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can I reload 300 winmag with the regular rockchucker or

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by oldironman, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. oldironman

    oldironman Member

    do I need the rockchucker supreme?
  2. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    I used the original Rockchucker for my .300 Wea. Mag. (which is longer), so it must be able to handle the .300 Win Mag.

    Best of luck,

  3. Bitswap

    Bitswap Well-Known Member

    I reload 50 BMG on a Rock Cruncher. If it can handle that, it can handle a 300 mag. One of the best presses made IMO.

    The large Lee single stage deserves honorable mention. Has a cool de-priming system so they don't fly everywhere but goes down a tube. The Lee isn't as solid, but can be used for bullet seating and depriming if you want to keep your sizer set up.

    My cruncher is usually deligated to 'heavy' use. I automatically put on those die washers that have a hex-screw tightening system (Hordany?) and work very well for reseating the die.
  4. sam700

    sam700 Well-Known Member

    I have the same setup for my .300. Works very nicely.
  5. oldironman

    oldironman Member

    Thanks a lot guys. I am torn right now between the Rockchucker and the Redding T-7 turret press. The T-7 is quite a bit more ($203 at Midsouth), but in the long run it would be cheaper than buying the RCBS, then buying a turret after that. I'm going to google the T-7 now to see if I can get it for under $200 somewhere, and will likely buy one tonight (or the Rockchucker). Then it's off to ebay (spit) for the extras. I thought they were going to ban anything gun related, but reloading components are still going strong on there. I'll be loading 44 magnum/special, 300winmag, and probably 40, and 357.
    Maybe 9mm. I have all of those, but I might get rid of the 9mm (Calico M-951 Tactical Carbine) for something else. One thing that sucks, I have no place to put a reloading bench - yet I have to do it. The wife doesn't know about any of this, and won't until the postman rings the doorbell. Damn, I'm in trouble. :banghead:
  6. oldironman

    oldironman Member

    This is where you guys are supposed to give me some good reasons to get the Rockchucker instead of the Redding. :D You know, like "you broke sob, ain't you got enough sense to keep that credit card in your pocket where it belongs", or "for God's sake man, you ain't reloading for the whole militia". :scrutiny:
  7. IThunter

    IThunter Well-Known Member

    ...its easier to ask forgiveness then permission...
  8. Down South

    Down South Well-Known Member

    I've been loading 300 Win Mag on a Rockchucker for more than 30 years. I don't know of anything in what I'd call a normal caliber that a Rockchucker wouldn't handle with ease.
  9. 870

    870 Well-Known Member

    I'm using mine to load .338LM with ill effects.
  10. Kimber1911_06238

    Kimber1911_06238 Well-Known Member

    Single stage presses are fine, but if you want a little more speed and convenience without buying a progressive, buy a RCBS turret press. I can say that I really like mine.
  11. Bitswap

    Bitswap Well-Known Member

    Presonally, I'm not a big fan of turret presses for shouldered rounds... guess I'm old school. I just believe a single stage is more stable and causes less problems.

    I am, however, an advocate for multi-stage auto-indexing presses for pistol rounds. I use a Dillon Square Deal for that and swap out the heads for different callibers. If I did it again, I'd get the 550 instead but the square deal works pretty well. With the 550, I could load up 223's and such that don't require match accuracy. But there are those that use them in match prep rounds and do well.

    Very easy to change calibers with these reloaders.
  12. Bflamante

    Bflamante Member

    Love mine

    I am able to reload accuracy in my 300WM around .5 inch groups. That is with my lee dies in the rockchuck. And i know that the thing is 40+ years old and never going to break. Hard to beat that. Get the RCBS, you will never have to replace it.
  13. CZ223

    CZ223 Well-Known Member

    I own 3 Rock chuckers

    a couple of other RCBs single stage presses like the JR models and couple of lyman single stage presses along with 2 Dillon 550B's.The Rock chucker will easily handle the 300 Win Mag. A friend of mine has the Redding T-7 and I am Jealous. It is rugged and well built. It will certainly handle the rigors of the 300 mag. I know there are reasonto believe that a single stage will load more accurate ammo than a Turret press but if your not bent on shooting sub .5MOA I do not think you can go wrong with the redding T-7.

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