Reloading With the RCBS Rock Chucker Master Reloading Kit
I have had many requests from new reloaders we’ve assisted over the years for a step-by-step demo of how to use one of the reloading starter kits Sinclair offers. So I thought now would be a great time to illustrate that with one of the excellent reloading kits from the good folks at RCBS, the Rock Chucker Master Reloading Kit.
It happens that my neighbor, Brad Bevery, is a new reloader and I’ve had the privilege of teaching him reloading with his new RCBS Rock Chucker kit.
Like many of you, Brad wants to reload to keep down the cost of ammo, particularly when he and his wife Nicole go out shooting their AR-15 rifles, without sacrificing consistency and quality. He asked me if there were any other items he might want to have in addition to what comes in the RCBS kit. I helped him pick out a few helpful things from our catalog, starting with the Sinclair/Wilson Case Trimmer Kit , with the trimmer case holder for 223 Remington cases.
Brad decided he wanted to uniform the primer pockets and deburr the flash holes of his brass, so he chose the Sinclair Uniformer with the added convenience of the optional Power Adapter. He also selected the Sinclair Generation II Deluxe Flash Hole Deburring Tool without the handle so he could run it under power, too.
The last item that Brad wanted was an extra reloading manual to supplement the 14th Edition of the Speer Manual that came with his reloading kit. He went with the Hornady 8th Edition Manual.We didn’t add a bullet comparator, since we’d be working within the confines of the magazines of Brad’s AR-15s.
The following photos illustrate the use of these tools as Brad progressed with through the reloading operations.
We had enough time after loading 100 rounds of 223 Remington that I went on to teach Brad the slight differences that he needed to master in reloading ammo for his 40 S&W. That went without a hitch as well.
Brad and I will go out to the range soon so we see how well the loads perform and share the results with all of you. Until then, go to your bench, load some ammo, and have fun at the range!
Sinclair Reloading Technician
NRA Reloading Instructor & RSO