These complete assemblies include the aligned jaws, corresponding to a single side of “S” or “LS” Jaws. Simply remove the Button Head Screws and replace the jaws to get ready for the next size of case and die. They are available in four sizes: S-Large, S-Small, LS-Large, and LS-Small.
Avoid frustration with Quick-change Jaws. You’ll never have to worry about accidentally losing a part or flipping a jaw over the wrong way.
The Powder Funnel with Long Drop Tube will cleanly fill cases without any need to compress the charge during bullet seating. The momentum of the gunpowder dropping down the 5¼" long tube results in a larger volume by weight.
To learn how to use this tool for proper case charging, we recommend the Powder Funnel video posted at YouTube by the experts at Bolt Action Reloading.
It’s not uncommon that we run across very dedicated, brand-loyal reloaders – or a Case Trimmer or Co-Ax Press shared by two or three generations within a family.
However, we were taken aback and humbled by a true story that John Hornby told at the recent SHOT Show:
“I took my Co-Ax Press with me when I served as a sniper in Vietnam, back in ’68. I used it over there for 65 months.
“When we left, I put it on a ship going back, and it had my name and service number on the outside of the box. It only took Uncle Sam till 2016 to get my Press back….
“Finally, someone found it in a warehouse, got hold of me by my service number, and shipped it back to me [in Minnesota]. It looks the same. I’m still using it today. ”
Thank you, John, for your service – and for an unforgettable visit.
If you encounter a case that seems hard to chamber, the first thing you should do is to examine it with a comparator tool like Datum Dial™, to compare your fired case to your resized case and measure how much you have bumped the shoulder. Usually, you are looking for around .002" shoulder bump to assure easy chambering.
If you are not getting any bump, several factors could be at work:
If you are using a Forster die, you can send it back to the factory for review, along with a couple sample cases fired out of your rifle. For a small machining fee, we can then shorten the die slightly to allow your fired cases to get more engagement from the die and more shoulder pushback.
You may know Diane Haverland as the friendly voice that has greeted callers to Forster Products since 1988. She plans to retire at the end of February, and we thank her for her dedicated service and wish her all the best.