Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

MEC Sizemaster on Ebay

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by AFK, Dec 29, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. AFK

    AFK Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    145
    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
     
  2. gspn

    gspn Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2,186
    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.
     
  3. AFK

    AFK Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    145
    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.
     
  4. rockn30809

    rockn30809 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    58
    Location:
    South Carolina
    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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  5. AFK

    AFK Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    145
    Great advice and a great idea THANKS!
     
  6. tlen

    tlen Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    Kansas
    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.
     
  7. AFK

    AFK Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    145
    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.
     
  8. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Messages:
    9,832
    Location:
    SW Arizona
    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!
     
  9. USSR

    USSR Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    8,582
    Location:
    Finger Lakes Region of NY
    +1. And that's what reloading is all about.

    Don
     
  10. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Messages:
    15,710
    Location:
    Hot and Humid FL
    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
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page