Problem with RCBS Press

Hey guys,

Just picked up a new RCBS Press from Sportsman in Newport, brought it home and set it up on my work bench but have trouble with getting the shell holder into the slot on the ram! Any ideas? I have both a RCBS shell holder and a Lee universal holder and neither will fit!
 

paul o'

Well-Known Member
mine was the same i just filed the flat on the shell plate to fit . put black pen or smoke it to show the point that is stopping it from going in. mine also would get stuck on the retaining clip so i made it fit
 

8x57

Distinguished Member
Pull the lever back to raise the ram slightly and simply push the shell holder in so that the retaining clip clips into place.
 

Mr dippy

Member
Had the same thing when mine was new, I polished mine to trim up, works a treat after that, perfect fit I think the tolerances are very accurate and close

​MD
 

bobjs

Well-Known Member
check the spring clip in the top of the ram is seated correctly,

sometimes they are slightly out of alignment.......rotate to the correct position and bobs your best mate.

bob.
 
Even taking the retaining clip off the shell holder wont go into the slot, i even gave it a little nock to try and encorage it into place but had no luck!!
 

charadam

Well-Known Member
Take it back to SGC and accept no excuses.

RCBS are second to none in customer service. (I should have said "in my personal experience," including a Chargemaster saga in recent months).

I wonder if we can say the same for Sportsman?
 
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enfieldspares

Well-Known Member
And, for some reason, the secondhand one I have here in Classifieds has seen no takers. And remains still for sale. With its "old school" crinkle green finish. Hmm. Must have been priced too expensive at all of £85 to £95 compared to the price of a new one at £200 to £300 with the "new style" smooth shiny green finish.
 

Klenchblaize

Well-Known Member
And, for some reason, the secondhand one I have here in Classifieds has seen no takers. And remains still for sale. With its "old school" crinkle green finish. Hmm. Must have been priced too expensive at all of £85 to £95 compared to the price of a new one at £200 to £300 with the "new style" smooth shiny green finish.

Bet it don't come with an aluminium primer catcher though!
:D
Someone should bite your hand off for that.

Cheers

K
 
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