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Rory McCanuck
04-29-2012, 09:06 PM
If I'm a little hard to live with for a bit, please
bear with me. This weekend, I picked up an
old, somewhat tired and neglected looking
Bonanza Co-Ax press. It's missing a few bits
and bobs, but nothing I can't get later, or
do without.

Oh My, What a machine. After cleaning a bunch
of sawdust and some old gunk off of it, a drop
of WD-40 on the guide rods, oh is it smooth.

I'm looking forward to getting home so I can
give a good dunking in the solvent tank, take
a bit of crocus cloth to the rust on the guides,
and lube it up and put it to work.

Now I understand what all the fuss it about.

Farlsincharge
04-29-2012, 09:13 PM
I hate you

Oh and :pics:

Rory McCanuck
04-29-2012, 09:35 PM
I'll put up pics once I get home, probably Tuesday.
I was planning on putting up before and after pics,
but I couldn't wait and started cleaning it up.

deadeye
04-29-2012, 11:54 PM
http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/53/081fe9a8b9314d58ba17928919ca7976/l.jpg

I saw this and thought it fitting...:Beer time:

M.T. Chambers
04-30-2012, 12:00 AM
You'll love the Co-ax, mine is a Forster, it would be interesting to see any dif. between the two besides the added clearance on the newer ones, very slick and surprisingly powerful. The self centering of the round, whether when resizing or bullet seating is it's biggest benefit IMHO.

Rory McCanuck
04-30-2012, 12:01 PM
The jaws are going to be my biggest problem.
They are dirty and a bit sticky, but I'm leery of
pulling them apart to clean them.I don't want
the springs to disappear across the room :)

The pointed bolt that opens the jaws is slightly
bent, just enough that it drags on the edge of
the hole. I'll try straightening it, but may end up
just shortening it.
Ben, am I correct in thinking the bolt is long so
that you can shorten the stroke for short rounds?

Dmay
06-08-2012, 01:26 PM
The jaws are going to be my biggest problem.
They are dirty and a bit sticky, but I'm leery of
pulling them apart to clean them.I don't want
the springs to disappear across the room :)

Don't be afraid, you have to take them apart to switch ends, or change jaws. The springs aren't that powerful, although they can jump a little ways. Take the whole plate piece out and flip it over. Then remove one jaw with your finger over the spring. After that, theres no tension left on them. You'll see, its pretty simple.
And you want them clean and lubed so they don't hang up....

M.T. Chambers
06-08-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm not really sure about that bolt, I've never played with that on mine, as someone else said, don't be afraid to change out the jaws, you'll need to anyways when changing from .308 to .223 or some such.