RCBS was founded in 1943 by Fred T. Huntington in Oroville, California, and is the “Green” alternative for reloaders who don’t use Red or Blue.
Just like when shooting, reloaders like features like accuracy and speed in their reloading kit.
The new RCBS MatchMaster Powder Dispenser offers a fast 0.04 Grain Accuracy in Match Mode, which is going to result in really even loads with a low ES (Extreme Spread) and – hopefully – a really nice accuracy.
Some of the features of the new Green Beast:
New RCBS App
Sub 20 second dispensing
Dual Tube dispensing
0,04 Grain accuracy (requires more time)
Our new MatchMaster Powder Dispenser is finally here! Utilizing our dual tube dispense technology, most charges can be thrown in under 20 seconds in standard mode to .10 grain accuracy, and to .04 grain accuracy in match mode! (match mode requires more time)
Speed and accuracy are not the only things that the MatchMaster delivers. User adjustable powder settings allow the handloader to fine tune their favorite powders, reducing dispense times without affecting accuracy!
So it seems that RCBS have come up with a product that most, if not all, reloaders would want.
Unfortunately the MSRP seems to be a rather high $899, which will keep this product unobtainable for a lot of potential customers. Obviously it isn’t an entry-level product, and there will still be plenty of people wanting this product.
As an alternative, they have several less expensive options here: https://www.rcbs.com/powder-measure/
The MatchMaster Powder Dispenser is still not available on the RCBS website, but these pictures have been released at RCBS Facebook page. Note the dual dispenser below:
By the looks of it, it looks like a modern machine with a nice, easy to use, design. And if there is an App I am guessing there is a Bluetooth connection.
RCBS was founded in 1943 by Fred T. Huntington in Oroville, California. Huntington was a dedicated shooter, but found it difficult to obtain quality varmint bullets. However, after reading about making a die to swage .22 rimfire cartridge cases to form jackets for bullets, he began to craft his own dies in the back room of his father’s Oroville laundry and dry-cleaning business. Because the resulting bullets were used to shoot rock chucks – a varmint of Western North America – he named them Rock Chuck Bullet Swage dies, later shortened to RCBS.
RCBS soon outgrew this modest beginning in the back of a laundromat, and by 1948 Huntington relocated to a small shop. The business continued to grow rapidly, spilling into his garage and then a new building in 1954. By 1958, RCBS was expanding again, first to a 7,500-square-foot factory that quickly grew to 50,000 square feet. As the years passed, more expansions have occurred, but RCBS stayed near its roots. Today, Oroville is still RCBS’ home for state-of-the-art production.
RCBS was acquired by Omark Industries in July 1976 and became part of the Sporting Equipment Division. In 1985, Omark Industries was purchased by Blount, Inc. Alliant Techsystems (ATK) purchased RCBS in 2001. In 2015, Vista Outdoor Inc. spun-off from ATK as a leading provider of outdoor sports and recreation products. And while RCBS no longer manufactures bullet-swaging dies, we are the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, offering reloading equipment throughout the world.
The RCBS MatchMaster Powder Dispenser will be available at retailers soon.
Do we have any reloaders here? Have you been waiting for this kind of product? What do you think of the performance versus the price?