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I am considering reloading for purposes of recylcing only. No love of reloading. Would just be work. 12 ***** and 20 ***** only. Lead only.

My current line of thinking, after seeing reloading machines on e-bay, is that there must have been a gazillion other idiots who had this same idea, and quit after 300 boxes of shells.

Can you reloaders recommend a used machine that is a workhorse, and can do volume? Don't want a machine that requires a lot of mechanical adjustment. Just want to pull the lever.

How many hours does it take to make 500 boxes of shells (12,500)?

Rick618
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(1/5/03 7:03:07 pm)
Reply Re: Reloading equipment for 500 boxes per annum
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The MEC line is the workhorse, the 600jr is the base model to start from. IF you are going to load one recipe, then it is a one time setup with only the occasional tweak.

It depends on the speed and skill of the reloader and how many checks you make during loading, as well as how prepared you are at having the hulls, wads, and primers set up. I can load about 4-5 boxes per hour at a steady pace, you can double that with a progressive loader.

Sporting Clays Girl
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(1/5/03 9:53:13 pm)
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I have the MEC 9000H works great i can crank out a case in about 30 minutes if i'm really working. They work GRRRRRRRRRRREAT! So if you go for anything go for a MEC!
Fantastic!!
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(3/11/03 1:09:38 pm)
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I wish I had that much money to spend on a hydrolic press.
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MTaylor
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(3/11/03 8:59:22 pm)
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I did 2 cases (500 rounds) today in my spare time on a MEC 600 Jr. 4 cases in a month would be real easy.
 
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