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07-12-2002, 11:15 AM
Well I'm getting to the stage where I want to reload. ###I've been looking around the catalogs and the world wid web and have came up with a reloader but wanted some educated opions. ###Now I know nothing about reloading so bare with me please ;-) ###First off, how is the RCBS Rock Chucker Press? ###I'm wanting to reload for both handgun and rifle though right now i only have two handguns and two rifles I want to reload for. ###Second I have seen a shot shell adapter for the Rock Chucker and wondered if anyone knew anything about it? ###I don't want it for mass reloading of shot shells but to work up turkey loads which means only a handful of rounds every now and then. ###Thanks for any and all help with this wanna-be :smile-big-blue:
07-12-2002, 12:38 PM
You can't go wrong with the Rock Chucker. ###It will do anything from .22 Hornet to .458 and .25ACP to .475 Linebaugh.
I'd stay away from the shotshell adapter. ###You can buy a MEC Jr. for about $75 that will do exactly what you want and better.
Rock Chucker is agood press that will last forever. ###RCBS makes a starter kit that will give you all the extras you need to get started. ###I haven't used the shot shell adapter so I really cant comment.
07-12-2002, 12:53 PM
i dont know anything about the rock chucker but my dad has been using the mec for as long as i have been allowed to know what reloading was.then shortly after that he started to let me use it too and after all these years it still gets a good crimp.
07-12-2002, 03:41 PM
I inherited my dads rock chucker and I started to reload .243 7MM Rem Mag and it works great. I bought a used Mec Jr. in 12 ga. aand have loaded over 1000 shells and it still works great, I did buy a few parts that needed to be replaced but I bought the Mec Jr. for only $25.
07-12-2002, 11:57 PM
Check out ebay I have seen some really good prices there lately on RC and dies also ###mec 600jr.
07-13-2002, 06:19 PM
I have seen some good bargins on ebay also but beware also as I have seen many items go for more than new or there shipping prices are high. I buy alot of my reloading equipment ###at http://www.midwayusa.com or http://www.natchezss.com ###. When you buy a number of items at once you save on shipping and there is no sales tax, I have not seen a retail store that can beat there prices.I have been using RCBS and lyman for years and always been happy with there stuff . I have tried Lee recently and am not thrilled with it.. ###get several reloading manuals and read through them carfully , mistakes can be very dangerous !!
07-16-2002, 10:40 PM
I agree with smokin54 on the ebay thing. ###Make sure you know the market well.
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