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Wads containers

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jerbear, Feb 21, 2008.

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  1. Jerbear

    Jerbear TS Member

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    There used to be a thread on here about a wad hopper. I can't find it right now. Try a search and see if you can find it. I use a tupperware tote.




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  2. BDodd

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    I take a sturdy cardboard box capable of holding at least 500 wads. Then I cut a large opening near the bottom of one side/end and form a baffle above the opening with loose cardboard and duct tape. Pour in the wads and they just keep coming to the bottom of the opening available for me to use. If you're lucky, you may end up only making a couple of them before you get it the way you want. This idea came from the dog/cat feeders found in the pet stores but mine cost essentially nothing. I could have just bought a dog feeder but had to exercise what's left of my feeble mind for one more time....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  3. Hauxfan

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    My Father-in-law made me a couple of boxes.

    One holds 700 empty hulls, while the other holds about 1500 wads.

    He made them so you take one out the bottom, like on a hopper type feed.

    He made them over 35 years ago and I'm still using them.

    Come to think of it, my boxes outlasted that marriage........lol lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  4. nomderf

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    We use the carboard container that holds individual servings of half/half or that type of coffee creamer. It has a dropdown shelf to dispense the wads and can be closed up. I have one for each type of wad I use.

    Holds about 250 - 300 wads and is easy to stack and store.

    38-01615
     
  5. RogerNRA

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    I use an old metal wad dispenser made by MEC...........Roger
     
  6. Jim101

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    I have a couple of home made hoppers that work well.



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  7. mis-some

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    I made some hoppers out of 1/2" plywood from my shop. Send me your e-mail address and I will send some pictures
     
  8. ohiopull

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    I use a 22 rimfire case box with the top cut off and cut the sides at an angle to about 2" high in the front. gotta work with what you can get!
     
  9. ColBuckShot

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    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=981678&t=11082005

    works great
     
  10. DB3006

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    Mec makes a wad hopper
    www.mecreloaders.com
    Dave
     
  11. X2 fan

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    I bought a couple of stacking shoe boxes so to speak. They are made by Sterlite or something and they have a sliding drawer in a shell that is made to stack with others. Each holds a bag of wads easily. They are stacked and when I need to switch to a different wad I just switch the drawers around.

    Tim
     
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    Extreme? Jeff
     
  13. VNVET

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    Jim101
    Looks like you're a well rounded shooter judging from your reloading bench. Do you have a patient on those hoppers? I'd like to make some for myself.......don't want to get into legal trouble.

    Another thing....those Fiocchi primers are no good. Send them to me and I'll dispose of them for you, no charge. You need to stick with the tried and tru Winchester 209, for $155 a brick. LOL!
     
  14. Haskins Bill

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    I bought a couple of hoppers similar to Jim101's at the Grand in Vandalia a few years ago they have Hornaday logos on them. Cardboard and you snap them together and voila about five bucks a piece! Bill
     
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    Fred: These were made by Barrel Buddy, but I have not found a current site for them now. I have a couple, but tried in vain to obain others.

    Here's one I really like. I saw one of these on eBay and I think they were called candy dispensers.

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    Whiz
     
  16. phirel

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    Jeff- I am impressed. Nice cabinet work. Nice decoys on top and the floor is clean.

    Pat Ireland
     
  17. Bob_K

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    I use a pair of paint trays for paint rollers. Mine are the half size, and have an angled bottom to allow the contents to move to the front of the tray. Total cost was about $2 each. They hold more than I can reload before having to stop to replenish the shot and powder reservoirs, so it works out about right.
     
  18. Jim101

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    VNVET, Have at it. Those were a rainy day project a few years ago. Made 3 sets, One for me and a set for a couple of shooting buddies. The hull hopper will hold about 400 and the wad hopper will hold 6-700 wads.








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  19. AJKohler

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    Personally, I just use some plastic buckets. I've got some from Home Depot's paint department, about a gallon and a half or so, and I fill one or two with hulls to set on the right side of the press and another one or two with wads on the left.

    They've got a myriad of other uses as well, holding excess loaded shells I don't have boxes for yet, or miscellaneous metallic loads, or the dump from shells I forgot to put wads in while I wait to separate the shot from the powder - for that matter, the separation itself. Old cottage cheese containers, plastic buckets of varying sizes, and even some coin buckets from a casino - they're all over my bench.

    Tony
     
  20. gotbass

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    I too use the pet food dispensers from Wally World. Hold a 500 count bag of wads and because they are clear it is easy to monitor supply. Plus you are alway ready for another puppy.
     
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