[SHOT Show 2020] New Reloading Gear from RCBS: Rebel, Uniflow III, and More

   02.10.20

At the 2020 SHOT Show, RCBS showcased several new items. Here’s a quick rundown on the latest and greatest from this legendary manufacturer of quality reloading equipment.

Rebel Single Stage Press

Thew new RCBS Rebel press might be thought of as a Rock Chucker on steroids. I say this because one of the bragging points is “the tallest opening of any RCBS single stage press” — and the cast iron frame is “22% heaver than the Rock Chucker Supreme.”

The Rebel is set up to drop spent primers right into a trash can placed below the press. Awesome!

RBCS Rebel reloading press
RBCS Rebel reloading press

Some more high points:

  • Solid cast iron frame
  • Meticulously machined to exacting tolerances
  • Ambidextrous handle
  • Zerk grease fitting
  • Extra-wide base for enhanced stability
  • Lifetime warranty

The Rebel is listed on the RCBS website, but isn’t yet available. If you have fallen in love with the Rebel, you’re in luck. The estimated shipping date is Valentine’s Day. MSRP is $269.95.

Rebel Master Reloading Kit

Although it contains the word “Master,” the Rebel Master kit is not the best Rebel kit you can buy; for that, look to the Rebel Plus kit below. Here’s what you get with the Master kit:

RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit
RCBS Rebel Master Reloading Kit
  • Rebel Single Stage Reloading Press
  • 1,500 grain digital pocket scale
  • Powder Funnel
  • Uniflow III Powder Measure
  • Hand priming tool
  • Speer #15 reloading manual
  • Fold-up hex key set
  • Powder Trickler-2
  • Accessory Handle-2 with case neck brushes & primer pocket brushes
  • Deburring tool
  • Case Slick spray lube
  • Universal case loading block
  • MSRP: $489.95

Rebel Plus Reloading Kit

If you are just starting out in reloading, you might want to buy a kit. If so, this Rebel Plus kit is the most complete kit available for the new Rebel press.

RCBC Rebel Plus Reloading Kit
RCBC Rebel Plus Reloading Kit
  • Rebel Single Stage Reloading Press
  • 1,500 grain digital pocket scale
  • Powder Funnel
  • Uniflow III Powder Measure
  • Hand priming tool
  • Speer #15 reloading manual
  • Fold-up hex key set
  • Powder Trickler-2
  • Accessory Handle-2 with case neck brushes & primer pocket brushes
  • Deburring tool
  • Case Slick spray lube
  • Universal case loading block
  • Advanced Powder Measure Stand
  • Pow’r Pull bullet pulling kit
  • Stainless Steel dial caliper
  • Small measuring cylinder
  • 6 die lock rings
  • 5 shell holders (#3, #4, #10, #16, #27)
  • MSRP: $649.95

Uniflow III Powder Measure

RCBS’s Uniflow powder measure has long been one of the best, and it’s my own personal choice. Now they’ve made it even better with the Uniflow III.

From the press release:

Designed as the most accurate volumetric dispenser on the market, the Uniflow III Powder Measure features machined reference surfaces and exacting tolerances for consistent, reliable measuring.

With its one metering cylinder, both rifle and pistol loaders no longer need to purchase an additional rotor or metering cylinder. Now the one metering screw can do it all, saving users both time and money.

For enhanced precision, the new measure is capable of throwing charges from 0.5 to 120 grains. Large enough to hold 1 pound of extruded power or ½ pound of flake powder, the Uniflow III provides extended reloading sessions for pros and amateurs alike.

It looks like the MSRP will be around $120. Not bad for a forever-guaranteed powder measure that will probably outlast its owner.

Case Prep Kit

Kit lovers can rejoice at the availability of this new case prep kit.

RCBS Case Prep Kit
RCBS Case Prep Kit

Contents:

  • Brass Boss
  • Universal Case Loading Block
  • Hex Key Kit
  • Manual Case Trimmer
  • Hand Priming Tool
  • Case Slick Spray Lube
  • Stainless Steel dial caliper

I bought one of these hand priming tools a good 20 years ago, and it’s my favorite way to prime brass.

Pocket Scale

This is the same Pocket Scale included in the two new Rebel kits above. While I personally prefer a balance-beam scale because gravity never goes bad, many reloaders enjoy using electronic scales… and this one is a lot easier to take along with you to the range.

RCBS Pocket Scale
RCBS Pocket Scale

A perfect accessory for those handloaders needing an affordable, rugged scale with 0.10 grain accuracy, the new RCBS Pocket Scale is packed full of features. From its 1,500-grain capacity to its easy to read digital display, the new pocket scale is backed by a one-year warranty and ships with a check weight and powder pan included.

  • Powered by 2-AAA Batteries (Included)
  • Check weight and Powder Pan Included
  • One Year Warranty
  • MSRP: 39.95
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