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We've got you covered, no matter what you're reloading.
For the precision reloader looking to craft the most precise round possible.
Features six variable speed, rotating stations that completely prepare trimmed brass for reloading, all in one stop.
No matter your priming method, we have an option for you.
Unparalleled powder-measuring accuracy in a compact package.
For those who love to cast lead bullets. If your first step of reloading is manufacturing bullets, this is a necessity.
Save time, space and eliminate a loading bench top full of holes.
This kit contains everything you need to get started reloading like a pro.
A simple, complete solution for beginners and experts alike. All you need to provide are the dies,
bullets, primers, cases, powder, and shell holder.
Provides right- or left-handed operation and a wealth of big-time features at an affordable price. It’s
accurate, fast and rugged — everything you need in a scale to make loading easier.
This is the complete, step-by-step, top-rated reference for everything you want to know about
handloading. It contains more than 600 pages of information, data and illustrations.
Ergonomic handle for use with many RCBS accessories.
This features eight heat-treated hex keys in one compact unit. It fits most hextype setscrews on RCBS
The large Deburring Tool allows the inside and outside chamfering and deburring of cases from 17-caliber
up to 60-caliber. This is the one deburring tool that will do it all!
A funnel is handy for pouring the correct powder charge into the case. It is specially designed to avoid
powder spills around the case mouth.
One of the first steps in handloading is to carefully clean and lubricate the fired cases. This kit
contains a bottle of our Case Lube—2, a case lube pad and two case neck brushes.
Prime cases separate from the reloading bench. The tray can hold up to 100 primers. It uses the same RCBS
shell holders as RCBS presses. Includes large and small primer plugs.
A convenient holding platform with a two-sided design offers three different case fits per side. It’s
perfect for holding up to 50 cases during the powder charging process.
This is by far the single biggest piece of equipment involved. As you’ll see on the following pages, the
press is used to resize the brass cases, replace the fired primers and seat the bullet.
The Uniflow can greatly speed up the powder charging step. A predetermined charge of powder can be
dispensed quickly and easily with each crank of the handle. This eliminates the need to weigh every
Using a soft cloth, wipe each case clean to prevent dirt from scratching the case and the sizing die.
Inspect the case for anything that would keep it from being safely reloaded, such as split case mouths,
case head separations, excessive bulges and other case defects. Any case found to be defective should be
Because of the force involved, you’ll need to lubricate the cases before they go into a sizer die.
Spread some lube on the pad and lubricate the body of the case. Make sure not to lube the shoulder of
your cases as this can cause dents. If you’re using a carbide sizer die for reloading
straight-wall pistol cases, you can eliminate this step. The carbide ring in the sizer die is so smooth
that cases simply can’t get stuck in the die.
Clean dirt and powder residue from inside case necks and simultaneously add a light coating of case lube
with a case neck brush. This will reduce the sizing effort and prevent excess working of the brass. Roll
the brush across the lube pad after every three or four cases for just the right amount.
Snap a shell holder into the press ram with a slight twisting motion. The shell holder will securely grip
head of the cartridge case. Check out our latest catalog or see your local dealer for help in selecting
correct shell holder, or reference the chart on pages 12–13.
Thread the sizer die into the press until the die touches the shell holder when the ram is at the top
press stroke. Raise the press handle and turn the die down another one-eighth to one-quarter of a
turn and set
the large lock ring. If you’re using a carbide sizer die, leave a 1/16” gap between the
the die and the shell holder.
With the press handle in the up position, slide a case into the shell holder.
Gently but firmly lower the press handle all the way to the bottom and run the case all the way into
die. This will size the case to the proper dimension and push the fired primer out of the case.
Next, raise the
press handle. This will lower the case and expand the case mouth (on bottle-neck cartridges),
the case neck diameter to hold the bullet tightly.
After several firings, cases sometimes stretch and become longer than the specified maximum length.
must be trimmed to allow for proper chambering and for safety reasons. The trimmer works like a
small lathe and
can be used to trim most cases up through 45-caliber. Check the reloading manual for maximum case
trim length. Use a dial or digital caliper to check the exact case length. Check the reloading
maximum case length and trim length.
Cases that have been trimmed need to also be chamfered and deburred. This will remove any burrs left
on the case
mouth after trimming and will allow a new bullet to be easily seated into the case. Insert the
pointed end of
the Deburring Tool into the case to remove burrs and chamfer the case mouth interior. Fit the other
end over the
case mouth to remove exterior burrs.
Because of their design, straight-wall cases need to be expanded in a separate expander die. Install
die in the press, place a sized case in the shell holder and run it into the die. The expander
adjusted so the case mouth is belled outward just enough to accept the new bullet.
To use, first scatter primers onto the grooved surface of the tray. Then, shake the tray horizontally
of the primers are positioned anvil side up.
The Hand Priming Tool seats primers quickly. Insert primer tray into Hand Priming Tool. Use the
cartridge-specific RCBS shell holder (the Hand Priming Tool is ONLY compatible with RCBS shell
proper primer plug adapter size (large or small) must also be installed. Insert the case and squeeze
which inserts the primer. Check to ensure the primer is seated. The advantage of the Hand
is that it can be used separate from the reloading bench.
Place a fresh primer, anvil side up, into the cup of the primer arm.
Slightly raise ram and insert the case into the shell holder. Run the case up into the sizing
Tip For Priming the Case
For a faster way to prime cases, use the hand Priming Tool that is included with your Rock Chucker
Reloading Kit or purchase separately the Rock Chucker Supreme Auto Prime. Primers drop one at a time
primer arm on the press. Hand priming can be done away from the bench.
Now, gently and slowly raise the press handle. As the case is drawn out of the sizing die it will be
the fresh primer which will be seated into the primer pocket. Push the handle all the way up.
Inspect the primer
to make sure it is properly seated. In order to gain optimum primer sensitivity, the primer must be
firmly to the bottom of the primer pocket.
You can dispense a precise charge, without weighing every charge on a scale. Fill the measure with
dispense several charges to establish flow and settle the powder in the hopper. Return the dispensed
the hopper. Use your reloading scale to adjust the powder measure. Weigh every charge until several
charges show the desired weight. Re-check the weight about every 10 cases.
Consult the reloading manual to learn what kind of powder, and exactly how much is recommended to
cartridge. Then weigh the recommended charge on your scale.
After accurately weighing the powder charge, pour it into the case using a powder funnel.
Thread the seater die a few turns into the press. Put a case in the shell holder and lower the press
running the ram with the case to the top of the press stroke. Turn the die body down until it stops.
shoulder in the die is now pressing against the top of the case mouth. Back the die out one turn,
crimp shoulder above the case mouth. Secure the die in position with the die lock ring.
Loosen the locknut, used to secure the seat plug, unscrew the bullet seater plug enough to keep the
being seated too deeply.
With the handle in the up position, insert a properly primed and charged case into the shell holder.
Take a bullet and hold it over the case mouth with one hand while you lower the press handle with the
easing the case and bullet up into the die. After raising the handle, note the seating depth of the
round. If the bullet needs to be seated deeper into the case, turn the seater plug down.
Run the loaded round back up into the die, raise the press handle and check the seating depth again.
A few more
adjustments may be needed for the proper bullet seating depth; then, you simply tighten the locknut
the bullet seater plug.
See our reloading die instructions for more detailed information about bullet seating and crimping.
Your first reloaded cartridge is ready to be fired. Of course, we’ve described only one case
all the reloading steps. When actually reloading, you’d take a batch of cases through each
before moving on to the next step.