Posts Tagged ‘Progressive Reloading Press’

It’s Official, RCBS Pro Chucker 5 and 7 Content Coming!

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the new progressive reloading presses from RCBS. I have been working with RCBS on planning a series of content that will highlight the new “RCBS Pro Chucker 5″ and the “RCBS Pro Chucker 7″ progressive reloading presses. I am happy to announce that Ultimate Reloader will be getting these presses in when they are available. I’m planning extensive blog/video coverage, and hope to give everyone all of the info they may need about these new presses.

RCBS Pro-Chucker 5 5-station auto-inexing progressive reloading press

RCBS Pro-Chucker 5 5-station auto-inexing progressive reloading press

RCBS Pro-Chucker 7 7-station auto-inexing progressive reloading pres

RCBS Pro-Chucker 7 7-station auto-inexing progressive reloading press

If you have specific ideas for content, please leave a comment here! I’ll share more information when available. Thanks everyone!

-Gavin

RCBS Announces new 7-Station Reloading Press

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

I started loading on a 3-station progressive press. Soon after starting my reloading career, I realized I wanted more stations. “Wouldn’t it be great to have separate stations for seating and crimping” I thought to myself. Soon I was loading on a 5-station press. Well, later on I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t it be great to have separate stations for everything?”.

Here’s an example:

  1. Sizing/De-priming
  2. Expansion
  3. Powder charging
  4. Powder checking
  5. Bullet feed
  6. Seat
  7. Crimp

Well…. there’s a new 7-station reloading press coming to town. This territory used to be almost exclusively owned by the Dillon Super 1050, a professional-quality 7-station press that many competitive shooters swear by (yes, swear by, not swear at :) ). At the SHOT show this year, RCBS showed a pre-production example of their new press, the “Pro Chucker 7″. With prices speculated way below the Super 1050 pricing, and with a case feeder “under development” many shooters/reloaders are excited about this new piece of gear.

RCBS Pro Chucker 7 image courtesy GW Staar @ thehighroad.org

RCBS Pro Chucker 7 image courtesy GW Staar @ thehighroad.org

It looks like this press will offer some GREAT features, and I’m looking into getting a unit as soon as they are available! More info as I get it. Are you all excited about this press? Please leave a comment to express your thoughts!

Understanding Different Types of Reloading Presses

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Wondering what the differences are between a single-stage press, a turret, and a progressive press? Wondering what type of press would be best for you to start off with or upgrade to? In this video, I give a quick overview of each type of press, and talk about the high-level differences.

This is as close as I can get to giving you an in-person demonstration of each press. :)

You can read more about types of reloading presses on this site here:

Dillon XL-650 owners: check out the free caliber conversion webpage

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Pulling your hair out trying to figure out what parts you need to piece together your own caliber conversion kit for a Dillon progressive? This can be frustrating when you want to add another caliber capability to your reloading room, but don’t know exactly what parts you already may have!

Sean Newton took the time to write this helpful app (webpage) for GunWiki.net:

Caliber Conversion Finder

You can enter which conversion kits you have, don’t have, and want, and it’ll figure out what pieces and parts you need.

Now that’s helpful! It’s always nice when someone from the community steps up to provide a free resource like this! If you’ve pulled your own hair out, it’s nice to help others not have to repeat your experience. :)

Do you have cool online reloading tools/resources to share? Please drop a comment!

Thanks,
-Gavin

Coming in Northwest Gun Magazine #1 – Full Hornady Lock-N-Load AP review!

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing a complete round of full reviews on all 4 5-station progressive reloading presses in the first four issues of Northwest Gun Magazine! To start I’ll be covering the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP. In this article you’ll see what’s in the box (included), get a lowdown on features, read about strengths/weaknesses, learn about die station setups, and much much more. What’s great is that you’ll be able to read it all in one place in one full-length article.

If you’re interested in a progressive reloading press (or already have one and like to read about them ) you’ll want to check out this series!

You can get ready for the first issue by downloading the free preview of the magazine (PDF), and you can also subscribe to NWGUN updates!

Thanks everyone!
Gavin