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Shell and wad Hoppers for reloading

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  1. tomlieb

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    I've used the cardboard hoppers available for holding shells and wads in my reloading. They work OK, but don't last too long. Does anyone know of a good plastic hopper to use for holding the shells and wads?
    Tom
     
  2. BD Trapshooter

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    I bought the bins from MEC but they weren't cheap! I just saw some at Fleet Farm, they were .49 each. I did not look at the size. The MEC ones hold about 3/4 bag of wads.

    Dan
     
  3. Shooting Coach

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    I use containers sold at Mao marts and thrift stores. The container on the right side of the press holds a bag of 500 wads, the press and such are geared to load a flat without reloading anything.
     
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    Just like FlaLagarto I use a dog food dispenser from Wally World. Holds a bag of 500 wads and dispenses into a nice dish. I don't like having to reach over the edge of a box high enough to hold that many wads. Mike
     
  5. tomlieb

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    I looked on the WalMart webpage but didn't find any dog food dispenser that looked like it would work. Do you know of a web reference that shows the item?
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    I used anti-freeze jugs with the tops cut off. Put modified hooks into the front of my wooden bench, punch corresponding holes in the jugs and presto, wad and shell holders.
     
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    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    I use the plastic half size paint roller pans. Not too tall for reaching into; angled so contents flow to the front.
     
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    Personally, I use the 5-quart plastic mixing pails from the paint store. Good size and not too high to reach into the bottom when hulls or wads are running low.

    Tony
     
  9. maclellan1911

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    similar to this. I seen larger ones at grain stores that sell all animal foods and supply. or anything similar will work.
     
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    I use large food containers - think Buying Club pretzel jars and the like.

    They're free and five minutes with a box knife turns them into great hoppers. Pick ones that match the shape of your reloading area and you are good to go.

    If you don't like the shape or form, just buy some more pretzels and re-create...
     
  11. BDodd

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    I've made a few with good sized cardboard boxes, an opening on the forward, lower end and some baffles inside held in place with duct tape; always good for 500 or more wads. But, Jerry's find at wally world looks pretty slick. I'll have to roam through my WW and see if I can find that item.....Bob Dodd
     
  12. ec90t

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    I have a couple of Plexiglass hoppers made by "Tumbleweeds". I have no idea if he's still making them as I've had mine for a few years now. They hold about 1000 wads each.

    ec90t
     
  13. bigbore613

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    Just build some. Jeff
     
  14. maclellan1911

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    uuhhhgggg, you clean neat finished wood guys,,,,no really thats nice set up.
     
  15. tomlieb

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    Jerry B, Will the Wal Mart Dog feeder work for shells as well as wads?
    Tom
     
  16. whiz white

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    Tom: Here's a couple I've run across... I use the ones in the bottom photo.

    Whiz

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  17. Big Dave

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    Whiz,

    Wher can I get some like the one in the top picture?

    Thanks

    Big Dave
     
  18. Dave P

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    I made two of them out of $2.50 plastic waste cans (4) from Wally and with a sharp blde and a hot glue gun about 10+ years ago and still working. I did get some plastic hose, slit it and tack glued it where the fingers rubbed the sharp edges.
     
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    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    BIG DAVE: I can't remember where I got these. I think someone on this site was looking to make some.

    These originally wre candy dispensers.

    SHOOTLOW: Excellent idea. We were toying with using large PVC, but your idea is simpler and cheaper.

    Whiz
     
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    Stack-n-Feed Steel Bin Dispensers from Mcmaster Carr work well for me. Page 1696 on mcmaster.comm.
     
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