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RCBS reloader ????

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by plumbguncrazy, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. plumbguncrazy

    plumbguncrazy TS Member

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    Is there a difference in a rock chucker press and a rock crusher press, if so which one is better, I'm comparing ebay items, and just starting to reload
     
  2. riflegunbuilder

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    PGC, I have been reloading rifle ammo for around 20 years. I don't remember what a rock crusher is. A rock chucker is to metalic reloading kind of like a MEC Grabber is to shotgunloading. Maybe not cutting edge, but the standard. They are about bullet proof. I don't know what they are bringing on e-bay. I have two new in the box that I would sell for $90 shippd. I wound up with four in a trade, am using two, the others are sitting in my garage floor. If you are interested email me.
     
  3. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    R.C.B.S. = Rock Chuck Bullet Swage. The company started out building tools for making varmint bullets. Riflegunbuilder is correct, the presses are Rock Chucks, but if you are in a destructive mood you can crush some small rocks with your reloader, I do that more than I would like with hulls that were raked up off our gravel trap range.
     
  4. Landshark

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    I sent you an e-mail about the 2 Rock Chuckers.
     
  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    Someone has reloading presses and automobile transmissions confused. Back in the 1960s through early 1980s, General Motors' M22 four-speed manual transmission were nicknamed "rock crushers" after their extremely stout construction.

    Ed
     
  6. ricks1

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    could be a typo there is a orange crusher that was made by Lyman some years back rick
     
  7. AJKohler

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    There is - or was - a truly massive reloading press named the 'Rock Crusher' which, although it would load conventional calibers, was primarily designed for heavy-duty bullet forming and loading of .50 BMG AND UP. Die sets for 20mm Lahti, 20mm Solothurn and other huge cartridges were offered - if you're into that sort of thing.

    If you're trying to load anything up to, say, .700 NE, I wouldn't bother. If you want to see it, try Googling it. They cost several times what a Rockchucker does.

    Tony
     
  8. AJKohler

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    The Rockcrusher was offered by Old West Scounger - past tense advised, as it is no longer on their website and they appear to be getting out of whatever reloading business they had.

    It would probably be just the ticket if you were looking to reload something only slightly smaller than a main tank cannon round.

    Or perhaps slightly larger. :)

    Tony
     
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