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X = 180 Y = 90 (X+Pyro)+(Y-Pyro) = ?

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I am looking into handloading for at least some of my centerfires, and ran in to a press in my dad's basement. The press is brand new, never been out of the box, but the reciept in the box is dated 5/31/1983. This is a Pacific Multipower "C" press. I was originally looking at an RCBS turret press. Would it be worth trying to save some $$ for now and use this press to learn and get started? I am hoping this press will accept RCBS shell holders. The threads for dies are the standard 7/8-14 so I assume any die set with these threads will work?
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sure--- any starting place is better than thinkin about it.
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 Absolutely!
 Use it while buying all your other reloading goodies on your original press budget. When you think you've outgrown it, buy a turret or whatever, and leave that one dedicated to de-capping or whatever you want.
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Anyone aware for sure if this press will accept new RCBS shellholders and dies? For the shell holder it has a little groove and a retaining spring that I assume kind of acts like a snap-ring.
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here is a link I found about your press: http://www.antiquereloadingtools.com/discus/messages/8/485.html?1177463342
It says it uses standard dies, so you should be go to go. I have never seen or used one, though. From the pic on the link, looks like you may have to use some muscle if you are loading larger cases.
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Thanks niles. I have a buddy at work who "rolls his own", I'm going to see if I can borrow a shell holder from him and see if it fits. As far as using muscle, I don't have any, but my press is not the one in the picture. Mine is the pull handle down to raise ram newer style. Thanks for the input guys.
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