New RCBS Single Stage Press

RCBS Press

RCBS is manufacturing a new single stage reloading press called the Summit.  The Summit re-thinks the single stage press and the system might seem a little backward to established reloading enthusiasts.

The press mounts on top of the bench, rather than on the side.  During all operations, the case never moves, rather the dies come down onto the brass.

RCBS Press

Among its features:

  •  Bench-top operation
  •  Ambidextrous handle operation with compound leverage
  •  Massive 2-inch diameter ram
  •  Full frontal access
  •  Accepts bushings for 1-inch die bodies
  •  Press adapter bushing
  •  Zerk fitting for lubrication
  •  Spent primer catcher
  •  4 ½-inch operating window for convenient access

MSRP on the new RCBS press is $269.95.  A short handle for the press is also available for $19.95.

RCBS Press

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  • Kevin

    I like it. On top of other things, this would be handy as a portable loader, mount it to plywood and clamp it wherever you travel to. Better then the smaller ones that can’t load big cartridges like the .338LM.

    • Dale

      I really like this idea! Great for those of us who don’t have dedicated space for a permanent workbench.

  • Frustrated Reloader

    Given that primers are now unobtanium, what’s the point?

    • floppyscience

      Sorry, should the entire industry just cease releasing new products and innovating because of a temporary shortage?

    • Not so frustrated reloader

      Some of us have enough brass, bullets, primers and powder to last for a decade at least. Have you learned your lesson? Stockpile, stockpile, stockpile! Wanna buy some primers? They ain’t cheap 🙂

    • GunTotingLib

      Supplies will come back once the hoarders let up. Primers are the cheapest things to buy so hoarders buy them up , makes them feel like they are doing something

  • Big D

    Pricey(Double price of a rock chucker), and mostly looking to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. I can’t think of a reason to mount a loading press away from the front edge of a bench, ever. This thing is not portable(Way too much steel and iron there), a RCBS junior is portable.

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    So they reinvented the Belding & Mull inline loading tools…….

  • tnelson

    Ch4d is almost the ssme price, 4 stations.

  • GunTotingLib

    Seems like a lot or a single stage press. I am still using my Rock Chucker Jr I bought in 1979. Still going strong after 1,000’s of rounds.

  • SPQR9

    I’d buy one but for the MSRP. What I like about it is that I could mount it in places I couldn’t put a more traditional style press. And perhaps onto work surfaces that wouldn’t support the edge torque.