I picked up my new (to me) Spolar Friday. I have loaded a few shells on it, and really like it, but I would like for the shells to drop out of the front instead of the back. My question is has anyone converted the shell drop to do this??
Matt it is simply a 1 inch thin wall PVC with a 45 elbow on it. I cut the elbow at the right slant to fit under the shell drop. I hold it on the loader with a pipe clamp screwed to the table. I drilled a hole in it so I can drop a Pin in it to hold it or I can take it out to remove the shell drop. Maybe I better just put a picture on here. LOL
Jeez, you guys sure make it tough on yourselves. Drop the damn shells in a 5 gallon bucket and when you are heading to the range count out 25 shells and put them in a ziplock bag. Or better yet, just take the bucket! I got shells to reload not stackin em in a shell packer!
Tom--How is standing on the Trap line with a freak'n 5 gallon bucket or ziplock bag convenient?? What you gonna bend over and pick a shell out of the bucket every shot?? Boy great idea especially for people with bad backs like myself. I like grabing one out of the box at my waist. Good luck with your bucket and ziplocks.
Don--as i stated before, good job at making your life easier.
My front drop (PW 800+) drops into a rubbermaid dishwashing tub. From there they go into a ammo can that holds about 400 12 gauge shells. When the rubbermaid tub fills up and the ammo can is full, I start filling 5 gal buckets.
If I have to box, then I do that in front of the idiot box (I only box competition loads - I see no point in boxing practice ammo)
Skeet guys may wear tu-tus' -- but at least we can count
grntitan - I hope that you are being tongue in cheek about taking the 5 gallon bucket to the line? If you are great, if you aren't, well mores the pity! If I'm going to a shoot I count out 26 shells and put them in a ziplock bag and throw them in my range bag, if I'm shooting practice I park a bucket (not a full bucket) on the bench and usually don't count them when I put them in my vest or jacket just enough to get me through a round. I've found that with the time I waste trying to fill up shell boxes I can load more rounds. I rarely change recipes so if that happens I just put a note in the bucket that tells me what they are. Besides, I can't remember the last time I shot factory ammo and boxes don't last too long for me.
Nice rigs! I drop mine into a bag that I got at Menards, Holds exactly 300 shells, easy to carry, and perfect for a day at the range. Thought about the bucket, but this way I load a bag, grab it and go. Used ot box the shells, but that was time consuming and anal.