New RCBS Press Problem


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10isnotenough
August 23, 2003, 09:34 PM
I'm having a hard time understanding how this happened, but my new press seems to have left the factory assembled incorrectly. The ram is rotated 180 degrees so that it is in the wrong orientation. In other words the slot in the ram that goes all the way to the top is facing away from me on the other side of the ram, and the cutout that allows deprimed primers to fall and get kicked into the primer catcher is facing out towards me. So, spent primers get ejected out towards me and there is no way to use the priming arm to prime cases (I dont care so much about that as I was planning to hand prime the cases but picking up the primers off the floor is an issue).

I have stared at the mounted press for quite a while trying to figure out if I somehow did something wrong that made it set up that way, but it looks like it had to be sent from the factory that way. Further, I'm not exactly sure how someone would go about fixing it. It looks like there is a pin that could be pushed out and then the ram could be rotated, but it looks like the pin has some kind of set screw or something and I don't have the right tools to mess with it.

Any advice or suggestions are welcome. At the very least I will call RCBS Monday. I bought RCBS based on all the great reviews. Maybe I should have saved a bundle and bought the LEE kit instead?

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10isnotenough
August 23, 2003, 10:32 PM
After writing the question and posting I decided to give that set screw a closer look. It turns out that one of the allen wrenches that came with the kit fit the screw so I pulled the set screw from the bottom of the ram, pushed out the pivot pin, rotated the ram, put everything back and I'm good to go.

Thanks. Sometimes you just need to bounce something off someone even in cyberspace. Still think RCBS needs to watch the quality control.

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