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Forster CoAx review
« on: November 19, 2016, 10:56:36 AM »
 

Jeff M

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Re: Forster CoAx review
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 05:52:18 AM »
 

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Jeff --

Wife just bought me one for Christmas, too cheap to buy on my own. LOVE this press and the Forster micrometer seating die is awesome and repeatable.

I do have a question -- your die "snaps" in, mine is the newest iteration but has a set screw to hold it in press. Any secret there or is this something they did away with? Priming system I find hard to use, still resort to RCBS hand prime for that operation.

Still, all in all I have from Rock chucker to Dillon SDB, and for rifle cartridges this is by far my fav...

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Re: Forster CoAx review
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 09:45:20 PM »
 

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That set screw should have a detent ball on the end of it and you just adjust it to "snap in" you don't want it very tight, just enough that the die stays in place enough to hit the case consistently. The advantage to the CO-AX is that the die floats a bit and that helps to reduce any inconsistency in run out by not binding it in any direction and allowing it to self align.

 

Re: Forster CoAx review
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 12:18:51 PM »
 

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That set screw should have a detent ball on the end of it and you just adjust it to "snap in" you don't want it very tight, just enough that the die stays in place enough to hit the case consistently. The advantage to the CO-AX is that the die floats a bit and that helps to reduce any inconsistency in run out by not binding it in any direction and allowing it to self align.

What he said.   ;D
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Re: Forster CoAx review
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 12:20:23 AM »
 

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Another item of note, use Forster die rings, while others work, I've found some (Whidden especially) will twist a touch when tightened up too much and will get mis-aligned. Also this keeps from having to mess with that set screw adjustment for the detent ball from one type to another.