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#314289 - 07/26/07 10:44 AM Reloading Shotshell?
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2977
Loc: Wartburg, TN (Morgan Co)

I'm getting tired of going to wal-mart or somewhere and they not have any #6 Shotgun shells highbrass.....

Anyway i'm thinking of getting started reloading shotgun shells.... any tips, websites, how do I get started?

#315354 - 07/26/07 11:11 PM Re: Reloading Shotshell? [Re: cruff10]
.45 COLT

Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 45
Loc: North Georgia

This link is to the reloading forum at ShotgunWorld. There are a couple of current threads on starting reloading.


99% of those guys are strictly target shooters - Trap, Skeet, Sporting Clays - so they're into progressive reloading presses. The progressives are great for high-volume, I've got several of them, but probably for your use a single-stage press would be fine. They're a lot easier to use, especially for a new shotshell loader. A MEC 600jr. press is good, a MEC Sizemaster, for a few buck more, is a lot better. Both are single-stage and very easy to learn. A good manual is Lyman's Shotshell Manual, 5th Edition. 4th Edition is good too, just doesn't cover a lot of the newer powders.


#319056 - 07/30/07 10:12 AM Re: Reloading Shotshell? [Re: .45 COLT]
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Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2977
Loc: Wartburg, TN (Morgan Co)

Thanks 45..i'll really look into it!!!
#319059 - 07/30/07 10:17 AM Re: Reloading Shotshell? [Re: cruff10]
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Registered: 06/18/00
Posts: 6338
Loc: Memphis,Tennessee U.S.A.

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Excellent advise given. I`d like to add the Sizemaster has a collet sizing station to return the brass portion back to factory specs. I think this is the only way to go if you shoot an autoloader. I have bought 3 progressive shotgun presses and have finally figured out I am not capable. I went back with a Sizemaster and life is good again. I have a LNIB MEC progressive if anyone needs one.
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