One of the best ways you can improve the reliability and overall effectiveness of you reloading press is to make sure it is mounted to something with no flex at all. This sounds easier than it really is to pull off. Even sturdy workbenches will typically flex enought to cause a bit of “mush” when seating primers, or raising the ram to the very top of the stroke. In order to build the ultimate in “rock-solid mounts” I crafted this pedestal from steel plate and a 4″x4″ steel column. Wow! What a difference that made! I can now feel “top of stroke” and primer seating much better than before.
Stay tuned here as I’ve had some request for plans, and will post here. Thanks!