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Old June 24, 2000, 03:53 PM   #1
Eric of IN
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My search for a used RCBS press turned up negative. Evidently the people that have them don't get rid of them. At a local gun store, they have an RCBS "Special-5" kit and a Redding kit. The Redding kit includes a few things that the RCBS kit doesn't. (Powder trickler, reamer) They are both the same price. ($220) Is the RCBS worth the extra $30 or so to buy what it lacks, and are the prices decent or should I keep looking. This store is the only one in local area that carries reloading equipment, so I really have nothing to compare it's prices to.
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Old June 24, 2000, 06:20 PM   #2
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Both good.

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Old June 24, 2000, 06:31 PM   #3
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Check eBay or Auction Arms...usually always something there.
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Old June 24, 2000, 09:31 PM   #4
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I had a Redding powder scale for years and it was a good one until a full box of Sierra 190 grain match Kings got dropped on it . End of scale. Most everything I have is green (RCBS) and some orange (Lyman) Most of the Lyman stuff is bullet casting or case tumblers. I will swear by all of it. If it was me I would go RCBS but I think you will be OK either way. One point for RCBS is the lifetime warranty.

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Old June 25, 2000, 06:23 AM   #5
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My personal preference for gear would be Redding. The only thing RCBS I use is their decapping die in a crappy Lee single stage press for decapping large amounts of brass. My Dillon uses all Redding dies though. RCBS makes good stuff. You can't go wrong with either.
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Old June 27, 2000, 05:34 PM   #6
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Redding dies have a good reputation. Personally, I have used RCBS for many years, without problems of any kind.
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Old June 27, 2000, 09:27 PM   #7
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I have a Redding Ultramag and a RCBS Rockchucker on my bench. (And a dillon 550, and ... ) The Redding is perhaps a bit stronger/sturdier, the RCBS has easier access. You'll not go wrong with either.

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