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Slightly off topic post, but you guys ought to know

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I have an RCBS JR3 press that I have used as my only press for over 20 years. It has done a yeoman service, from general reloading to forming brass in 8mm-86 and 40-70BN. The only thing I've never asked it to do is swage bullets. Please realize I'm not complaining.

While reloading yesterday I noticed a change in operation. Always before the ram would stay down (handle up) between operations. Now just the weight of the handle pulls the rem up. I also noticed varying pressure resizing cases, but this may have been my cases.

My question is, is there something in the ram channel that has provided resistance that is now gone, and might this then provide more play in the ram than is ideal? Or am I imagining it all?

I did post a poll in the New Forums site suggesting a general reloading forum for this type of question, but until then I figure you are the guys I know, so I'll ask you.
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Slightly off topic post, but you guys ought

Wayne- If you're loking at getting a new press I'd like to suggest a turret press they're superb for BPC applications as all of the dies for a given caliber are all adjusted and set and you just rotate the head for the next
operation, and you just get additional turrets for all your different calibers
and a good one is quite rigid and quite precise as well, really makes reloading considerably more pleasureable and efficient, as your dies are all adjusted and set up. the Redding turret is superb as is most of their equipment, I've also heard good things about the new Lyman. My beloved old RCBS Rock Chucker is now relegated to the jobs that require a great amount of torque like case forming, swaging etc.
Regards fredj
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