Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by DMW1116, May 25, 2021.
I love it. I bought it primarily because I had 70#+/- of 5.56 military once fired come in and knew it was going to take a lot longer to process that volume making the cam lock trimmer obsolete.
It takes a minute to setup and get running smoothly but once you get everything dialed in it just works. I got through a good chunk of at least 1200 cases done in 11-12 hours including sizing/depriming with RCBS standard sizing die. I did tumble and sort through all the brass prior to this. It was slick. It makes processing brass a breeze. Mind you I finally made the jump due to increased volume but the volume increased as I have a lot more time with the kids being older and I am also finding a lot more time to shoot.
My plan is to run them through the LNL AP after creating a ladder on the Rockchucker and testing to confirm load.
Station 1: RCBS Lube Die (to ensure lube is still on the cases from sitting stored)
Station 2: RCBS Small Base Size Die (to guarantee ability to run in my AR)
Station 3: Powder Drop
Station 4: Powder Cop
Station 5: RCBS Seating Die
both. No problems with either one,
but I apparently don't remove the amount
of metal that many are, just knocking
off the wire edge
I feel better quality tools last longer.
I have used some fo the Lee trimmer system and they seem to have acceptable cutter life if one does not overdrive the system and try to trim faster than the cutter can do its business.
For trimming cases, I've settled on the WFT trimmers or a Wilson/Sinclair trimmer at present. The old RCBS chamfer/deburring tool sitll does the finishing work on case trimming.
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