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IBJoel 06-28-2018 03:05 PM

RCBS Celebrates 75 Year Anniversary
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – June 28, 2018 – RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, is celebrating 75 years in business this month.

RCBS was born in a small 12 by 6 foot room in the back of a laundry mat in Oroville, California in the year 1943. In the early days following the attack on Pearl Harbor, there was a tremendous shortage of bullet-making equipment. RCBS founder Fred T. Huntington had been shooting and hunting all of his life and wanted to make sure he would be able to continue pursuing his passion, even with limited products in his reach.

The first dies were named Rock Chuck Bullet Swage as they were specifically designed for making jacketed bullets to shoot the Rock Chucks in the Western United States, providing the acronym RCBS that the company would become known by in later years.

By 1950, RCBS reloading equipment was in full production, and the company successfully launched the now famous A-2 Press – a vast improvement over reloading equipment of the time. By 1958, the RCBS Junior Press and Reloader Special were introduced to customers. These products showcased the secret of RCBS “Precisioneered” quality and the company’s ability to combine the old with the new to bring customers the finest, most efficient, precision-engineered reloading tools available.

For a full version of the press release and a hi-res image, please click on the link below:

JJ Reich
Communications Manager
Firearms and Ammunition

Jake Edson
Communications Manager
Optics and Hunt/Archery Products

Kristen Veverka
Communications Manager
Tactical Products and Shooting Accessories

Vista Outdoor Inc.
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Berserker 10-12-2018 04:34 AM

I was hoping for rebates. Bought electric trimmer earlier this year.

RobertSubnet 12-17-2020 09:47 AM

RCBS makes good stuff. Best wishes for another 75 years!

elkman30 05-16-2021 01:27 PM

It's fun to go into their original store in Oroville although i haven't been in a while. Good stuff!

carlstensfer102 11-03-2021 11:38 AM

I hope that everything will be fine in the company and they will work for at least 75 years more!

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