RCBS Rebel Press

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  1. Taterhead

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    A new heavy duty SS press from RCBS is on its way. A step up in price and size from the RC. Primers drop through the ram! Nice and simple looking design, and it looks BEEFY. No word yet on where made or ergonomics.

    Looks pretty nice. I'm getting great service from the RC, so I don't need another SS. Maybe I could repurpose the RC as an upside down bullet sizing press...

    https://ultimatereloader.com/2020/02/04/shot-show-2020-new-from-rcbs/

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  2. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    Interesting and that ability to drop the spent primers directly into a can is a good idea. Thanks for posting this.
     

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    My T-7 had primers drop through the ram. It also had a slot cut in the ram for the priming arm. More then a few spent primers would manage to find there way out the slot. From the picture I can’t tell if the RCBS has the same arrangement.
     
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  4. Taterhead

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    My Ultramag was similarly configured. Primers went down the ram and out the back into a tube. The recess in the ram for the flip down priming arm was identical to the current RC, so yep, primers would sometimes bounce out the front just like the RC.
     
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  5. Hoser

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    Cant wait to see one in person.

    Hopefully RCBS will post up some specs soon.
     
  6. flyover

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    Looks like a cross breed of the old A-Max press.
     
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  7. Sniff

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    Looks like a good solid press. The handle being able to fit on either side will be a bonus to a few lefties.

    One of the Lee presses also has the spent primers go down a tube into a container. When I first saw them I thought it was a great idea and wondered why it wasn't done before.

    I usually just have a bucket on the floor under my Hornady press to catch (most of) the primers as they come out.

    Im planning on depriming and resizing a few hundred this afternoon.
     
  8. Current Resident

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    Let us know how it works, I would like to get a better single stage press sometime this year.
     
  9. collim1

    collim1 5ft of fury. The champ is back!

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    Nothing wrong with having a spare press setup. It can come in handy to have one setup and instantly accessible for something else.

    I have a single stage setup next to turret press. Some swaged lead rounds I load do better seating and crimping in two seperate steps to prevent shaving lead. This way I just run it through both and in the bucket. No extra setup required.

    Will it prime though? I prime on my Lee press while decapping and resizing. I would want to be able to prime in the same step.
     
  10. Taterhead

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    It has no provision for priming.
     
  11. MinervaDoe

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    It looks like a Rockchucker on steroids.

    I bolted my old rockchucker Jr on my bench just for the heck of it. Now, it turns out I still use it for stuff.
     
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    That looks nice. I noticed the Zerk where the primer arm stanchion would normally be. Cool.
     
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  13. flyover

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    You could use a ram prime unit on it but why bother when there are better options.
     
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    Good point, and yes there are more efficient tools like a $35 hand priming tool.
     
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    I ended up going with the RCBS Bench Mounted Auto Prime. I have to much Uncle Arther in my hands.
     
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    That kinda reminds me of my Big Boss 2. I like the grease fitting on that one, though.
     
  17. ThomasM4

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    Looks like you could probably swage bullets with it if you decide to try that.
    I got an old rc early 90s time frame that I used for awhile to deprime brass am glad to see they finally went to a better primer catch system that was the main reason I retired it for a bigboss2 was for the primer catch.