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: Shotgun shell reloader

06-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Looking for reviews on a good shotgun shell reloader, not the basic model and not the cadilac model. The middle of the road model that will do it all.


06-09-2010, 12:03 PM
Check out the MEC grabber, which I belive is the most basic progressive loader you can get. How many shells will you load? That is the big factor.

06-09-2010, 02:43 PM
Do ahead and buy a Dillion. If you don't now you will in the near future. Plus if you get out of shooting they have really good resale value unlike some other brands.

06-09-2010, 05:43 PM
Mec Sizemaster.

Simple, easy to get set up,bullet proof.


Hairy Dawg
06-20-2010, 10:36 AM
Go to and check out the reloading section. I would agree that Dillion is king when it comes to metallic reloading (rifle and pistol), but for shotgun reloading, you want a Mec. A sizemaster will load some very nice shells, but it is a single stage press and can be a little slow compared to a Grabber or 9000 G. The quality of loads are the same, it just depends on how much you want to spend for speed.

06-20-2010, 11:38 AM
MEC 9000G if you plan to load any volume at all.

Buck Mann
06-20-2010, 12:13 PM
The Dillon is supposed to be very nice. I have an older Ponsess-Warren and feel it is more solidly build than the MECs that I've owned. I've heard that the newer Ponsess-Warrens aren't as well made as the older ones, but it would be another brand to check out.