Keep the preset inserts with your die sets.
With only .002" clearance between the drum and rotor, it's the tightest in the industry for a standard measure. This tight tolerance helps eliminate powder binding between the frame and drum, delivering smooth function with all types of propellant–extruded or ball.
MULTIPLE MOUNTING METHODS
Mount to your bench using a standard mounting bracket and lock ring, or use our Lock-N-Load® bushings to mount this versatile measure on the Fast Load Powder Measure Stand or on the Lock-N-Load® AP™ with case activated powder drop for automatic powder measuring during reloading.
The O-ring on the metering insert adjustment lets you put a slight amount of tension on the metering unit to make fine, incremental adjustments. Once you've set your charge, tighten the lock ring to secure the setting.
SMALL & LARGER DROP TUBES
These tubes speed up powder flow. Two drop tubes are provided standard for .204 to 45 calibRE loads. Use the largest drop tube that fits the case mouth. An optional extended drop tube is also available.'
Possibly the most important part of reloading are the powder scales as this is what allows for accuracy when weighing the powder. Three main types of scales exist:
1. Digital Scales (usual scale with a digital readout)
2. Balance Beam Scales (manual method and usually the most accurate)
3. Digital Powder Systems (This system is pre-programmed for charge weight and will dispense the required amount of powder and weigh it at the same time)
Powder Dribbler / Trickler
A powder dribbler is not nescessary in the reloading process however it does make the process much easier, faster, and more accurate.
A sample description of a powder trickler is shown below:
'The Hornady Powder Trickler is ideal for getting your loads exactly the same every time, for increase accuracy. You can easily drop that last few tenths of a grain of powder into a dropped charge for the ultimate uniformity in your powder charges.'
A kinetic/inertia hammer becomes nescessary if a mistake has been made with either the primer seating, powder charge, or bullet seating process and you are required to dismantle the loaded round. A description from the Lyman Magnum Inertia Hammer can be found below:
'The Lyman Magnum Impact Bullet Puller is designed to safely disassemble a loaded round in seconds with out damage to the bullet or brass case. Just smack the head on a hard surface until the bullet comes apart from the brass. The head design has been newly engineered to allow the puller to be used on a full range of calibres from the small 5.7x28mm FN to the largest magnum case. The "full size" ergonomic molded handle with rubber insert will provide a comfortable secure grip so the tool wont slip while being used.
Type: Inertia Impact Bullet Puller
Function: Separate bullet and powder from a loaded round
Material: Aluminium shaft, Shatter proof plastic head
- Works great with cast bullets
- Works on small calibres like the 5.7x28mm FN to the largest magnum case'
Loading Tray / Block
A loading block is used to sit the brass cases in whilst loading. This makes the process easier and less fiddly when it comes to charging the case with powder and preparing to seat the bullet. The case loading block stops accidental spills from occuring. Most loading blocks hold 50 rounds and the only noticable difference is the calibre that they are capable of holding. A description of the Lyman loading block can be found below:
'The Lyman Universal Reloading Tray is an essential accessory for organization and speed during the reloading process. This twin loading block holds 50 rifle or pistol cases for organized reloading sequence.
Material: Heavy duty plastic
Fits: 22 ACP through 45 Calibre'
A loading manual must be carefully selected based on the calibre and the powder that you require to use.
If you would like further information on this item, please contact us and we will be happy to help, otherwise please feel free to find some free reloading data on our forum
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