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Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by DaneA, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. DaneA


    Mar 7, 2011
    I don't know squat about reloading but I have the chance to make a trade for this equipment:
    Is this stuff any good? I want to reload primarily .45 and 9mm. Maybe some SD 12 gauge at some point.
    I'm looking at trading a like new paslode nailer for it all.
  2. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

    Aug 8, 1999
    Great Southwest
    I think offerings like this are only good deals IF you have a use for every single piece of the pie. Otherwise, it's just clutter in your life.

    Look for a good, used MEC 600 jr. in the gauge you want and buy your own components according to the loading manual you are following. You cannot mix and match components with shotshells like you can with cartridge rounds. You must adhere to laboratory tested combinations of primer, hull, wad, and powder.

    I say stay away from this deal.

  3. unclebob


    Oct 14, 2000
    Mary Esther FL
    Unless you are into trap, skeet, etc. you are better off just buying your shotgun ammo.
  4. PCJim

    PCJim Senior Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    The reloading equipment that you have quoted is equipment that will load exclusively shotgun shells. It will NOT reload 45 or 9mm ammo.

    Keep looking for the right equipment. In the meantime, start your required reading so that you will be somewhat up to speed on both the equipment and the procedures required. The stickies at the top of this forum are excellent and will help you a lot.
  5. SBray


    May 5, 2012
    Loomis, California
    I don't know what you would do with # 2 and # 4 shot since many areas now outlaw lead for hunting over water. #9 shot is generally only used for skeet. The 761 reloaders are ok for someone that doesn't shoot that much. I personally would look for a Mec Grabber 8567. It has better features and is worth low production shotgun shell reloading.

  6. #2 and #4 shot could be used for turkey hunting.

    The used mec 761 presses are worth about $150, the third press he describes is probably a mec 600 Jr, would be worth $75 but he says missing parts, so probably less.

    Depending on what model nail gun you probably paid $250-$350 for it.

    You might be able to make the trade, sell the presses and make a few bucks.

    Don't know if it is worth the hassle though.

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