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Thread: RCBS Summit reloader press

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    RCBS Summit reloader press

    Anybody using the RCBS Summit reloader? Have you any pro's or con's on this new press? I like the way it is set up to work. Just want to hear "real world use" report. Thanks.
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    Ray,

    It's a similar mechanism as the Forster "co-axe" unit. That product has kinda intriqued me.

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    I might get one soon as I like the way it looks! I have a Forester co-ax and I think this would compliment that nicely!
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    Ray, if you aren't already the owner of reloading equipment, I highly recommend the Lee Classic Turret Press, pro auto disk powder measure, primer feed and Lee dies. These come as a kit (except for dies). I've been very pleased with my setup. I added the Lee adjustable charge bar (vernier adjustable charging) and everything runs smoothly. When I get dies, I always buy the Deluxe set that includes the factory crimp die.
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    I'm with Wiregrassguy. I'm a Lee fan as well but I use a single stage press. The deluxe dies are a BIG +
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    I've been using a RCBS Rockchucker for close to 40 years.
    They last that long if you keep them lubed and use them every so often. I don't know how many 10s of thousands of loads I've put through it but it still works fine with no slop in the shaft.
    I bought a Lyman T-mag II 7 years ago with an extra turret and haven't mounted it up yet.
    I got a large discount on it and it seemed like it might be convenient to use so I bought it. So much for that thought....
    I think you would be hard pressed to beat any American made reloading press because they all are good. I have a Lee open C frame press and a Lee hand press I sometimes use at the range. (It's been I don't know how long since I did though!)
    They made good ammo for me when I used them to develop loads for specific rifles.
    IF you think the Summit fits your needs, go for it!
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    Looks interesting, I use a Rockchucker myself and with the ammo it produces I haven't seen the need to upgrade.

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    I have read with this press their is nowhere for spent primers to go!

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    I'm not sure, but I don't think that's the case. I think the spent primers fall into the black plastic cup in the front of the press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowpokeSlim View Post
    I'm not sure, but I don't think that's the case. I think the spent primers fall into the black plastic cup in the front of the press.
    That is correct. When I was in my 20's I had a RCBS and found it to be a very good product.
    As danc46 has aready said, all the American made press are hard press to beat. I agree with him on that. The summit is a new to me product and now I know from your input that it is not that new and the Forster is similar.
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