Where are RCBS reloading dies made?

Where are RCBS reloading dies made?

RCBS got bought in 2001 and spun off with Vista Outdoor in 2016. And all of the sudden the main products are being made in China. Fred T. Huntington founded RCBS in 1943 in Oroville, California.

Where is RCBS located?

Huntington in Oroville, California.

Is RCBS still in business?

The company has vastly outgrown its laundromat roots since its inception in 1943, currently employing more than 150 people, but RCBS is still located in Oroville today. What’s more, Huntington’s Sportsman’s Store, which is run by Fred’s son, Fred, Jr. is right next door to RCBS.

What does RCBS stand for?


Acronym Definition
RCBS Richard Campos Business Support (UK)
RCBS Recurrent Carotid Blowout Syndrome (neuroradiology)
RCBS Rock Chucker Bullet Swage (ammunition reloading company)
RCBS Red Cross Basic Sailing (course)

What to clean reloading dies with?

Here’s what I use to clean brand new dies and tools:

  • A plastic jar (such as a peanut butter jar) with lid.
  • Mineral spirits or paint thinner (there are plenty of solvents that will work, but this type is cheap and works well)
  • Blue shop towell or terry cloth towell.
  • Long needle nose pliers or similar.
  • Compressed air.

Are RCBS dies Made in USA?

They manufacture all of their reloading dies and other machined parts right here in Oroville. I can’t speak for all of their products, but I can say that a majority are made in the U.S., based on what I’ve seen at their facility.

Are reloading dies interchangeable with different presses?

Re: Are reloading dies and presses interchangeable? For the most part, yes. Standard Hornady reloading dies will fit in the RCBS press and so on. There are a few exceptions, a couple of systems with proprietary die designs to maintain seating depth after changing dies in the press and so on, but for the most part, yes.

How often should I clean my reloading dies?

We recommend cleaning the dies every 500 to 1000 rounds depending on how frequently they are used and the cleanliness of your reloading area.

Where are Hornady presses made?

Hornady Manufacturing Company is an American manufacturer of ammunition and handloading components, based in Grand Island, Nebraska.

Are reloading dies brand specific?

Yes you can. The only modern press I know of that takes special dies is the Dillon square deal. As far as dies Lee dies are good dies but if you were going to use them in a single stage press then I would use a different brand lock ring that has a set screw so you won’t lose the adjustment when you change dies.

Can You Use Any dies in a Hornady press?

Any standard dies will work with the LNL. That’s the press I have and I use Hornady, RCBS, Lee, Redding, and Lyman dies and they all work. I use the RCBS lock out die and I wouldn’t load pistol rounds without it.

Should reloading dies be oiled?

Sizing dies collect excess lube off the cases and this lube can begin to build up. For longer term storage of your dies, I recommend putting a light oil or rust preventative on them, especially if you have a shop that has a humid environment.

How to do step by step reloading of RCBS?

Step-by-Step Reloading. 1 1. CLEAN AND CHECK. Using a soft cloth, wipe each case clean to prevent dirt from scratching the case and the sizing die. Inspect the case for 2 2. LUBRICATE THE CASES (PART 1) 3 3. LUBRICATE THE CASES (PART 2) 4 4. INSTALL THE SHELL HOLDER. 5 5. INSTALL THE SIZER DIE.

What should I do before reloading a carbide Sizer die?

Because of the force involved, you’ll need to lubricate the cases before they go into a sizer die. Spread some lube on the pad and lubricate the body of the case. Make sure not to lube the shoulder of your cases as this can cause dents. If you’re using a carbide sizer die for reloading straight-wall pistol cases, you can eliminate this step.

What should I use to reload cross bolt dies?

Improvement to Cross Bolt Die Lock Rings. A socket cap screw is now used to lock the ring in place. The improvement allows you to make fine adjustments without “pushing” on the ring as you are snugging it up. Fits any standard 7/8″ x 14 dies.