close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Dilema

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kubura, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. kubura

    kubura

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    0
    RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Single Stage Press Master Kit
    or
    Hornady Lock-N-Load Classic Single Stage Press Kit

    for 308 win accuracy reloading.

    I need your help and input. Thanks.
     
  2. RHVEtte

    RHVEtte

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    2,307
    Likes Received:
    0

  3. sourdough44

    sourdough44

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,280
    Likes Received:
    409
    Location:
    WI
    I don't know the specifics of both but either should do fine. I had a great experience with RCBS customer service last week if that helps.
     
  4. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Messages:
    6,206
    Likes Received:
    48
    Location:
    Lynnwood, WA
    It would really help to comment if we knew what your requirements were???
    Calibers, number of rounds a month, types of loads (target, match, hunting)
    All these factors really make a difference.
     
  5. n2extrm

    n2extrm

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,937
    Likes Received:
    5
    I would buy the Rock Chucker..........then again I did! :supergrin:
     
  6. DEADLYACCURATE

    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. kubura

    kubura

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    0
    I just acquired a Remington 700 SPS Tactical rifle in 308 WIN
    with a 20" heavy barrel. Results with Remington 150 gr FMJ's
    @ 100 yards were good but not spectacular (more info here):

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1175543

    I would like to make between 100-200 rounds a month for target/ match shooting.

    I wanted to get Dillon 550B, but after doing some research,
    it is my understanding that single stage reloading presses are more suitable
    for rifle accuracy reloading.

    MidwayUSA has both kits (RCBS Rock Chucker or Hornady Lock-N-Load)
    for about $310. Or should I still get Dillon 550B? :dunno:
     
  8. XDRoX

    XDRoX

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2009
    Messages:
    7,487
    Likes Received:
    3,950
    Location:
    San Diego
  9. D. Manley

    D. Manley

    Joined:
    May 30, 2005
    Messages:
    1,604
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern US
    Nothing wrong with either choice but if my main focus was wringing out extreme accuracy, I'd snag a Forster Co-Axial and never look back.
     
  10. jaybirdjtt

    jaybirdjtt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California, Sierra Mtn reg
    I don't believe the accuracy will be affected one bit by your choice of press.
    http://www.larrywillis.com/
    This website contains alot of tips on wringing out accuracy as well as his digital headspace gauge. There are so many factors involved that it is a never ending quest.
     
  11. jaybirdjtt

    jaybirdjtt

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Northern California, Sierra Mtn reg
  12. unclebob

    unclebob

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2000
    Messages:
    7,744
    Likes Received:
    601
    Location:
    Mary Esther FL
    If you want a single stage press I would get the Co-Ax. Using Redding competition dies.
    As far as a Dillon 550 not producing accurate rounds. Tell that too David Tubbs.
    I also would not buy a press in a kit form.
    Take a look here and get some ideas.
    http://www.sinclairintl.com/
    But between the two presses’s that you are looking at. I would go with the RCBS. If you like the Hornady because of the LNL feature? You can put that no the Rock Chucker Press.
     
  13. PBKing

    PBKing

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Water Winter Wonderland
    Both are nice and will accomplish your goals but if your budget permits a 550 I suggest you look at the Co-Ax as well.
     
  14. dudel

    dudel

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    7,759
    Likes Received:
    4,038
    Location:
    Texas Hill Country
    Both are good and will handle what you need. If the budget allows, lood at a Forester Co-ax. Accuracy is going to depend on more than the press.

    It's hard to make good ammo with a bad press; but a good/excellent press doesn't make good ammo by itself. When it's all said and done, the press itself might be as smaller percentage of the formula than you would think.
     
  15. kubura

    kubura

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2005
    Messages:
    544
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you all. I decided to go with Dillon 550B.
    Just ordered one from Brian Enos.
    Thanks again.:wavey:
     
  16. Colorado4Wheel

    Colorado4Wheel

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2006
    Messages:
    14,990
    Likes Received:
    209
    Location:
    CO
    Kits are similiar. Main difference is the beam scale vs digital and the presses. For rifle (being a total rifle noob) I would be inclinded to the digital scale. Easier to trickle into. Both presses are going to serve you well. I can't BELIEVE no one has mentioned the Hornady comes with the free bullet offer. 500 free bullets.