Is RCBS equipment now made in China ?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Freebore, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Freebore

    Freebore Member

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    Apr 18, 2009
    Land of the Free
    At a recent gunshow one of the other sellers said that my RC IV (which was for sale) was the one now made in China, I have to admit I was a little setback to hear that news.

    A close inspection of the press found no mention of made in China, but it also had no indication of being made in the U.S.

    If it actually is made in China, I think I'm closing the book on RCBS

    Any info out there .........?
     
  2. Free Bore,
    Outstanding oppossum. It matches your beard.

    Zeke
     

  3. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

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    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    The RC frames have been made in China for a few years. Not sure if they still are. I can't find it right now but on another forum somebody e-mailed RCBS and asked that question. RCBS replied that some of their components are made in China but they wouldn't say which ones.
     
  4. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Ohio
    Is RCBS equipment now made in China ?

    What isn't nowadays? I just picked up a DVD player for one of my sons. It was Toshiba Brand (Japanese company). Buried in the fine print on the box "Made in China".
     
  5. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

    620
    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    I believe Lee and Dillon are made in the USA, not sure about Hornady.
     
  6. muddober

    muddober Active Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    Carson City Nevada
    There are 23 nuclear power plants under construction in China right now today. We on the other hand to be "energy independent" are playing with wind and solar and if it keeps going the way it is we will be the ones pulling rickshaws. My point being everything will be made in China very soon for Wall-Mart and the rest of the world to purchase, evidenced by Tim's remarks about Toshiba as being a glaring example. If energy cost 20 cents per kilowatt hour here in the US and less than 2 cents in China one does not have to have a degree in mathematics to figure that one out.

    Ron
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
  7. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

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    Oct 11, 2009
    Charleston, SC
    I know my RCBS Chargemaster had a Made in China sticker on it. It's still a good tool, although I'd be happy to pay an extra $20-$30 to have a big old American sticker on it.

    China, especially recently, is headed towards a more capitalist law than we are. When the whole economic thing hit China actually cut taxes to pull themselves out of it, and we did what again? Oh yeah, we spent a trillion dollars (borrowed from China) on shams and pet projects.
     
  8. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2006
    One BIG difference between Chinese capitalism and US capitalism is that when some Chinese capitalist gets too greedy or otherwise screws up, (see the contaminated milk scandal) they take them out and shoot them.
    Hmmmm................
     
  9. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

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    Oct 11, 2009
    Charleston, SC
    Well yeah, there is always that. Their overall economic policy is getting more and more capitalist though, ours is not.
     
  10. olehippy

    olehippy New Member

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    Jul 26, 2009
    S Tx near San Antonio
    Give Obama, Reid et al a couple more years, we will be so far into debt to the Chinese they will own us! (If they don’t already)

    Miles
     
  11. clvickers

    clvickers New Member

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    Dec 9, 2009
    NE Florida
    I sent an email to their company and asked this question. They told me that only the electronic items were made in China but the "other" items were made in Calif.

    Carl
     
  12. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Makes me wonder then why does the box on my new trickler/powder stand say "made in china" ??? There's not a wire anywhere on it either.... I think maybe they've begun to cozy up to the new medical weed laws in CA.

    Would ya mind fwding the email to me? I'd love to send a reply back to them.
     
  13. clvickers

    clvickers New Member

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    Dec 9, 2009
    NE Florida
    This the what I actually received from RCBS:

    From: rcbs tech [mailto:rcbs.tech@ATK.COM]
    Sent: Monday, November 30, 2009 18:33

    Subject: RE: Where are your presses, dies, and other products made

    All products with the exception of electronic items are made in our factory (Oroville, California).

    Thank you,

    Sheila Ennes
    Technical Service Manager
    ATK/RCBS Operation
     
  14. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    Thanks CL, I'll shoot Ms Ennes and email tomorrow and see what kinda reply I get.
     
  15. clvickers

    clvickers New Member

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    Dec 9, 2009
    NE Florida
    woolley,

    Did you ever get a response back from RCBS??
     
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