RCBS AR Tactical Reloading Kit


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bds
April 15, 2013, 12:10 AM
While browsing for reloading components/equipment thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=8870325#post8870325), I came across this kit - http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=RC9047&src=exrbSrch&src=ppj&utm_source=pj&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=43737

The kit comes with "AR Series Dies" for 5.56/.223, .308/7.62, .300 AAC Blackout and 7.62x39. Anyone familiar with it? What do you think?
This RCBS AR Tactical Reloading Kit is an EXCLUSIVE to Natchez Shooters Supplies. Get everything you need to make your favorite AR loads. $549

Kit Includes:
• RS5 Press (Reloader Special-5 Press)
• Case Slick Spray Lube
• Uniflow Powder Measure
• Stainless Steel Dial Caliper
• Primer Pocket Swager - Bench Tool
• Universal Hand Priming Tool
• Shell Holders; #3, #10, #32
• Model 5-0-5 mechanical scale
• Powder Funnel
• Two Universal Case Loading Blocks
• AR Series Dies; 5.56/.223, .308/7.62, .300 AAC Blackout, 7.62x39
http://www.natchezss.com/images/products/RC9047.jpg

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GW Staar
April 15, 2013, 01:30 AM
$550 for the package. Too bad it doesn't include RCBS's new Summit Press instead, or a Rock Chucker......I don't care for Aluminum presses...personal thing. The rest of it is all quality.

I'd add up all the pieces bought at Grafs with their one single $7.00 shipping charge for all of it, and see how it compares. Maybe it would be similar in price if you substitute a Lee Classic Cast for the RS press.

The only thing it's missing is a case trimmer and a case prep center. Save up another $400 and buy the new Universal when it hits the shelves.:cool:

Mostly...I like it!

bds
April 15, 2013, 01:42 AM
I have the RCBS Reloader Special 5 press and like it for resizing/depriming pistol cases - especially how it neatly collects the spent primers in the black cup.

Yes, Rock Chucker Supreme would have been nice to have in the kit but RS5 will handle the resizing duty of commercial/military .223/5.56 cases.

I guess you could always sell the RS5 press and buy the press of your choice. ;)

In the current shortage conditions, you could sell the 3 other die sets you may not need and easily make enough to trade/buy another press! :D

Outlaw714
April 15, 2013, 07:45 AM
Very Tempting. And instock as well.

KansasSasquatch
April 15, 2013, 11:37 AM
You could buy this kit from Midway http://www.midwayusa.com/product/937051/rcbs-rock-chucker-supreme-master-single-stage-press-kit , add another loading block, a pocket swaging tool, and AR series dies, and have essentially the same kit but with what most people would argue is a better press. But not all of that stuff is in stock at Midway and Midway's shipping would be much higher. It would probably be easiest to buy the Natchez kit, sell the press, and buy a Rock Chucker.

Arkansas Paul
April 15, 2013, 12:20 PM
I don't care for Aluminum presses...personal thing.

I wasn't aware that the RL5 was aluminum until this post. Hmm. You learn something new every day.
I agree BTW. We have a Lee Challenger we've upgraded to the Breechlock linkage and don't like it nearly as much as the RCBS cast iron press we have.

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