Looks like Frankford Arsenal wants to be a player...

Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by Ledd Slinger, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    That doesnt make sense because all presses have moving parts. Lubrication is your friend. The FA slides the shell holder up to the die similarly to the Forster Pretty much same thing with the same type of wear. Forster lasts forever, so I see no basis for why the FA wouldnt do the same.

    The FA actually appears to be built a lot sturdier than my Forster Coax. Bigger ram arms, bigger die holding block, bigger handle, thicker linkage. If anything, I would think the FA would be more durable
     
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  2. Milo 2.0

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    Revisit that, the Forster brings the case to the die too. But the platform on the Forster does not slide, so basically, it's 4 holes to 2.
    I guess even if the FA got sloppy, by design it may not affect performance?
     
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    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    Oh yeah. Sorry about that. My mistake. Had to go out and check my press. You are right on the function. Shows how much I pay attention. Lol.

    But the ram arms on the Forster slide through the die block so there will be wear there.

    I like some slop in my presses. Allows cases to align with dies better. I laugh when I hear people complaining about rams having play on old RCBS RCs. That's a good thing!
     
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  4. Milo 2.0

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    Yeah, but when you pay 300 for a press and it wobbles like a 30 yr old chevy pu in 3 yrs.
     
  5. Ledd Slinger

    Ledd Slinger Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yeah but that's a complete "assumption" with no basis from experience. M-Press just hit the market. How can a person even make a guess like that???

    If the press is anything like other FA tools I've used then I wouldnt have a single concern on durability.
     
  6. Milo 2.0

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    I like to assume stuff, wtf.
     
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    Just got the FA hand primer tool. Very nice kit. Shell holders for every case from 223 family to 338 Lapua cases with a guide to tell you which holder fits which case. Both small and large rifle primer plungers/guides and a very nice primer tray. I like how the tray has a "gate" to stop primers feeding into the tool when you are close to being done. You can tell by the weight and construction this thing is bullt like a tank! Nice positive clicks on the .001" incremental depth adjustment too.

    Nice that the case provides 3 spare slots for shell holders. They look like they are the same as LEE holders. I have a 20 Ackley Hornet rifle so I will need to add the Hornet holder.

    Havent used it yet, but it appears this is going to be a very nice tool that will last a long time :)

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