24hourcampfire.com
24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,203
Campfire Tracker
Online Content
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,203
I bought a Load all back in the late 70s If I remember right. The 600 jr my brother and I had been using since the mid 60s moved away with him when he got married. It worked, but was not as impressed with it as the MEC. Since then I've gotten a 12 ga 600 jr, added a primer feed, gotten the 20 ga early mec back and a few years ago added a 16 ga Sizemaster. Sure wish I had sizemasters in 12 and 20. The Lee hasn't been used in years.

BP-B2

Joined: May 2017
Posts: 1,046
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 1,046
I just got tooled up to load shotgun as a good friend gave me 70 # of shot. He also gave me a 12 ga Load All 2, I bought a 16 and 20. If you read the instructions and watch a YouTube video or two, they work just fine. The problem with shotgun reloading is finding info on the hull.once you research the hull and what wads they need, it’s smooth sailing.

Todd

Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,634
Campfire Ranger
Offline
Campfire Ranger
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 15,634
I have one and it does everything I need it to do for now. I'm about to go and dig up some wads for a box of heavy hitter ptarmiganators I'm going to load.



Originally Posted by chesterwy
I load about a thousand twelve gauge shells a year on mine. It does fine, it’s a squeaky summbitch though.


A little Break-Free on the main spring and press handle contact points will hush it right up.


[Linked Image from i.pinimg.com]

Z
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,792
1
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
1
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,792
there's a tube video that shows the correct way to line up the hull for both 6 and 8 segment crimps. When you do it the way he shows ,the crimps turn out pretty good

Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 4,779
H
Campfire Tracker
Online Content
Campfire Tracker
H
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 4,779
I have a 12 and 20 Lee Load all. Used to load all my shotgun ammo with them. They worked ok if you used high quality hulls that recrimped well.

IC B2

Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 57
G
Campfire Greenhorn
Offline
Campfire Greenhorn
G
Joined: Oct 2021
Posts: 57
I load about 1k rounds annually on my load all. It works for the job. I would suggest taking good notes as you begin your journey. It takes a while to find the right bushing setup so if you have that noted it will be much easier. As others have stated, crimps depend on your payload. There’s a sweet spot for a great crimp. I’ve found that a small piece of dowel or a nut on the last stage can help make a better crimp. I modified mine for 2-1/2” 16 gauge loads, cutting 1-4” off the last station.


-Life's too short to hunt with an ugly gun-
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin 

Link Copied to Clipboard
YB23

Who's Online Now
635 members (007FJ, 1Longbow, 17CalFan, 160user, 21, 10ring1, 47 invisible), 1,811 guests, and 1,166 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums80
Topics1,183,013
Posts18,313,602
Members73,670
Most Online11,491
Jul 7th, 2023


 







Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2024 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.099s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8193 MB (Peak: 0.8845 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2024-02-28 13:54:27 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS