New RCBS Reloading Gear

RCBS Case Feeder

RCBS announced a pair of new products that may appeal to the reloaders in the audience. One is a new case feeder for the company’s Pro Chucker presses, and the second new item is a mechanical scale.

Pro Chucker Tube Case Feeder

RCBS is now making a tubular case feeder for its Pro Chucker 5 and 7 progressive presses. According to the company, both of the presses had a maximum load rate of about 600 rounds per hour. According to the company, this case feeder increases the load rate by more than 25%. So, the theoretical maximum is now in the neighborhood of 750 rounds each hour.

The feeder comes with a medium sized tube that will run approximately 80% of the cartridges that can be loaded on these presses. Additional small and large tubes are also available. The case feeder will properly run both bottle neck and straight wall cases.

The suggested retail price on the case feeder is $149.95. A small and large tube combo pack will run $29.95.

M1000 Scale

RCBS M1000

The new M1000 is a mechanical scale that is designed to offer good features and excellent accuracy. The scale can be turned around to better access the pan from either the right of left hand side.

Accuracy is to + or – 0.1 grains, and the scale will weight up to 1,000 grains at a time. RCBS uses a magnetic dampening system for faster readings. Also, RCBS claims the pan is completely tip proof. The suggested retail price is $159.95.

RCBS manufactures a wide range of hand loading tools including single stage presses and case cleaners.

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  • marathag

    So, anyone out there using that Pro Chucker?

    • ElderAmbassador

      My Dillon 550 runs so well, and I do still use my OLD Rock Chucker for certain rifle rounds, I have no need to change. I do admit I’m still using my old Ohaus 1010 scale, now maybe replaceable by the RCBS M1000. Just buy first grade equipment and take Good care of it, just like you did your Rifle back in the day when it could save your life.

      • marathag

        Just not seeing the extra stations being enough of a benefit over my Dillon either.
        But do keep around an old Chucker and way old Texan Turret press around for low volume work.

        • ElderAmbassador

          I guess it’s just the curse of old guys who Know what works and don’t need to spend a bunch of money on “new” stuff that does exactly what our “old” stuff does.

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  • c4v3man

    I run a piggyback on top of a rock chucker, and it works for the most part. Their support team is patient, and ships out replacement parts at the drop of a hat which still strikes me as odd for a 10+ year old purchase in this day and age. Their customer service works hard, I have a hard time seeing how it’s profitable to sell the dang things with that kind of warranty/support arrangement.

    That being said, if I was in the market I’d probably choose something else, preferrably Blue team, but they’re pricey. You know what they say, the brass is always fuller on the other side an all that…

  • stu reder

    My friends who run the big blues seem to have the same problems as I do. I started reloading at 18 and still do, three score years later. I have favored Lee Loaders from the git go. For the last twenty years I have been using the Lee Load-Master and Lee carbide dies. I can be classified as a “happy camper.” If I were to start all over again, I’d still choose Lee Precision.

  • jerry young

    I have been reloading since back in the early 70’s I use to use RCBS many years ago there’s nothing wrong with them, after having to start from scratch I purchased a Lee single stage press, I load anywhere from 500 to 1000 rounds at a time for most of what I load, I can do this in a fairly short time and am in no rush so I take a day sometimes two instead of a couple of hours I call reloading a labor of love, I prefer the single stage press I can check each case every time I handle it and have better control over my loads, I find there are little to no mechanical problems this way, as far as the scale I do have a beam scale I use to check accuracy when needed but I use a RCBS chargemaster 1500, I find this easier than using a beam scale and powder thrower especially when doing heavy loads like a 30-06 and it does shave some time when all you have to do is push a button and it throws and weighs the charge for you, it’s also more accurate when using course powders that scoops and powder throwers can’t measure accurately so you end up throwing a lighter load then use a powder trickler to bring it up to the correct weight, it is a little more pricey than a beam scale but works well, of course everyone has their own preference and opinion this is mine.

    • Wayne Giordano

      I am looking to start doing my own reloads. I’m new to this so I’m basically asking I was looking at the Hornady Classic Kit to start out. How would you rate it? Also liked the idea of getting 500 bullets free.

      • jerry young

        I’ve always used either RCBS or Lee and have only a few accessories by Hornady so I can’t tell you much about them, but just my opinion and not saying anything about Hornady don’t make your purchase based on free bullets, do some research and read some reviews some equipment is easier to set up and use than others, start with a single stage press until you’ve learned more and get a couple good reloading books, Lee has a really good book that is easy to understand and has good load information, hope this helps

        • Wayne Giordano

          Thank you very much. Your info helps very much. Appreciate you getting back to me.