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Reloader

Postby max1982 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:28 pm

My dad wants to start reloading for shotguns. What kind of reloader would you guys recomend? Thanks Max
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Re: Reloader

Postby lostknife4 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:52 pm

MEC steelmaster or MEC 600Jr and add a Sizemaster. This is contingent upon you not wanting to load very high volumes of target ammo but are only loading a flat or so or less for your hunting loads in 2-¾" to 3-½" hulls.
Really you need to give us more information: gauge or gauges, Steel or Lead or non tox, hull length and if you will be loading various hull lengths, slugs or shot, etc.
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Re: Reloader

Postby 3200 man » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:01 pm

It just depends on what you want to reload !

If you are only loading lead shells ( 2 3/4 ") for clay targets and upland birds , go with a Mec 9000 G .

If you want to load Lead or steel shot (2 3/4" and 3" ) go with a Size Master .


If you have never reloaded shells before , look around for a Mec 600 jr an it will do everything as you become more
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Re: Reloader

Postby max1982 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:45 pm

Lost and 3200 man will be reloading mostly 2 3/4" lead for hunting upland birds and 3" steel for waterfowl. Very little if any target loads will be reloaded. Thanks Max
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Re: Reloader

Postby lostknife4 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 5:23 pm

Most Economical : MEC 600
Long term with more volume: Steelmaster

Add the 2¾" to 3" adapter plate for quick changes.

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Re: Reloader

Postby 3200 man » Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:02 pm

Max

I go through a ton (80 bags)of lead shot a year so , I don't understand what you mean as , A LOT ? :yes: :huh:

Go with a Mec 600 jr.......it will do everything you need !
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Re: Reloader

Postby steelshotshooter » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:32 pm

MEC Sizemaster! It will load anything your dad would ever want to load....
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Re: Reloader

Postby Theduckguru » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:06 pm

I reccomend a Sizemaster. If you load steel loads, you will be weighing powder/shot if you want good loads, so a steel master is not needed,
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Re: Reloader

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:27 pm

Theduckguru wrote:I reccomend a Sizemaster. If you load steel loads, you will be weighing powder/shot if you want good loads, so a steel master is not needed,


You're right on that one Guru. I have both and pretty well all my steel shot loads are done with a scale for powder and shot.
The main difference between the 600 and the Sizemaster is the collet resizer.
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Re: Reloader

Postby lostknife4 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:30 pm

Theduckguru wrote:I reccomend a Sizemaster. If you load steel loads, you will be weighing powder/shot if you want good loads, so a steel master is not needed,


You're right on that one Guru. I have both and pretty well all my steel shot loads are done with a scale for powder and shot.
The main difference between the 600 and the Sizemaster is the collet resizer and auto primer feed.
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Re: Reloader

Postby mmig » Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:40 pm

Is there a difference between the sizemaster and the steel master?
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Re: Reloader

Postby lostknife4 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:37 am

mmig wrote:Is there a difference between the sizemaster and the steel master?


Been a while but I think the steel master is supplied with a steel charge bar and also has a larger diameter drop tube and the bottles have a larger internal diameter hole to allow steel pellets to flow easier. Not sure if there is anything else but someone will no doubt jump in here and add something.
As I said before I would also buy the adapter plate so it is easy to jump from 2¾" to 3" and back easily and quickly.
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Re: Reloader

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:37 pm

I purchased a Steelmaster right after they came out. As Bill states, they have a larger diameter drop tube and you get one charge bar that supposedly drops steel shot. In mine, the bottle holes were the same size as on my Sizemaster. Knowing what I know now, I'd never waste the extra $40 on the Steelmaster. Since I don't use it for dropping powder or shot, a regular Sizemaster will do all the other functions fine.
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