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Old 11-23-2016, 8:32 PM
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Default Cabela's reload tool deal?

considering to start reload now. is this a good deal? $200 after rebate?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/RCBS-...12%26CQ_st%3Db

on Black friend flyers:
RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit Combo
SALE $275.00
MAIL-IN REBATE PURCHASE $275 IN RCBS PRODUCTS AND RECEIVE A $75 MAIL-IN REBATE.

Also on the same page, there is a RCBS ChargeMaster Combo.

do I need both? I am thinking about reload .223, 9mm, 308, 5.45X39. thanks for your suggestions.

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Old 11-23-2016, 8:52 PM
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Certainly is a good deal. For starting out, you'd be getting quality equipment that will last a life time. I've had my Rockchuker since 1978! Still using it. And you cannot beat RCBS's warranty. Lifetime. There are other options,but you could stop right here and be GOOD.
Forgot to mention the Combo Chargemaster. You don't really need it, buuut, if you want it, why not? Very useful.

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Old 11-23-2016, 9:06 PM
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Certainly is a good deal. For starting out, you'd be getting quality equipment that will last a life time. I've had my Rockchuker since 1978! Still using it. And you cannot beat RCBS's warranty. Lifetime. There are other options,but you could stop right here and be GOOD.
Forgot to mention the Combo Chargemaster. You don't really need it, buuut, if you want it, why not? Very useful.
many thanks. instead of stocking up ammo, time for self-sufficient
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Old 11-23-2016, 9:28 PM
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If I had to do it over again, I'd start out with RCBS. Their customer service is great. It makes me wonder how much free stuff they'd give you if you told them you broke something.

Cabela's is also having a sale on Nosler products. Wouldn't hurt to add that to the cart.
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Old 11-23-2016, 9:32 PM
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many thanks. instead of stocking up ammo, time for self-sufficient
No problem. Nothing wrong with stocking up on a bit of ammo.
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Old 11-23-2016, 9:39 PM
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Certainly is a good deal. For starting out, you'd be getting quality equipment that will last a life time. I've had my Rockchuker since 1978! Still using it. And you cannot beat RCBS's warranty. Lifetime. There are other options,but you could stop right here and be GOOD.
Forgot to mention the Combo Chargemaster. You don't really need it, buuut, if you want it, why not? Very useful.
a quick question(well, certain for a newbie). This chargemaster is to speed up the process and still need the reload kit, right?
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:22 PM
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a quick question(well, certain for a newbie). This chargemaster is to speed up the process and still need the reload kit, right?
never mind. a few youtub video demonstrates the answer.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:45 PM
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That is a very good deal on the same reloader I started with. RCBS makes top quality products with a no hassle guarantee. I can vouch for that. Eventually, I also bought a Dillon 550B for higher volume reloading, but fortunately resisted the temptation to sell the Rock Chucker. It now comes in very handy for reloading small lots. This is a cheap way to get started with top quality equipment that will serve you well, even if you add a volume reloader to the bench.
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Old 11-24-2016, 6:09 AM
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You can stock up on Brass, Powder, Primers, and Bullets too.. that will all become ammo. The problem you will run into is money and time.

You'll have time to reload but no money, or you'll have money and no time.
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Old 11-24-2016, 7:03 AM
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nidm, if you come up with more questions, ask away. Will help if possible.
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So Turners has the same RCBS for $180 after rebates on Black Friday.

I however was leaning towards the Dillon Square Deal B (I'm only using it for 9mm), which machine would be better?
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Old 11-24-2016, 8:20 AM
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Great kit and decent price. But this is just enough to get you hooked and need and want more, more, more. You will have to have a good case trimmer and a quality caliper for measuring things. Nosler has a good manual but I recommend buying extra manuals such as Hornady's if you shoot their bullets. Many prime with the hand primer but I prefer RCBS's bench mounted primer. You will need a vibratory case cleaner or some way to clean dirty range brass and remove case lube. You will need more and possibly better case lube. I like Dillon's case lube. I do like RCBS dies but also like Hornady and Redding die sets. I highly recommend a case headspace gauge so you can measure how much you're pushing the case shoulder back. Get one before you load the first round. I have both Hornady's Headspace Gauge Set which works with your calipers and will measure most all calibers. The RCBS Precision Mic tools are great but expensive and measures only one caliber. So, I recommend a vibratory case tumbler and corn cob media. (Not Lyman media with red or green color), a good case trimmer, calipers, Hornady Headspace gauge set, more manuals, and I do recommend a good quality electronic scale. Up to you whether you want one that dispenses the correct powder charge. Now add powder, primers, and cases to get started. An expensive hobby but a good one. Probably left out a few tools you'll want to add later.

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Old 11-24-2016, 9:24 AM
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Not trying to hijack this thread, but if you're considering buying thru Cabela's, I have a few pointers to maximize your savings.

1. Purchase gift cards online for a 10% savings from this site, they deliver via email pretty quickly: LINK

2. Sign up on a cashback website such as ActiveJunky which is currently giving 12% back at Cabela's. Just make sure to click thru their link which redirects you to Cabela's to get credited.: LINK

That's a relatively easy additional 20% off. I have been waiting for Cabela's sales to pick up reloading supplies. Just picked up some Hornady AMax on sale this morning.
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Baranski---If you are only loading the 9mm then the Dillon would be my choice. The RC is better suited for rifle loading. The 9mm is awfully small and the RC has a long stroke with a lot of leverage which is not requited for the 9mm.

OP---It is a good deal and if you get the Chargemaster you will like it and be glad you did. That is if you can afford it.
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considering to start reload now. is this a good deal? $200 after rebate?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/RCBS-...12%26CQ_st%3Db

on Black friend flyers:
RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit Combo
SALE $275.00
MAIL-IN REBATE PURCHASE $275 IN RCBS PRODUCTS AND RECEIVE A $75 MAIL-IN REBATE.

Also on the same page, there is a RCBS ChargeMaster Combo.

do I need both? I am thinking about reload .223, 9mm, 308, 5.45X39. thanks for your suggestions.
What price does the flyer show for the Chargemaster Combo?
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$200.00 after $75.00 rebate. That's a good deal.

Gads, I'm getting hungry; that turkey is smelling mighty good!
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What price does the flyer show for the Chargemaster Combo?
looks like the same price

http://blackfriday.gottadeal.com/Bla...ans/Cabelas/11

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Old 11-24-2016, 2:05 PM
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$200.00 after $75.00 rebate. That's a good deal.

Gads, I'm getting hungry; that turkey is smelling mighty good!
btw, another post shows turners' has the same for $150 after rebate. not sure whether it can be order online or not
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Old 11-28-2016, 10:11 PM
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considering to start reload now. is this a good deal? $200 after rebate?

http://www.cabelas.com/product/RCBS-...12%26CQ_st%3Db

on Black friend flyers:
RCBS Rock Chucker Supreme Master Reloading Kit Combo
SALE $275.00
MAIL-IN REBATE PURCHASE $275 IN RCBS PRODUCTS AND RECEIVE A $75 MAIL-IN REBATE.

Also on the same page, there is a RCBS ChargeMaster Combo.

do I need both? I am thinking about reload .223, 9mm, 308, 5.45X39. thanks for your suggestions.
Based on your commie gun calibers and pistol, I would feel confident saying that anything you are making is NOT best made on the RC and a chargemaster will slow you way down. And btw, I know you only have ONE commiegun caliber listed, but it muddied the water so I say the others are as well... Still, these are for ratatatatat guns.

But it is good to learn on so meh. Lee Classic Turret is better IMO for you. And you rarely see those on huge sales because nobody needs to have a carrot hung out in front of them to make them go for the deal, they are good enough turret presses on their own merrits and need no sale to sell them...

Truthfully? Sure, go for it, buy that press kit but get a QC Uniflow instead of a chargemaster, If that kit has a QC uniflow, then get a RCBS powder trickler and an American Weigh scale...

Heh...
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