Progressive Shotshell Reloading Press



Before using the RCBS Shot Shell Press, read these instructions carefully to fully learn how to safely operate the related reloading equipment. Failure to properly operate certain reloading equipment can result in severe personal injury and/or equipment damage.

If you have any questions while assembling or operating this tool, call us at 1-800-533-5000 or 1-530-533-5191 Monday - Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time

The instruction manual contains specific safety and operating information. It should be considered a permanent part of your reloading equipment and remain with the equipment at all times for easy reference.


Reloading is an enjoyable and rewarding hobby that can be conducted safely. But, as with any hobby, carelessness or negligence can make reloading hazardous. This product has been designed from the beginning with the user's safety in mind. When reloading, safety rules must be followed. By observing these rules, the chance of a hazardous occurrence causing personal injury or property damage is minimized.


• Use all equipment as the manufacturer recommends. Study the instructions carefully and become thoroughly familiar with the operation of the product. If you do not have written instructions, request a copy from the equipment manufacturer.

• Don't take short cuts. Attempting to bypass established procedures is an invitation to an accident.

• Observe "good housekeeping" in the reloading area. Keep tools and components neat, clean and orderly. Promptly and completely clean up primer and powder spills.

• Reload only when you can give your undivided attention. Do not reload when fatigued or ill, or under the influence of medications or alcohol.

• Develop a reloading routine to avoid mistakes which may prove hazardous. Don't rush - load at a leisurely pace.

• Always wear adequate eye protection to protect your eyes from flying particles. You assume unnecessary risk when reloading without wearing safety glasses.


• Use only laboratory tested reloading data. There are many lab tested shotshell manuals available. Always follow the load data exactly as it is published in any shotshell reloading manual.

• Never substitute components


• Store primers and powder beyond the reach of children and away from heat, dampness, open flames and electrical equipment. Avoid areas where static electricity is evident.

• Do not use primers of unknown identity.

• Dispose of unknown primers in accordance with applicable regulations.

• Keep primers in the original factory container until ready to use. Return unused primers to the same factory packaging for safety and to preserve their identity. Primer packaging is designed to provide safe storage.

• DO NOT store primers in bulk. The blast of just a few hundred primers is sufficient to cause serious injury to anyone nearby.

• DO NOT force primers. Use care in handling primers.

• DO NOT have more than one can of powder on the bench at one time. Powder cans should be stored away from the bench to avoid picking up the wrong one.

• DO NOT use any powder unless its identity is positively known. The only positive identification is the manufacturer's label on the original canister. Discard all mixed powder and those of uncertain identity.

• Always replace the lids on both the powder hopper and shot hoppers after they have been filled.

• When you finish a reloading session, pour any remaining powder back into its original factory container. This will preserve the identity and shelf life of the powder.

• DO NOT smoke while reloading. RECORD KEEPING

• Keep complete records of reloads. Apply a descriptive label to each box showing the date produced, and the primer, powder, wad and shot used.

Never attempt to guess at the identity of your ammunition.


Because RCBS has no control over the choice of components, the manner in which they are assembled, the use of this product, or the guns in which the resulting ammunition may be used, we assume no responsibility, expressed or implied, for the use of ammunition reloaded with this product.

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