The RCBS RC Supreme Master Kit 9354 ammunition press made by RCBS is a top of the line ammunition press. The reloading presses & kits manufactured by RCBS make a great addition to your gun-smelting workshop.
When I bought this kit I was new to reloading and got this based on a recommendation from my reloading instructor. However, after a little experience I've found these are not the items I really needed. The RC Supreme press is absolutely awesome. I also use the powder drop and case load block. But instead of the scale provided, I found a digital scale easier to use. I also bought carbide dies which make the lube unnecessary. I found a different priming tool better (Frankford Arsenal), and bought caliber specific loading books instead of using the book provided. The quality of the kit is terrific, but just be sure you really need / want the items contained in it.
I've had this press for about 18 months now and run about 2000 rounds through it. Mechanically, it's awesome. It works consistently and accurately, and plays well with other manufacturer's dies, though some hornady shellholders are tight on mine. The powder measure is ok, but you will need the baffle to get any kind of consistency out of it. The balance is slow and tedious, though extremely accurate. The kit would be better with a digital scale for starters. The hand primer tool is pointless in my opinion, as it is faster and as just as accurate to use the priming arm on the press. Changing out the shellholder on the hand primer is likewise slow and tedious. The only benefit to using it I can figure is priming away from the bench, like watching TV. Honestly, I would rather have gotten a case trimmer instead. The hand tools all work fine. A primer pocket brush would have been nice. Is it worth the money? Sure, but buy just the press and the accessories you want, instead of a grab bag of things you don't.
I got this one because of the rebate that came with it. Well after two months after I submitted my information and this is what I got back:
This kit is a great value, the powder thrower and press alone make this a great deal. Press will last a lifetime
This isn't my first purchase of reloading equipment and I have had formal training so take this review from that perspective.
I sold my Hornady L-n-L single stage and picked up the RCBS RC, then I install the L-n-L conversion bushing. The RCBS RC is heavier and sturdier, but its not as ergonomic. Overall I'm happy and would not go back for my purpose. If you are not reloading large difficult to resize cases, the aluminum Hornady it great and maybe a bit cheaper. The Hornady kit comes with MUCH better powder measure, the RCBS only sells the better powder measure by itself or in the master kit (not in the regular or deluxe kits).
Very good tool set, it needs a few items like dies, case trimming, measurement and a case cleaning system too, then you should be all set for reloading. IS IT WORTH THE INVESTMENT???? I think so... it's fulfilling to be able customize for specific purpose and you can save about 60% on rifle reloads.
This kit got me started reloading. Even now that I've added a lot more tools to my bench I still use pretty much all of these from time to time. You will need a more informative reloading guide. I suggest lyman
I needed a good single stage for precision reloading. I bought this kit since it wil MOSTLY set me up to start reloading.
RCBS makes a great, well built, solid product. Easy to set up, easy to follow instructions. If you are looking for a reloading set you will not be disappointed with the RCBS.
High quality product. Very well built and arrived ahead of scheduled delivery date.
Le produitest arrivé intact et en très bon état! Je suis impatient de commencer à travailler avec mon kit!
resivi mi kit de recarga en perfectas condiciones y me llego antes del tiempo estimado , recomiendo ampliamente este kit