K+M’s Precision Reloading Arbor Press is the most popular arbor press for precision reloaders. This rugged arbor press is used with inline bullet seating and neck sizing dies. It’s perfect for use at your home loading bench or at the range.
You can achieve consistency and accuracy with the ability to “feel” the bullet as it is seated into the case neck. This is incredibly important for the best results. Our newly designed toggle link arbor press has a very smooth and much-improved feel to provide the reloader that critical sensitive feedback. Compact size allows for use on your loading bench or at the range. Mounting holes are provided in the base as an option to hard mount to your loading bench.
Specifications and Applications
|Arbor Press Feature:||Standard Column||Extra Long Column|
|Working Height (no force pack)||0 – 7.5”||0 – 15.37”|
|Working Height (with force pack)||0 – 6.0”||0 – 13.87”|
|Base size||3.5″ x 5″|
|Base mounting holes||2x @ 0.263” | Centerline: 2.25”|
|Safe Max Force||150lbs|
|Throat Depth||1.58” (Ram-center to Column)|
|Standard Force Pack||Max Force: 150lbs | Force/Deflection: 1lb/.001”|
|Low Force Pack||Max Force: 50lbs | Force/Deflection: 1lb/.002”|
Use the provided T-handle hex key to loosen the screws on the side for simple height adjustments.
An additional feature for our Arbor Press is the tall column option. It’s a great feature because it allows for use with larger cases. Extra-long cartridges typically apply to cases such as the .50BMG.
For determining the correct force pack to use, the decision point between the standard force pack and the low force pack is based on the neck tension that the neck has been sized for. The typical rule of thumb for the use of the low force pack is neck tensions of .0015-.002” or less. The scale on the low force pack is 0-50lbs. Therefore, when seating with light neck tensions you will have better resolution for lower force readings.
The standard force pack range is 0-150 lbs which will accommodate pretty much any neck tension.
There’s a reference scale etched on the column of the arbor press to easily adjust the height. There’s also a die placement target on the base to position your die under the press ram.
Use the K&M die base when using a neck sizing die.