Unpacking

Refer to the parts list on page 25 for the proper identification of parts. There are three bags, numbered 1 through 3, containing small parts that are required to complete the assembly of the AmmoMaster-Auto. We suggest opening only the bag that is required as you assemble the AmmoMaster-Auto according to the following instructions. Remember, if you need additional help or replacement parts, call RCBS. Our toll-free phone number is 1 -800-533-5000. Our regular phone number is (916) 533-5191.

Step

FOR AUTO INDEXING Lower the hex index rod with the connecting plate to the shell plate. The connecting plate is offset. Rotate the connecting plate counter-clockwise until the large notch in the plate aligns with the raised bump with the threaded hole on the shell plate. Insert the knurled connecting plate screws into the threaded holes in the shell plate and tighten. See Photo 15. NOTE Finger tight is adequate but it is important that they stay tightened. Excessive tightening can cause...

Primers And Powder

WARNING Primers are designed to explode and will do so when subjected to heat, impact or static electricity. Never attempt to seat or reseat a primer in a loaded round. Discontinue reloading session when static electricity is noticed. Store primers and powder beyond the reach of children and away from heat, dampness, open flames and electrical equipment. DO NOT use primers of unknown identity. To destroy unwanted primers, soak in oil for a few days. Keep primers in original factory container...

Important

Before attempting to set up the RCBS AmmoMaster-Auto Progressive Reloading Press read this manual carefully to learn how to safely operate the tool. Failure to properly operate this product can result in severe personal injury and or equipment damage. This manual contains specific safety and operating information. It should be considered a permanent part of your reloading tool and, for easy reference, remain with the equipment at all times. Call us if you have any questions at any time while...

Trouble Shooting

Refer to this section for help in solving any specific problems you might encounter while operating the AmmoMaster. If you need additional help, refer to the phone numbers on the back of this manual. Call us at the factory and we'll be glad to help. Many times, a problem can be solved over the phone. Fired primer not pushed clear of the shell plate. Fired primers stacked in depriming tube. Dirt or debris under the shell plate. Primer plug stuck in case at station 2. Clean debris from under...

Primer Feed Tube Filling

WARNING Care must be taken when loading the primer feed tube. Do not force primers. Because of the stacked condition of the primers, if one should ignite, all the primers in the tube will explode causing an extreme hazard. No more than five pounds of force should be applied when picking up primers with the primer feed tube this can be checked using a bathroom scale . If difficult primer pick-up should occur, investigate the cause and clear the condition or return the primer feed tube to RCBS...