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Old 11-18-2009, 04:09 PM
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Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

Hey guys is the RCBS rock chucker tall enough to reload 300 RUM?
I was about to buy one and a friend of mine siad he thought it might not be tall enough.

Anyone know for sure?
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:02 PM
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Re: Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

I have no problems with my Rock Chucker press.

Bought mine about 35 years ago, so don't know if the current dimensions have changed any over the years. Call RCBS up. If anyone would know, their technicians will.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:17 PM
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Re: Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

I don't think there'd be an issue with the new Rochucker Supreme,
RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Single Stage Press - MidwayUSA,
however, I've have the Rockchucker II, I think it is, one genration removed from the new 'Supreme', and I do have to angle the cases, with bullets held in place by hand, into the seating die. No big deal, though. Find out which generation it is.
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Re: Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

Same here I use a Rock Chucker press as well and I don't have a problem at all with mine I load for the RUM to . Mine is also an older model but my friend has a newer one that he got last year and it looks to me to be identical.

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:55 PM
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Re: Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

I use an old(er) designed Rockchucker press, same one for the past 29 years. It handles my 300 RUM and 300 WBY just fine.
If the newer ones are even bigger - all the better.

You have bigger things to think about. Start at the Sinclar web site - order one of their catalogs, take a careful look at the case prep goodies.

If you are thinking about a 416 Rigby or 378 WBY based wildcat in the future, taking a look at one of the larger presses may not be a bad idea. However, the long stroke of that press when only loading a 308 based short cartridge will wear you out. I recently went to Wyoming for a PD shoot, it required 1800 rds for 2 shooters. The thought of running that many rds thru a x-large press makes my arm hurt just thinking about it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:13 PM
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Re: Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

I did call RCBS right after I posted this.
They said no on the old Rock Chucker it has 3.3 window and the 300 RUM needs 3.6 but the Rock Chucker IV and Supreme though is a 4.5 window and handles it fine.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:49 PM
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Re: Rock chucker tall enough for 300RUM

i have used the rock chucker on a 300 rum, but it gets annoying, and if you are fooling with seating depths at all it gets annoying putting a loaded shell back in. i like the redding ultra mag press, but the price is a bit higher than the press i have, a redding boss 2, it handles my 338 edge fine i don't have a 300 rum anymore
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