RCBS presses

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Sully2, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    I got a flyer today that Sinclair had RCBS Rock Chuckers on sale for $139.95.....that aint a bad price AT ALL.....!
     
  2. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. Nice price.
     

  3. runshort

    runshort Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good price. Bought a RCBS rock chucker back in the mid to late 70's. We load for 9 different rifle calibers and for 3 pistol calibers.
    It still loads good ammo as far as I can tell. Every thing is still tight on it and produces good reloads. I was looking at an upgrade for this press a while back and could not really see a reason to do so. Hell I'm beginning to wonder if this press is going to last longer than me. Good luck on your new press.
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    I've seen old presses that were rusted, I've seen old presses that were worn sloppy due to a lack of oil. But I ain't never seen a press of any color that was 'worn out' from use, only neglect. Meaning they ALL will last longer than we will if we use them correctly and give 'em a modest amount of care.
     
  5. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    And your point is..????
     
  6. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    +1

    Lifetime investment if you actually try to take care of it. My press is 6 or 7 years old; my Dad's is 30+ --probably closer to 40. They are both standard rockchuckers. You couldn't tell one from another ammo wise. Tear 'em down when they feel even a bit gritty and clean/grease them, and that's it.

    $140 for a good press isn't a bad deal at all at today's prices.
     
  7. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "And your point is..???? "

    Well, I didn't think it would be that obscure but my point is RCBS presses are not unique nor do they last any longer than others.

    I have two 18 year old Lee presses in great shape. I have a 22 year old Rock Chucker in great shspe. I have a 47 year old Lyman in great shape. I have a 49 year old Herter's press in great shape. I Keep my presses cleaned and lightly oiled and they last, I don't need poorly informed web hype to tell me about how long presses will last. Does that help? :)
     
  8. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    Your climbing my back over points that weren't mention or even indicated as such. I never said they were..nor did I say they do. READ MY POST AT THE BEGINNING...and see if you can comprehend it.

    And you wouldnt see me ever brag I owned Lee presses...even though I do own 1...they cheapest that I use for ram priming..period

    Learn to read first...comprehend secondly...and then you wont be so inclined to start an argument where one isnt needed