RCBS prep center

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 300 ultra, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    So I got the OK to buy the prep center but before I do I wanted feedback from the pros. I read the reveiws at cabelas and they werent all that good. Under powered, The reamer doesnt work well enough. As of know I use a cordless dewalt and hook up my different attachments to it. I like the idea of everything being in one spot though. My bench already gets enough clutter. Dont reply if you dont have one. I want actual results not Ive heard they work or not. :cool:
     
  2. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Geez after reading my thread I sound like a A hole Im not just want actual results. Thanks.
     

  3. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    I have had one for several years now. I have encountered no problems whatsoever. Works great for me. As for underpowered, you can cause the thing to bog down if you push hard enough, but there is absolutely no need to bear down with that much pressure. It's almost as valuable as my Chargemaster!

    Jim
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I also have one and find no fault with it.

    As for the power, There is no reason to bog it down. the deburring tools just need to
    be touched lightly and will remove all of the burr from trimming and put a nice chamfer
    on the neck.

    I use mine every time I reload or prep cases.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    I've used mine for a few years now as well. I have no complaints. I have a inside primer pocket deburing tool, a primer pocket uniformer, an outside neck deburring tool, the Inside VLD neck tool, then the cleaning brush. don't deburr the case necks prior to the primer pockets... I have the tendency to cut myself if I do because of the pressure put on the primer uniforming tool. The tool has plenty of power.

    I give it a thumbs up
     
  6. swampshooter

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    I've had one for about 8 or 10 years. I don't do any reaming on it, closest I come is uniforming primer pockets. but I'm happy with it. I load reasonably high volume for prairie dogs, but i also want good accuracy. I couldn't go back to hand tools. Sometimes I wonder if the tool not rotating perfectly straight is a problem, but then I look at my groups in the high 2's or low 3's and for a varmint rifle, i think it must not be a problem. I use mine to chamfer in and out ,uniform primer pockets and cut the crimp out of military cases when loading .223, and lube and brush my case necks. I really like having everything right there and only handling a case one time.
     
  7. GNERGY

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    I have had mine for over 8 yrs and use it all the time. Yes your fingers do end up hurting if you do a lot of cases, in the hundreds. It saves a lot of time. Glad I bought it.
    Tarey
     
  8. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    well great, no negative responces. Im getting it. Seems like a great idea. thanks for the replies.
     
  9. Bearwalk

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    Been using mine for 6 years, high volume. No issues whatsoever. In fact, I can't live without it.

    It makes case prep so much more efficient. Big time saver.

    You can bog it down if you try, but I have never done so under normal operation.

    I use it for chamfering, flash hole uniforming and pocket reaming, if that helps. It is not underpowered at all for these operations.
     
  10. swampshooter

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    The only time I've ever bogged mine down was trying to cut too fast when removing crimps from mil-surp brass. And yes my fingers are tired after prepping 5 or 600 cases in one evening, but doing them by hand keeps my fingers tired for two weeks.
     
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    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Great video, thanks for posting. Me thinks it's time to go shopping.
     
  13. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    X2 couldn't said it better
     
  14. Forester

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    I have had one in regular use for 6 or 7 years and if it dies today I'll have a new one ordered tomorrow.

    I uniform/clean primer pockets, debur and chamfer case mouths, remove military crimps, and uniform flash holes with it and I could not be any more pleased.