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Reloader on a budget

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by mtflores, May 30, 2013.

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  1. mtflores

    mtflores TS Member

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    Looking for some input on purchasing a good progressive reloader. Been checking out mec 9000g and ponsness warren. What are some of the likes and dislikes, or which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    What is the budget i.e. "Reloader on a budget"?
     
  3. Mapper

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    A good used Hornady 366 would be my choice. A person would have to work hard to wear it out. It would be cheaper and easier to work on than a PW, I have both.
     
  4. DecalDude

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    I have a VERY nice 366 Hornady that is for sale for $350. If interested let me know for pictures.



    Jerry Lewis
     
  5. Rick in Ohio

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    Not to tell you what to do but I would save your money ...... this is a bad time to start reloading with the way reloading components are so hard to find.

    Last Saturday I took a four hour trip up North just to pickup 8# of powder. Took me a week of calling around just to find this powder and it wasn't what I been using.

    Powder & primers are dry up in this country and I am not sure why.

    Good luck !
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Buy 5 flats of Winchester, get the rebate, sell the hulls. Get your neighbor to do it for you too.

    Should be on a par with reloading, and less hassle.

    HM
     
  7. dls guide

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    I don't think now is a good time to start reloading if you need to buy everything. It just will not paper out. Buy stuff as you find it at a decent price, and gradually get into it if you think it will be a good hobby for you. Right now, I would just buy flats of shells to shoot if I didn't have the equipment and components.
     
  8. mtflores

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    I reload now, but with both of my boys shooting along with myself my mec jr. is wearing me out!
     
  9. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a barely used PW900 and it can really crank out the shells. It is a 12 gauge reloader and is so much faster than my single stage MECs in the other gauges, I have gone to shooting 12 gauge most of the time. Mark
     
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