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I currently have an old CH Pistol Champ 3 stage press that I use to load 45 ACP and 38 Special and 357 Magnum. It does a great job with these loads but as anyone knows who uses the CH powder measure you are somewhat restricted with the powders you can use because of having to match up a particular bushing for a certain type of powder and there is not always a match for a particular caliber. I have been thinking of getting a different press for loading of my 9 mm's. Anyone have any recommendations on a good set including powder measure and accurate scale?? I have carbide dies for my CH and would want to get carbide dies for this new press. I have seen RCBS, Lee, etc and just don't know which ones hold up the best. Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated. I know that CH is still in business with another company in Ohio who bought out CH's invetory. One of the guys in my club ordered the dies for 9 mm for his CH and had a load of problems with the belling die which also handles the powder charge. Had to have it machined to make it work as it was crushing the tops of his cases. I want to avoid this problem. Thanks. again. :)
 

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I don't recall how the CH champ is set up - can't find my catalog - but you might consider seeing if a Lee ProAutodisk and corresponding Powder- through- the- expander die will fit on your current press. Then get some carbide RCBS, Redding, or my choice Lyman multi deluxe dies in 9 mm. I would think this might be a lot cheaper than a whole new press - and you could keep the same handy semi-progressive operation. Reloading the 9mm begs for automation so one may reduce handling of those tiny cases.
I use this system on my Lyman Turret - you may want to consider one of the current turret presses on the market.
Good luck.
 

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Thanks to Dand and Guest for the info on presses. After thinking about this I think I will take a look at the Lee powder measure as long as it will mount on top of my expander die. If that doesn't work out then I will take a look at a turret press for the 9 mm's as those small cases and bullets are a real PITA for pinching fingers. Again thanks for the info. :-D
 
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