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    RCBS Summit Press

    Does the RCBS Summit press have a removable bushing in the top like the Rockchucker? I foolishly sold my RC and then remembered I have some large push-through dies that screw into the top of The RC with the bushing removed.
    R J Talley
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    it does.
    but it takes more effort to full length size cases than using a rock chuck type press.
    I use mine for seating and neck sizing only.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    Man I hated mine. So glad I sold it. But yes it takes the bigger thread is it 1-1/4?

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    Why did you hate the Summit press, what ere the issues that causes you to want to sell it?

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    I've thought that it might make a nifty press as part of a portable range setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenjoytj View Post
    Why did you hate the Summit press, what ere the issues that causes you to want to sell it?
    Hurt my back to use it.
    Was fatiguing on the arms.
    Spent primer cup was weird and stupid.
    Awkward die access.
    No priming system.
    Very heavy.
    Greasy.
    Linkage doesn’t press down in line with die- naturally wants to misalign.
    Poor spent primer handling.
    Non adjustable linkage geometry.
    Can’t use a lot of tools like lee bullet size dies, bullet pullers, many others.
    Too much effort to size compared to normal O type press.

    That’s all I can remember right now. It’s been a while since I owned it. I wanted to like it but it really had zero redeeming qualities. Except maybe that when I sold it for 130$ on eBay I was able to buy a brand new Lee classic cast for 110$ and pocket the $20. The Lee is just better, in every way except one. You can mount the summit to a piece of plywood and reload on it remotely possibly easier than with any other press, but a C clamp would equal that playing field on another press easy enough.
    Sorry rcbs but this was a case of a product being forced on the public that, in my ipinion, was a solution looking for a problem.

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    Sorry rcbs but this was a case of a product being forced on the public that, in my ipinion, was a solution looking for a problem.[/QUOTE]


    Totally agree, RCBS really blew it on this product, I took mine back after a few days......it looked more like a marketing design rather than a user design

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check