No. Is my short answer. My long answer is that if you are brand new and don't have a clue as to what you might want or need but are in a big hurry to get started, it might not be a bad option.
Rock Chuckers are great presses. I have three of them set up on my reloader bench. I have not purchased one new and have not paid more than $175 for any of them. They can be had on Flea Bay and Craigs List, used for under $200 pretty readily if you keep an eye out.
I have been reloading for over 20 years so I have developed some definate likes and dislikes during that timeframe amongst the scads of reloading equipment out there.
Without going into a lot of detail, here is what I wish I would have bought the first time around.
- A Rock Chucker press (The Co-Ax is a great press if you can justify the money.)
- A RCBS Balance Beam scale. (Unless you spend a lot of money, I have not found an electronic scale that is as good as a upper end RCBS blanace beam type scale.)
- I like the large blue brass tumbler from Dillon. I can put a crapload in it at one time and it has been doing a good job for the last 15 years. I have literally cleaned a ton of brass with it.
- I like the RCBS micrometer powder dispenser. Yeah, it has a few issues when dealing with stick powders but thats what tricklers are for. It will literally last forever.
- I have a Forster case trimmer, every possible brand of dies and more crazy guages as specialty tools than I'd like to admit to.
It's an addiction that I have gotten thousands of hours of satisfaction out of. Good luck!
the newer RCBS are Chinese??? I knew their calipers had gone there, but I wasn't aware the presses had.....I've got a newer model original rockchucker, is that Chinese??when you start to crunch all the numbers the cost difference comes together quickly between the Co-Ax and the RCBS press. Besides the Co-Ax has a made in USA lable on it instead of made in China. It will probably last you a couple life times, and if you grow tired of it just sell it on Ebay for almost what you paid for it.
No powder measure does stick powders very well. I like the cheap Lyman #55.