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Posted: 12/28/2010 10:41:11 PM EST
I acquired a Rock Chucker in trade, and I just got it set up. The press didnt include the primer catch, and the reviews for the catch on Midway look pretty weak.

Is it worth the $12 or should I take the time to properly rig up a home brew contraption?

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Link Posted: 12/28/2010 10:43:26 PM EST
If you're talking about the plastic one, it's fucking worthless and you would be better off to make something.

I love the RC but that thing just blows.

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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 1:51:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By Sigurd:
If you're talking about the plastic one, it's fucking worthless and you would be better off to make something.

I love the RC but that thing just blows.


I concur. I just set a waste basket under mine. Works 99.9% of the time.
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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 4:16:42 AM EST
I tossed mine out years ago in a reloading room cleaning frenzy, should of kept it. It's useless anyway for my Rock Chucker set up which has the no longer made and sold RCBS Case Kicker. I use a big plastic tub to catch most of the primers

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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 5:37:33 AM EST
RCBS sent me a free one. I will make the Mod's Mod. In any case, it was better than what I had, which was dead primerss all over the floor. How hard is it to captre primers, really. They needs to give that some thought.
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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 5:59:20 AM EST
Yesterday I just stuck a garbage can under the press... it caught most of them but I wonder if the tape mod would help.
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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 7:01:32 AM EST
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
I recently helped a buddy gather reloading equipment who bought a Rockchucker at the funshow. The primer catch was missing.

He called RCBS, 1-800-553-5000 and they sent him one for free. Problem 1. fixed.




http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/Rockchucker/PC260331.jpg

The problem is that the primers are ejected and hit the primer arm spring at an angle and go flying.

Simple fix for this. One and a half inch piece of masking tape. Center the tape on the spring. Problem 2 solved.

This fix also works on the RCBS JR, where I first came up with it.




http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/Rockchucker/PC270332.jpg

Action shot, the primers build up, then fall into the catch tray.

With my tape fix, I loose about 1 primer every 500 cases sized.

You can thank me later.


Ha ha! I've always said that the simplest fixes are the best fixes! I really think you can sell that idea! Sell a roll of tape with directions to cut a 2" strip off and stick to the primer arm spring....they get the fix and a hundred replacement strips!! But seriously, a great idea for a very old problem! I'll use it myself!


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Link Posted: 12/29/2010 11:52:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By GWhis:
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
I recently helped a buddy gather reloading equipment who bought a Rockchucker at the funshow. The primer catch was missing.

He called RCBS, 1-800-553-5000 and they sent him one for free. Problem 1. fixed.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/Rockchucker/PC260331.jpg

The problem is that the primers are ejected and hit the primer arm spring at an angle and go flying.

Simple fix for this. One and a half inch piece of masking tape. Center the tape on the spring. Problem 2 solved.

This fix also works on the RCBS JR, where I first came up with it.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/Rockchucker/PC270332.jpg

Action shot, the primers build up, then fall into the catch tray.

With my tape fix, I loose about 1 primer every 500 cases sized.

You can thank me later.


Ha ha! I've always said that the simplest fixes are the best fixes! I really think you can sell that idea! Sell a roll of tape with directions to cut a 2" strip off and stick to the primer arm spring....they get the fix and a hundred replacement strips!! But seriously, a great idea for a very old problem! I'll use it myself!


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Link Posted: 12/30/2010 12:37:09 AM EST
RCBS needs to make a hollow ram, like the Forster and Lee! C'mon if Lee can make it RCBS can!

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Link Posted: 12/30/2010 4:23:22 AM EST
I just took the priming arm off and cut a T shaped piece of roof flashing that fits into the slot and keeps the primers from bouncing out and onto the floor. I prime using a Lee hand tool, as I never liked priming on the press. My Rockchucker originally came with a cast aluminum primer catcher which was held on with a rubber band. That catcher got lost in a move and was replaced with the lousy plastic catcher. The plastic catcher has broken twice, but RCBS replaces it for free.

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