Have the chance to pick up a

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Southernfryedyankee, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    415
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    RCBS RC Supreme Master Reloading Kit

    Cabela's -- RCBS RC Supreme Master Reloading Kit

    For $302 shipped from Cabelas, is this a good kit for a beginner. The stores around me sell the same kit for $350-375 so I figured maybe with the extra $$$ I save from getting it through Cabelas I could get 2 or 3 reloading manuals as well. The kit comes with a Speer reloading guide
     
  2. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    557
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    I bought mine 15 years ago and still use it today. Its a good kit.
     

  3. nheninge

    nheninge Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    284
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Depends on your goals. If you are just reloading, not a bad kit. If you are handloading for precision, maybe not so good.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    7,307
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2004
    +1
    My first kit was the rockchucker and I bought it in 1962 and I still use it today.

    I did buy the newer/bigger rockchucker press for the longer magnum cartridges
    and use the 47 year old for standard cartridges and pistols.

    You cant go wrong with the RCBS.

    Just my opinion.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    430
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2007
    The following thread addresses the same question as you have:

    www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f28/looking-start-reloading-how-rcbs-reloading-starters-kit-42341/

    I'm not encouraged about the quality of the new RCBS press. We're seeing evidence of a poorly fitted ram, and that's not good. The press is being made in China, and that alone turns many people off.

    As you will see, I recommend against a kit, simply because I believe that you can do better (not cheaper) by picking your own pieces. It takes more effort, but it also better prepares you for reloading, both knowledge-wise and equipment-wise.

    Searches on these forums will get you lot of information. Be thorough.
    .
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009