RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Press
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- Rock Chucker press frame provides a full four inches of ram-bearing surface to rigidly support the one inch diameter main ram
- Handle is made of solid steel and features a comfortable ball-type handle grip
- Outstanding strength and versatility, the Rock Chucker Supreme is ideal for the beginner and pro alike
- Can also be upgraded to a progressive loader with the addition of a Piggyback - 4
- Specifically for heavy-duty reloading, case forming, and bullet swaging
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One day, a friend at the gun club said his son was looking to get into reloading, and would I sell any of my gear. I had just read about the larger-frame Supreme and decided, sure, I'd sell mine and buy one of the new ones. Big mistake. Nice looking machine but clearly not as well made as my vintage (and mint condition, never a spot of rust) RC of old. Not a big deal, the leverage it used was superior to my old machine but then I saw the "priming" device. A joke. Absolutely embarrassing. I was shocked that RCBS would put this fragile, poorly designed piece of junk on this new super-press of theirs. The old system was fine, worked well, the primer feed worked reliably for the thousands of rounds I loaded on it. From what I read in reviews, the new auto primer (another $80 and I havent' seen one in person to decide if it's worth it) is not great. If they had the old primer system on the new press, it'd have received 5 stars from me; it's rugged and strong, but again, I'm amazed that someone approved this design. I still have not used it and deeply regret getting rid of my old maching. Wake up rcbs!!!
-- Update --
In setting this up, I found that the locking nut for the handle was wrong, smaller and with coarse thread. RCBS was quick to respond and sent out the correct nut. 5/8-18 and now it is perfect.
Now the bad part, the primer catch on the old Rock Chuckers from what I've heard was pretty good, the new one is pathetic at best. Of the 2 plastic locating nubs that are supposed to fit into detents on the cast body of the press only the left actually fits, the right one "kinda" fits which deforms the catch a bit. Some solve this by drilling out the body, I haven't yet. My catch is lucky if it catches 1 of 5 primers, the rest collect at the base of the ram and have to be swept into one of the side collection bins by hand. Then the catch is wedged in there so tight with the 2 nubs its nearly impossible to remove when full. Its got a wonderful spring effect that sprays primers all over your shop upon removal. I plan to shave down the plastic nubs or cut them off entirely and see if that helps.
Another small gripe is that they only supply 1 primer arm with 2 primer cups for small and large primers. It wouldn't be so bad if it were an easy swap but it isn't, you'll see. I complained and they sent me a second arm. A good way for them to cheap out on a $.25 part.
If this had a better catch it would be an easy 5 stars but I can't as it sits especially when the old catch is rumored to have worked so well. It's almost as if they had a new idea but totally skipped the R&D phase and went straight into production without testing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The absolute best single stage press. The mechanical advantage for this press is very high. It gets over the hardest part of each stroke very easily. Read morePublished 13 days ago by CZ
I enjoy this press, especially for .308. I'd rather have a turret press but for accurate loads single stage is the way to go.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this for the longer shells I reload like the .300 Weatherby Mag & .338 Lapua. Works especially well because I load the longer high B.C. bullets like Lehigh & Bergers.Published 1 month ago by Deno Werner
Great first time press for me. This thing has got some heft to it! Did not set up the primer as I am using the Auto Primer Tool. Read morePublished 2 months ago by rea
Its a very good press for a very good price. It is my go to reloading press for high precision target loads in my Matthew Stewart 6.5x47 LapuaPublished 3 months ago by e3 smith
This is my second one in my reloading line up. Best price too.Published 4 months ago by Herbert H Worff