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410 Reloader?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hawkeye1, Jan 11, 2008.

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  1. hawkeye1

    hawkeye1 Member

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    I have been reloading 12 and 20 gauge on Lee Load All for years. They work great and cost next to nothing. I know they are not as fast as those great looking progressives, but the price is too good.

    Anyway, I would like very much to start reloading for my 410's. Lee does not make the Load All in that size. What would be a good economical way to start reloading for this great round? Any ideas?

    Also, what would be a good powder to start with?
    Thanks.

    good shooting
     
  2. 12Bravo20

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    Get a MEC 600 and you won't regret it. I bought one about 12 years ago to reload .410 and it's still going strong after thousands of rounds reloaded.
     
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    Yep, for .410 reloading a MEC 600jr is the way to go. I tried to use a progessive for a while. It was faster to us the single stage. Those tiny hulls just aren't made to make progressive reloading easy.
     
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    What would I need to get started besides the Mec Jr? Does it come with everyting I need to start pulling the handle? How about average cost for one of those?
     
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    You'll also need a reloading manual, hulls, primers, powder, wads and shot. New MEC presses are a bit over $100 + shipping on the web, and used ones are in the $60-$75 range the last time I looked on Ebay. 2 1/2 inch hulls are commonly available, 3 inch are not.
     
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    I dont shoot very much .410. However i wanted to reload for them as well. so i picked up 2 lee classic loaders. Its actually not that bad. Takes longer to load a rifle or handgun shell compared to loading a .410. however they are getting pretty costly and hard to come by. Even on ebay most will sell for up to 80.00. They work very good though.
     
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    I did the math a couple of months ago and I can reload a box of 3" shells for around $4 which is at least half of what factory ammo will cost. I reload 3" for hunting and 2 1/2" for informal skeet shooting (not good enough yet to compete).
     
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