Total Cost of Ownership Comparison
If you read each of the press-specific pages in this article, you’ll see a complete breakdown for Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for each press. In order to visualize these costs in a more intuitive way, I’ve prepared the following charts and a table to compare TCO for these presses across the board.
The following are not included in the charts:
- “1 Pistol Caliber Bare Bones” data was not included because some press systems come with a case feeder
- Dillon Square Deal B (does not have a case feed option, doesn’t load rifle calibers)
- The Frankford Arsenal prices DO NOT include dies as Frankford Arsenal does not make complete die sets!
TCO: 1 Pistol Caliber, With Case Feed
TCO: 1 Pistol Caliber, 1 Rifle Caliber, With Case Feed
TCO: 2 Pistol Calibers, 2 Rifle Calibers, With Case Feed
Yes, lots of pricing information to digest, but hopefully these comparisons will help you decide what press is the right value for you and your needs!
Hornady Lock-N-Load AP
RCBS Pro Chucker 5
RCBS Pro Chucker 7
Mark 7 APEX 10
Dillon Square Deal B
Dillon RL 1100
Frankford Arsenal X-10
LEE Pro 1000
LEE Breech Lock Auto Pro (Pro 4000)
Total Cost of Ownership Recap
Inline Fabrication Mounts
KMS Squared UFO Press Lighting