Rockchucker for the RUM case?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Partagas, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Partagas

    Partagas Active Member

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    I am using a rcbs partner or jr press. There just isn't enough room to work with the 338 rum especially now that I am working up some 300smk loads. I can find used rockchuckers pretty easy and wonder if they can handle the extra length? Or should I be looking at the supreme or maybe a redding big boss?
     
  2. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    The introduction of the RUM's promulgated the new generation of larger presses. You'll like the Big Boss.
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  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have both of the presses you are talking about and the rockchucker will work for the RUM
     
  4. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    If memory serves: the Rock Chucker IV has a slightly longer stroke than the Redding Big Boss. I just purchased the RCIV and that was the reason I chose it over the big boss. However, I think the Redding presses are a little better made.
     
  5. txlongrange

    txlongrange Well-Known Member

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    I concur. The Rockchucker will work; however, when using the longer bullets you cannot simply place the bullet in the neck with the case in the shellholder. I have to hold the bullet in the case and slide it up into the bottom of the die then into the shellholder when loading a 300g SMK in a 338 Edge. But it really isn't an issue.

    TXLR
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    I use an RCBS Jr. for 338 RUM and 270 AM with no problems whatever.

    I've just purchased a Rochchucker Supreme for another purpose but will be using it to reload the AM. We'll see how she works.
     
  7. KRP

    KRP Well-Known Member

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    My method also and works fine for me. If I really wanted to spend money on a new press the Redding UltraMag would get serious consideration.
     
  8. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    +1, I'd choose the UltraMag as well.

    AJ
     
  9. Spanners

    Spanners Well-Known Member

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    I use a Boss press (the small one) for my 300 RUM 208 A-max no probs.