Difference between Special 5 & Rock Chucker press's.

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by zkgeorge, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. zkgeorge

    zkgeorge Member

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    Hi..

    As above what is the difference between the two? Can't seem to find the answer on google. Does the Special 5 replace the Rock Chucker?

    Cheers - George.
     
  2. rmorgan9718

    rmorgan9718 Well-Known Member

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    I got an old - probably 30 yrs. - Reloader Special, and it was always a smaller frame press with less meat in the linkage. Best way I know would be call RCBS and ask them what are the differences. They are great help.

    Rick
     

  3. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Ive got a Reloader 3 I bought off E-bay as a backup. NO WAY is it going to replace the RockChucker...period..! :D The reloader series are good presses but they just arent the RockChuckers is all. If buying NEW go the extra $$ and get the Chucker or you can always check E-bay out and LOOK CLOSE at the pics and pick up a good used one....after all...ya ant hurt one.
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    The RS series were less costly, smaller, lighter presses and had a simple toggle linkage which reduces the leverage. At least one had a cast alum alloy body. They are fine but work best for handgun and small rifle cartridges.