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Super simplex - yes or no?

Post by knowsnothin » 11 Jan 2017, 3:49 pm

Ive been given a super simplex press, was rusty by it came up all right (useable).

As far as i can tell these require proprietary dies and will not take the standard 7/8 dies.

Worth keeping as i need to start reloading?

or flog it and buy RCBS kit?
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Post by duncan61 » 11 Jan 2017, 4:14 pm

Perhaps that is why you were given it.What are you going to reload.I am in W.A.We have a full fitted workshop and I have Hornet .222 .243 7mm rem mag and 357 mag dies.Barry and sons have dies for about $110
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Post by deanp100 » 11 Jan 2017, 4:41 pm

Dies are readily available to a staggering array of calibres and many millions of trouble free rounds have been loaded on them. I have one and love it.
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Post by Mitch » 11 Jan 2017, 4:51 pm

They are still in business and producing both dies and presses
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Post by Oldbloke » 11 Jan 2017, 5:49 pm

deanp100 wrote:Dies are readily available to a staggering array of calibres and many millions of trouble free rounds have been loaded on them. I have one and love it.



+1. Enjoy. We're one of the cheaper options once. Not sure now.
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Post by knowsnothin » 11 Jan 2017, 5:58 pm

Thanks.
reloading 223 and 6.5
probably do to get me started
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Post by Oldbloke » 11 Jan 2017, 8:10 pm

Will still be going when you fall off the perch.
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Post by bigfellascott » 11 Jan 2017, 9:27 pm

Can you FLR with these?
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Post by deye243 » 12 Jan 2017, 12:28 am

if it's the old one no , better off getting their O frame press just as good as my rock chucker

wish I had of known they were still in biz as I would have got that instead .
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Post by duncan61 » 12 Jan 2017, 1:19 am

what 6.5 are you loading
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Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jan 2017, 4:59 am

deye243 wrote:if it's the old one no , better off getting their O frame press just as good as my rock chucker

wish I had of known they were still in biz as I would have got that instead .


I thought I'd heard something along those lines. I have the Simplex Master Press, built like a brick ****** and bigger than the RCBS Rock Chucker by a good margin if memory serves me correctly. I had the Super Simplex as a kid, 6 turret head and I really liked it and would still have it if it wasn't for a drug f***ed friend. :evil:
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Post by deye243 » 12 Jan 2017, 1:27 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
deye243 wrote:if it's the old one no , better off getting their O frame press just as good as my rock chucker

wish I had of known they were still in biz as I would have got that instead .


I thought I'd heard something along those lines. I have the Simplex Master Press, built like a brick ****** and bigger than the RCBS Rock Chucker by a good margin if memory serves me correctly. I had the Super Simplex as a kid, 6 turret head and I really liked it and would still have it if it wasn't for a drug f***ed friend. :evil:


yeah a mate and I used to use one of these for 38 357 and 45 auto

EDIT oops I forgot for 38 we had a green machine once set up these things pumped out some rounds quick .
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Post by Oldbloke » 12 Jan 2017, 3:33 pm

Is it one of these? An O frame Simplex.

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Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jan 2017, 3:41 pm

No that's the one I have, the one ol mates got has the turret head setup, usually designed for 3 dies or 6 dies

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Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jan 2017, 3:47 pm

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Post by Oldbloke » 12 Jan 2017, 4:33 pm

So he has one of these. Of he doesn't like it he can mail it to me. :mrgreen:

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Post by Baldrick314 » 13 Jan 2017, 9:47 am

I got given one of these presses awhile back with a bunch of different dies. Used it recently to knock up some 357's cos I was doing a one off load and didn't want to adjust my progressive press. The dies weren't labelled and I had no instructions but found some on the net, once I'd sorted that out I found this to be one of the most consistent and easy reloading setups I've ever used.

The biggest downsides are the oddball die size and it's inability to FLS. I'm going to keep using this press for straight wall cases that I only need small volume of. If you're only doing rifle calibres or need to FLS every time I'd go for a traditional O frame press though.
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Post by auriga3 » 17 Apr 2017, 3:31 pm

I would say yes,Simplex are still in business in Sydney & have a mail order service &online shop www.simplexreloading.com.au
I use them a lot as my press is a Super simplex & all my dies,case trimmer &bullet puller are Simplex.i was given a Simplex Master "O" frame press & dies i can FLS with it a very strong simple press has a primer catcher as well.Only down side is the cost of postage if you use mail order,but in my case the nearest gunshop is 75km away so mail order isnt too bad.Good luck
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