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jrbsr 01-06-2012 03:45 AM

What Reloader Is Good To Buy?
I used to use my Fathers RCBS Rockchucker, and a friends RCBS Rockcucker reloader in the 1980's. I think thats what it is called.
But things are made cheaper than they were back then.
So my question is,

Which reloader set up is any good.
I would like to get a progressive press.

Thank You,


handloader1 01-06-2012 12:19 PM

Your Dad's RCBS Rockchucker will do a great job for you. Dillon makes a great progressive press. Good luck

jrbsr 01-06-2012 08:05 PM

Originally Posted by handloader1 (Post 3898454)
Your Dad's RCBS Rockchucker will do a great job for you. Dillon makes a great progressive press. Good luck

My Dad passed away about 6 years ago, and his wife sold every thing of his.
So I can't use it any more.
My friend got to old to reload and gave his reloading stuff to his son.

So I will have to get my own, when I can get the $$
I think I may get one of the torrent progressive press's that you just pop off the torrent to change calibers.

gregrn43 01-07-2012 02:27 AM

Rockchucker is a fine press, I have been using mine for the past 24yrs.

homers brother 01-07-2012 07:42 AM

I know more people who use a Rockchucker than I know who use any other press - there's absolutely nothing wrong with a single-stage. A progressive really shines if you're shooting a LOT (and reloading a LOT) of pistol- and small rifle-caliber ammunition. I've used Dillons (probably the gold-standard of progressives) and never have been able to duplicate the consistency I can achieve with the plain old Rockchucker if my goal is precision. Not to say that I can't turn out a LOT of plinking ammo with a progressive.

I've not been impressed with many of the "torrent" (turret?) presses I've looked at. Save the money and put it into the other accessories you need. It's not that difficult to change from one die to the next in a single-stage press.

fritz1 01-07-2012 10:26 AM

I have a RCBS Rockchucker press, I have used it over 20 years with out any problems, it is a great press. I recently got a Ponsness Warren Metalic II, multi stage press that I really like. I also have a Hornady Lock & Load Progressive press that works great, I only use it for loading my 223's.

handloader1 01-07-2012 05:12 PM


Sorry about you losing your father. I lost my dad in 1981, and I really miss him. God bless you.

Mykey 01-07-2012 07:24 PM

RCBS Rockchucker ..... 25yrs and counting with no issues, it's been a very good press for me. Mike

oldreloader 01-07-2012 09:18 PM

I have a Rockchuker and have always liked it. Last year I bought a Lee Classic Turret and have really been impressed with it. I load all my pistol ammo on it and most of my rifle.

the jigger 01-08-2012 09:14 AM

It depends on what you are loading and what volume of shooting you do. I have single stage for rifle and progressive for handguns. If you are not a "volume" shooter a quality progressive press is a waste of money.
The RCBS is an excellent choice in a single stage.

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