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Old 10-04-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
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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
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:24 AM   #2
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Very nice!!
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my wife came home from babysitting the grand kids with these....i have the son in law trained now...
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:50 AM   #5
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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!
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Gotta love a progressive press.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:29 AM   #7
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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
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Old 10-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #8
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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
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Old 06-24-2020, 03:03 PM   #9
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Went to drop some shells in last night and saw all the clear tubes were cracked everywhere..like what the hell...pull out the rig and find the hopper cracked too...seriously there is something in this house that kills plastics and rubber

had a piece of teflon in the shop so i made the middle so i can drill an aluminum deep lid or bowl...that i have to find at goodwill or g sale that has a good shape to it and just drill a 2.25 " hole..then attach with some 6-32 screws..got pex tube this time..cheaper than the 30 bucks i paid for the"indestructible" clear ones + 25 bucks for that collator
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Looks like a great set up
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