The neat thing about owning a shotgun is that you can reload your own ammunition shells for it. This doesn’t refer to reloading the weapon by putting new shells into the shotgun’s chamber. Shotgun ammunition reloading is when you fill the empty shotshells back up with the elements that make them work such as primer, gunpowder, pellets, wad and so on. Users often want to do this to save money from having to purchase the expensive factory preloaded shells. However, the hardest part for a newbie is learning how to perform the shell reloading process. It requires someone who can give great attention to every minute detail. This will ensure that the ammunition you prepare is safe and reliable for shooting from your shotgun.
The LEE Load All 2 Reloading Press will load your shotgun shells so that they look and feel new when you use them. There is no sense in purchasing factory made shotgun shells for a lot of money when you can just purchase a LEE Load All 2 and turn your home into a shell factory. Then you will be able to reload shotgun shells with this press machine just like factory workers do with their press machines. Loading your own shells is very cost effective and convenient for anyone who shoots shotguns frequently.
MEC stands for Mayville Engineering Company. Ever since 1955, they’ve been designing high quality shotgun shell reloaders for the average shotgun owner to use. Today the brand name is known by almost everyone familiar with shotguns. The MEC Sizemaster is one of the company’s best single stage reloaders available. It has a revolutionary resizing chamber, an automatic primer feed and creates six point and eight point crimps. The crimp starter has automatic rotation and will realign the crimp that originally came from the factory. There is also a flip-flop measure that allows pellet containers and powder to be put in and taken out without any spillage. Whether you are a novice shotgun shell reloader or an expert, the MEC Sizemaster shotgun ammo reloading press is perfect for either person who wants to reload their empty shotgun shells with pellets.
The MEC Sizemaster is best known for being able to resize collets and return the bases into the same quality that originally came out of the factory. It doesn’t matter if the shells have steel heads, brass heads, or a low or high base. The MEC Sizemaster is available for all the most popular shotgun shell gauges such as 12, 16, 28, 20 and 10. Make sure you pick the right Sizemaster to accommodate the gauge you need or else the primer feeder won’t be able to do its job on the machine.
Lee Production Pot IV
Large, deep pot holds approximately 10 pounds of lead. Melt time is less than 20 minutes. Pour spout up front where it belongs so you can see what you’re doing. Infinite heat control. Uses only 500 watts of power during heat-up and a lot less to maintain temperature. Large, stable base for safety. 4″ of clearance under the spout is high enough to accept all brands of bullet molds and most sinker molds. Melter is capable of reaching 900 degrees Fahrenheit.
|You can get Lee Production Pot IV on Brownells|
When melting lead using Lyman Reloading Cast Iron Lead Pot, you need Lee Ingot Mold to make ingots.
Lyman Reloading Cast Iron Lead Pot
A lot of people were scared by the ammo shortages. So they decided to start making their own ammo. Shotgun shell reloading is very easy.
To start casting slugs you need to find lead, melt it, remove junk and make ingots for future use.
If you don’t want to buy lead you can find cheap lead in many places:
1. Old car batteries
2. Wheel weights
3. Scrap yards
4. Shooting range
You will need Lyman Reloading Cast Iron Lead Pot to melt the lead. This cast iron pot has 10 lb. capacity and lets you use any heat source for melting lead. This is very important, especially for those who start casting slugs to be more independent.
Anti-drip pour spout is very convenient. Walls of the Lyman Cast Iron Lead Pot are very thick, it takes some time to make it hot but when you start melting lead it stays hot for a long time.
Lee Lead Ladle is small and handy tool to remove junk from lead.
|Lyman Lead Pot|
|Lee Ingot Mold|
|Lee Lead Ladle|
I am very interested in reloading of shotgun ammunition. My idea is to have all the tools I need to make ammo at home. I want to be able to cast my own slugs and buckshot. I am waiting for Lee Production Pot IV to arrive.
It must be noted first that lead is a toxin and must be handled properly to prevent lead poisoning. Always wear protective gloves, face mask and eye protection when handling molten lead or lead bars.
Received my MTM Mini Digital Reloading Scale for gun powder and bullets. This is very nice scale which I will be using for reloading of shotshells.
This scale is very good and high-quality product. It has a capacity of 1200 grains and measures in grains, grams, carats and ounces to within +/-.1 grain.
Purchased some shotshell reloading supplies. Bought smokeless powder, shotshells with primers and slugs. Will start reloading soon. Need to buy several more tools and some other shotshell components.
Can’t wait to start reloading!
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