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Old October 11, 2000, 09:30 PM   #1
steveg1966
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Hey all,

Got a question. If I get a RCBS Rockchucker press do I have to stick with all RCBS dies, shell holders, etc?? If I want to use a different company's dies, do I need to use different shell holders? Are the shell holders unverisal as to how the fit into the ram?
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Old October 11, 2000, 10:00 PM   #2
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Steve,

No, you don't have to use RCBS Dies and shellholders in their press. The 7/8"x 14 threads on loading dies are pretty much industry standard now. Shellholders are also standardized. Years ago, you would run into problems with interchangability. With the newer (about 20 yrs or more) presses, there should be no problem.

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Old October 11, 2000, 10:21 PM   #3
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What Contender said.

I use RCBS and Redding dies on my Rock Chucker.
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Old October 12, 2000, 11:24 AM   #4
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The two bigger RCBS presses do have one hidden feature, however. The top nut, the one threaded to accept 7/8 by 14 dies, can be removed. That gives you a MUCH bigger opening and a different size thread so that they can be used to load VERY unusual cartridges like the 50 BMG.
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