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Thread: What’s up with RCBS?

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    Boolit Master
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    What’s up with RCBS?

    Are they not producing furnaces these days?

    I’m ready to trash my Lee Pro-drip and have a strong preference for RCBS products, but no one has them, not even RCBS.

    I guess there’s Lyman, but this is something I plan to use the rest of my life, and I trust RCBS a little more.

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    What’s up with RCBS?

    Just good ole supply and demand mixed in with COVID impact to parts that come from overseas. Some were available then they weren’t then they were then they weren’t. Same thing happening to most reloading or casting stuff. Even the Lee pot availability has been like that.

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    I’ve had an RCBS pot on backorder for about two months. I’m seriously considering backing out and getting something else just so I’ll have something.

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    Waiting on China like everyone else

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    There was a recent thread on here some where. Their updated pot is a failure.
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    They shifted production to China.

    This caused them many problems. The first batch of pots didn't meet spec.

    The biggest problem is the slow boat from China.
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    I've been waiting on one for about a year.

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    Midway and a few others had them in stock a couple months ago. I think they lasted all of half an hour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wayne View Post
    There was a recent thread on here some where. Their updated pot is a failure.
    Your avatar and signature block remind me of a line from Pulp Fiction to wit “We should have shotguns for this . . .”

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    That would be a downgrade. I'd recommend staying with Lee, or going for a better pot.

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    A drippy Lee pot is usually caused, (but not always), by crud getting stuck in the pour spout. This prevents the rod from seating fully. Every once in a while I clean my pot. First I remove the rod that acts as the plug for the pour spout. Then I take a stick of wooden dowel and wrap the wire from a paper clip around it to make a tool with about an inch or more of wire sticking out from one side. Using leather gloves and a propane torch I heat up the spout just enough to liquefy any lead in it. While it's hot I root out any crud in the spout with the tool. This cleans out the spout. I check the condition of the rod to make sure that the end that goes in the spout is a clean point. If it's lopsided or just not right, a quick touch up with a belt sander or a fine grinding wheel, just enough to restore the sealing surface, makes the rod like new again. Nothing will prevent a Lee pot from dripping a little bit, but cleaning the spout will make it work a whole lot better.

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    RCBS has a huge backlog. I recommend signing up for a notification for an item you would like. I got mine after waiting a month for a bullet mould. However, it took them 3 wks to send it out.

    It was worth it though because their price was still cheaper than other locations.

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    If I were wanting a RCBS, I'd look for a used Pro-melt, instead of waiting for a new Pro-melt 2.
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    I have been waiting for a pair of their mold handles since January.

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    Do you need a bottom pour? If not Waage makes a really nice pot. Model K4757. You need to call and ask to place an order as it isn't listed on their site. Buffalo Arms also sells it:

    https://www.buffaloarms.com/lead-cas...-rcb99989.html

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    I'm glad I bought two extra Lee 4-20 pots when I did for back up.

    Even those have gone up if you can find them

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    I don't know if this might have anything to do with it but there is a worldwide shortage of computer chips/silicon wafers and the like. this shortage is so extensive it has idled both ford and GM assembly lines recently

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    I love my Waage pot and Rowell ladle for my large boolit casting. The Promelt gets used for the little stuff.
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    If you get desperate , gas stove will melt lead ... I didn't say that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by gwpercle View Post
    If you get desperate , gas stove will melt lead ... I didn't say that .
    I am a ladle pour guy. 10-12 lb. pot and lyman ladle. I like it. Nice and slow. Good to go. Just how I am.
    One of my father's favorite statements: "If I say a chicken dips snuff, look under his wing for the snuffbox" How I was raised, who I am.

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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