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How much force?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GrandpasArms, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Nov 11, 2010
    About 40 miles west of Chicago, IL
    I use a MEC Sizemaster. Can anyone tell me how much force it takes to pull the handle down once? I understand that there is variation, and that this is basically irrelevant, but I am interested to know how much I'm "pressing" per box of reloads. I've adopted a nice even rhythm - three stroke with right arm, insert wad and then three strokes for the left arm. That's 75 downward strokes per arm per box. I suspect that the total pressure applied adds up to a substantial amount.

    I'm fortunate to have my reloader set up at my office. I HAVE TO get up for a break at least twice a day and I can load two boxes with each break. That works out to 4 a day, or 300 downward strokes per day per arm.

    On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being important), this is thought would probably rank under one. Regardless, its on my mind and maybe others have had the same thought. I search the archives and MEC online - but still have questions. I suppose I could do it myself if I had a trigger pull gauge or one of those spring loaded hanging scales used to weight fish. I don't, so I'm asking.

  2. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006
    Funny you mention it. I just finished loading some shells I shot over the weekend on one!!! I could not even guess at the force needed other than it is different at different stations. Overall I'd say its 75% less than a progressive machine. Someone have a scale to measure this with??? Break-em all. JEff
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