MEC Sizemaster on Ebay


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AFK
December 29, 2011, 11:02 PM
Well, I pulled the trigger on what I thought was a good deal on Ebay. A used MEC sizemaster for $129, with shipping, $143 and change. Judging by the pictures and the sellers feedback, it seemed like a pretty good value. I have been wanting to add a 12 gauge reloader next to my LNL. Now to start reading and learning about shot shell reloading. :D

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gspn
December 29, 2011, 11:16 PM
Congrats. Your enthusiasm is contagious...now you have me wanting to go dust off my MEC 650 Jr. and crank out some shells. I haven't touched it in three years...I think I'm due.

AFK
December 29, 2011, 11:19 PM
Oh it sounds like you are due after 3 years. I've been getting the itch to go to the Sporting Clays range. Have funn and maybe find some reloadable hulls at the same time.

rockn30809
December 30, 2011, 02:05 AM
That was a good buy. Just make sure you keep the collet well lubed and clean. Those two things make a world of difference in how smooth the press runs. Also, mount the press in a shallow cookie sheet for baking. That way when you spill some shot and you will the cookie sheet catches it all and you can scoop it up and put it back in the shot bottle.

AFK
December 30, 2011, 09:53 AM
That was a good buy. Just make sure you keep the collet well lubed and clean. Those two things make a world of difference in how smooth the press runs. Also, mount the press in a shallow cookie sheet for baking. That way when you spill some shot and you will the cookie sheet catches it all and you can scoop it up and put it back in the shot bottle.
Great advice and a great idea THANKS!

tlen
December 30, 2011, 10:50 AM
I have had a sizemaster for well over 25 years and it is a great machine.
Best check the price of components before you start cranking out shells. The current price for lead shot is through the roof. After my calculations for 3 1/4-7 1/2-1 1/8 12 GA loads I found it was cheaper to buy comparable ammo at Cabela's on sale and not bother dusting off my Sizemaster.

AFK
December 30, 2011, 01:57 PM
Yeah, I did some priliminary calculations and came to the conclusion that I would not save any money by reloading my own shells. If anything it will cost me more, but I really enjoy reloading for my pistols. To me there a certain satisfaction when you shoot your own reloads taylored to your liking. Great stress reliever as well.

gamestalker
December 30, 2011, 02:26 PM
The Size master is really nice to use! I had one for a while but sold it when lead got really expensive. But now that reclaimed shot has hit the market I'm loading with the 600 Jr. which is also a great press, just not as fast as a Size Master, among other features the SM offer's.

Enjoy your good find!

USSR
December 30, 2011, 02:26 PM
To me there a certain satisfaction when you shoot your own reloads taylored to your liking. Great stress reliever as well.

+1. And that's what reloading is all about.

Don

oneounceload
December 30, 2011, 03:34 PM
See my response to this on the other forum. To it I will add - if you buy components in bulk, you can reload for almost 60% the cost of the wally world ammo, so it does pay. And if you start to reload 16, 28, 410 or similar, your savings are double that

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