The Best Reloading Press Machines for Reloading Season

If the temperatures start to drop and the leaves start to fall from the trees, then that means its reloading season. Reloading season starts when competitive shooting is done for the year, and until the snow melts all you’ll be doing is reloading your ammo.

No matter which type of shooter you are, reloading your own ammo is the best strategy for saving money. For that, you need a reloading press and finding the best reloading press for you can be a hard job.

But luckily, with all the reloading presses out there, we have managed to compile a list of the best ones to buy after the snow melts in 2019. So check out our reloading machine comparison.

1. Hornady Auto-Progressive Reloading Press

Firstly, let me say that no matter what press you’re using and no matter how sophisticated that press is, you will always encounter some problems, and you might need to do a lot of tinkering on some presses.

Well luckily, you can consider those problems as history with this Auto-Progressive Reloading Press from Hornady.

The Hornady Lock-N-Load can be considered as the best and most sophisticated reloading press on the free market. Namely, the press can load more than 500 bullets in a single hour with its 5 slots bashing system. This press has 5 slots that can hold 5 rounds, effectively saving time by five times. The Lock-N-Load can hold any type of cartridges, and you won’t have any jamming problems, compared to other reloading machines.

2. RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Press


Like the previous press mentioned, the RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme is an industry standard for single stage press machines.

The whole press weights at 20 pounds and installing is not an easy process. Because it weights at 20 pounds, rather than the standard 16-pound press weight, this press is not recommended for portable reloading press stations, but it is a beast of a machine for your home reloading station.

According to GearsAdviser, the lever on the press can be adjusted for both right, and left-handed users and the whole press is made of materials that make it sturdy and easy to use.

The only downfall of this press is the price and the difficulty to install.

3. Lee Precision Classic Turret Press

If you thought 500 rounds in an hour was impressive, then wait until you hear how many the Lee Precision Classic Turret Press can make.

This machine has four holes for four rounds, but the sturdiness and quality of this machine will make reloading a piece of cake. A beginner favorite, as said by many pros, this press is very versatile and can act as a reloading station at home as well as a portable one.

This press can support the majority of cartridges, but the only downside is that after a few months of usage, the arm can get stuck. BUT if you take proper care of it, you won’t have this problem.

If you are a beginner, we recommend reading the manual instructions before you start doing any reloading.

4. Lee Precision Breech Lock Challenger Press


Another model by Lee Precision, and another single stage reloading press, this machine has an “O” frame which is designed to help you save space and time. The machine has a primer catcher which is a trash can linked with a hose to eject trash. This reloading press is compact, doesn’t weight much, and has a big opening in the middle enough to fit your whole palm through. As we said, it is a single stage reloading press, but the extra features greatly improve the reloading speed.