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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

Ditto, Allmost all of my reloaders are of the mean green persuasion, and I've allways got excellent service from RCBS, and that was before the big Blue machine came about. They are very helpful. I've got one Rockchucker that's over 30 years old and a RS3 that's about 15 or so. I've even had excellent luck with my Piggyback II which is over 10 years, and all I've heard about them is negative on other sites, it really kicks out the .38s .40's, .45's etc. RR
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