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Reloading

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dogsnhorses, Apr 22, 2010.

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  1. dogsnhorses

    dogsnhorses TS Member

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    I am thinking about reloading. I did it years ago, but have started shooting more seriously recently and am going through lots of ammo. I am not a trap shooter (sorry) but you guys are a smart bunch and I enjoy the forum so I thought I would check here. My main question is if I buy once fired hulls (say, STS in 12 and 20) and I use reasonable quality components, what is my cost per round likely to be for 1oz loads? Two other questions: Where are the best sources for hulls? And what is the favored reloader? I probably will reload 12 and 20 so maybe the Spolar? Thanks in advance for the expertise.
     
  2. threedeuces

    threedeuces TS Member

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    I have owned a Dillon SL 900 loader and a now have a P/W 800+. As far as I am concerned the 800+ is as good as it gets.
     
  3. BILL GRILL

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    I refuse to buy hulls. Buy new and use your own hulls. It will take you a long time to recoup your cost buying a spolar. Buy a used 366. When you get serious buy a spolar. Bill
     
  4. Rich219

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    PW 800+, I love it!
     
  5. setool

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    800+, you can buy 2 800's for the price of 1 spolar !!!
     
  6. dogsnhorses

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    That reloading cost calculator is what I was looking for, as well as the reloader recs. Thanks much. Anyone else who cares to weigh in, please do so. I am going through a couple flats a week right now. At that pace it would take me about four months to "pay for" an $800 reloader.
     
  7. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    Get the Spolar if you can afford it.

    If not, get the PW800+

    Don Verna
     
  8. WesleyB

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    PW 800+
     
  9. Pull & Mark

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    Mec is the biggest seller of reloaders in the World. They are a employee owned company and have the best cust. service in the business "bar none". Nothing will come close to there new electric operated reloader, 9000E. Smooth, consistant and nicely priced as well. Current price about $900. You can buy one of those other loaders and pull a handle all day or you can buy a 9000E and push two buttons. Don't get me wrong the PW's and Spolars are super nice reloaders and will make a great shell. They just won't make a better shell than the Mec. Hydrolic loaders are noisy and sooner or later make a mess when the hose leaks. Hope this helps you out. Break-em all. Jeff
    Oh Yeh, For less than $500 you can buy just the 20 ga. w/ the linkages already to go to use w/ the automate you already have. The 12 ga. and the 20 ga. machines will swap out quickly and easily to load different ga's with the automate. You can also add to it as you go if you ever want to load up the 28's and 410's as well. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  10. Rich219

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    Pull & Mark,

    Does the Mec full length size every shell?
     
  11. short shucker

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    Rich219,

    Does your loader resize plastic/paper?

    ss
     
  12. oleolliedawg

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    Buy the Spolar as you can usually sell it for nearly as much as you paid for it if you get tired of reloading. The Spolar will give you hours of uninterupted pleasure while the others will offer a few hours of intense madness!!
     
  13. The Rock

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    Good and honest and great prices. Large selection of hulls and prices.

    BUT HURRY HE CLOSES UP IN MAY.

    Rock

    Jim
     
  14. THE POSTMAN

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    Dogsnhorses:

    While I do not personally load one ounce loads ,I can give you a breakdown
    on the cost per box using the components I use for reloading.

    Remington 209 primers= $0.75 Based on price of $30.00 per thousand.
    Remington shot= $2.19 Based on price of $35.00 per 25lb bag.
    Titegroup powder= $0.90 Based on a 16.1 grain load @ 1180 FPS.
    Downrange wad= $0.45 Based on a price of $9.00 per 500.
    Remington TGT clone
    TOTAL COST PER BOX: $4.39 Provided you currently have the hulls.

    I consider all the above to be quality components for reloading.

    Wilbur Poston
     
  15. crk

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    Gads - where are you are finding Rem primers for $30/thousand?
     
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