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Lyman Brass Smith Ideal C-Frame Press
Lyman’s Brass Smith Ideal Press is the perfect starting point for beginners or as a precision companion press for experienced reloaders. The compact design of the Ideal Press requires minimal bench space, but it is not some flimsy lightweight! The rugged press frame is made of cast iron, while other components are all steel. The press features compound linkage for optimum leverage, a 1” diameter ram, and a 3 7/8” press opening which can handle all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges with a loaded length of up to 3.700”. The press has a central handle position for easy ambidextrous use and a ball handle for comfortable operation. The Ideal Press accepts all 7/8x14 thread dies and standard shell holders. The press will provide accuracy and precision for beginners or experts, and is the perfect auxiliary press for those wishing to perform a specific operation separate from their main press.
- Rugged cast iron frame
- Ambidextrous design
- Handles all pistol calibers and rifle cartridges up to 3.700 in length
- Accepts all standard 7/8”x14 dies and standard shell holders
- Durable powder coat finish
- Compound linkage and 1” diameter ram
- Weight 12.6 pounds
Read 3 Reviews - Average Rating: 4.7 stars
I like it BUT!!!
By PAUL T.
on Sep 04, 2020
It has the potential to be a great little press, especially for bullet seating. However I am having a problem with keeping the lower ram shoulder bolts tight. If I tighten them as they should be, it locks up the whole ram. I called Lyman, and they are sending out "hopefully" some longer shoulder bolts
Brass Smith Ideal C- Frame Press
By Gary D.
on Oct 13, 2018
This press is priced to sell. Great for small to medium length cases. I load a lot of short action stuff .243, .308 300Blkout .222, .223. 7X57. 338 Fed. also pistol .38,357, 44 mag. 45 colt. The press has plenty of leverage to do the job and operates very smoothly. It would probably work to reform some cases also. Great piece of equipment for the price. Grafs shipped it to me fast. Thank you Grafs!
LYMAN Ideal press
By Charles W.
on Aug 27, 2018
Nice press.Lots of hand clearance. Will reccomend.
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