Has anyone worn out a loading press?
Over the years, I'm sure that I've mentioned that I bought my first loading press in 1977 and that it was a used RCBS junior. I still have it and I use it frequently and have never had a problem with it. I keep considering up grading to a higher end press like the Rock Crusher but I can't think of a good reason to do it and today when looking at the latest Natchez flyer, I got the urge again and tried to justify it. I couldn't begin to guess how many rounds I've loaded on it but it's a huge amount and I've always had enough leverage to crush a case if I wasn't careful. I put my dial indicator on the ram with it fully extended to see if it was flopping around and I only had .004" of run-out on the ram! I keep it clean and lubed with graphite and it is still rock solid and I doubt that a new press could do better than that. Have any of you actually worn out a single stage press?