Breathing new life into an old rcbs reloader - Kimber Forum

Kimber


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Kimber Forum Discussions > The Ammo Can

Like Tree3Likes
  • 3 Post By Shootinit
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Shootinit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,522
Breathing new life into an old rcbs reloader

had one in the 80's but sold it long ago. found another but this time better accessories are available..swapped out the powder drop for an auto crimping mechanism from hornidy and using a full size drop...also added a self feeding bullet feeder. no more one at a time.on top added a collator. what a dif that makes. pretty much a set it and forget it set up for 9mm now.

now i can pump away...no shell /no powder mess like before. like with any press a bit of powder pops out from the quick movement but a finger over the top as it moves works
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_6779.JPG (1.47 MB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6780.JPG (1.26 MB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6781.JPG (968.2 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6782.JPG (1.73 MB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6783.JPG (1.08 MB, 8 views)
bigdog10, RustyIron and swca like this.
Shootinit is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 10-05-2018, 05:24 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
bigdog10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: central NY
Posts: 1,727
Very nice!!
__________________
Drinking can cause memory loss or even worse memory loss!
bigdog10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 07:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Shootinit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,522
my wife came home from babysitting the grand kids with these....i have the son in law trained now...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_6792.JPG (1.03 MB, 2 views)
Shootinit is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 10-05-2018, 07:58 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
swca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Spring Valley,Ca.
Posts: 4,175
Nice machine!
__________________
Tom

Where freedom dwells is my country!

CDP Pro II .45 acp
Raptor II (blue) .45 acp
Eclipse II 10 mm
Ultra Carry II .45 acp
Stainless Pro Carry II
Solo STS 9 mm
swca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 09:50 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Rick in Oregon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: High Desert of Central Oregon
Posts: 749
Nice. Nuthin' like a progressive to get all that empty handgun brass loaded back up.

Big Green has graced my loading bench since 1968, but now all the progressive stuff is left to my trusty Dillon RL550. Cranking out 1,000 rounds in a couple of hours sure beats my old single station press.....but I still use it for precision rifle rounds.

Congrats on the new find!
__________________
Semper Fortis
USN Amphibious/RVN 1966
NRA Life, VVA
Rick in Oregon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 10:00 AM   #6
Member
 
Shoot4Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 89
Gotta love a progressive press.
__________________
NRA Member
Retired Cowboy Action Shooter
2nd Amendment Supporter
Shoot4Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2018, 10:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Shootinit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,522
Originally Posted by Rick in Oregon View Post
Nice. Nuthin' like a progressive to get all that empty handgun brass loaded back up.

Big Green has graced my loading bench since 1968, but now all the progressive stuff is left to my trusty Dillon RL550. Cranking out 1,000 rounds in a couple of hours sure beats my old single station press.....but I still use it for precision rifle rounds.

Congrats on the new find!
pretty sure i made 200,000+++ easily in the 80's.on my first one....they will last if you take care of them....just have a can of air standing by to blow out the track if you get a powder spill
Shootinit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Shootinit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 3,522
Got the shop warmed up to make this add on...gets the bullet feed out of the powder mechanism and easier to drop tubes in.( was a bit snug to get clear tube in and out).


+ a 15 or so bullet reserve till you have to grab another tube of bullets
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_6823.JPG (1.36 MB, 3 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_6824.JPG (1.59 MB, 4 views)
Shootinit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Story of my life..... Fredneck72 Off-Topic Discussion Forum 13 01-04-2017 11:13 AM