Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jcerillo70, May 3, 2021.
Every. Single. Step.
There is nothing that cannot be bought more cheaply in haste
...and regretted later at your leisure.
Yea but to add an auto primers feed it will cost you an additional $107. Also more $$ to convert to another gauge. IMO all that to get the same results from a less expensive machine.
No need for the auto prime on either machine. If you have used both presses then you would know that they do not produce the same results. Yes they both Make shotshells, but one does a better job and does it more efficiently and precisely.
Not if you look for used from various sources.
At two rounds/min w/o the primer feed, I don't need it.
As to less expensive/non-adjustable -- repent at leisure (but I said that )
Mec- adjust the precrimp and final crimp dies
Lee- push harder on the handle. I’m my experience this leads to bulging around the crimp that can cause trouble chambering a round.
both work, you get what you pay for.
My Grabber has the newer 200 primer feed; works well also.
Why the rush, have somewhere to go, handloading is suppose to be enjoyable. Primer feeds are most desirable, ask all the metallic loaders, seems like cover for the short falls of the MEC. Same results.
If you have to press down that hard, you're doing something wrong, never had that problem. Maybe I'm old school and not into all these new fangled devices.
In the >$300 range a used 366 will run circles around the Lee and the MEC, wouldn’t ever pay that much for one when used better equipment is available.
Except none of those crimp are identical
You haven't priced things lately, have you?
No, I don’t buy during panics. I prefer my money to have as much buying power as possible. Right now is the time to sell things one doesn’t want though as there are people that are more than happy to pay the current inflated prices.
There are some people that might have kept them despite trying to sell them in the past. I can’t to all the work for the OP but joining and contacting this guy that had two to sell for $75 and see if he still has them sitting around, might not be a bad idea. If he’s in that part of New Jersey.
Prices on eBay for them start at $9.99 a number of them under $100 with 0 bids.
How do you put components away after reloading?
With the MEC, you have 2 separate bottles for powder & shot.
With the Lee?????
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I am 70 I have been reloading with a mec 600 jr since 1976. I have acquired a total of 4 Mecs. They are common you can find them used, parts readily available. save your self lots of hassles. get WWCF or WWHS hulls, or remington hulls.(Hull available for free in trash at most shotgun ranges) makes reloading much easier. Lyman Manual you ordered is the bible of shotshell reloading . You can ask questions here or on Shotgun world forum reloading subforum.
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