Tag: 12 Gauge

MEC 9000E with Auto-Mate: Loading 12 Gauge in Style

Getting the MEC 9000E with Auto-Mate reminds me of a recent experience involving my Case 580 backhoe, and a shovel. After owning my ~16,000lb 4×4 backhoe with 4×4 and extendahoe, I had to do some digging with a shovel. Let me just say that about 5 minutes into digging with the shovel, I exclaimed out […]

MEC 600 JR Mark V: Loading 20 Gauge Shells

It feels really good to be loading shotshells again. I’ve been so busy with metallic reloading and shooting recently that I haven’t made shotgunning a priority. A recent trip with my brother-in-law skeet shooting has motivated me to get the shotguns out more frequently. I’ve also used up much of my 20 gauge shells taking […]

RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part V: Unloading Powder and Shot

Call me impatient- but I just can’t stand working with machinery that wasn’t designed for workflow, productivity, and maintenance. While working with the RCBS GRAND shotshell press recently I was impressed by some features that make it obvious that RCBS engineers actually use their equipment, and therefore their products to be both easy to use and […]

RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part IV: Full Progressive Shotshell Reloading

In this blog series we’ve worked our way steadily from unboxing all the way to full progressive reloading with the RCBS GRAND 8-station reloading press:  RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part I: Unboxing  RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part II: Mounting and Overview  RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part III: Preparing to Load You are here – let’s […]

RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part III: Preparing to Load

In this series covering the RCBS GRAND, we’ve performed an unboxing, covered mounting and press basics, and in this post will be getting ready for full-progressive shotshell reloading. The first step getting ready to load is to load is to decide on load specifics (data and components). Here’s the basic load that I decided to […]

RCBS Grand Shotshell Loader Part II: Mounting and Overview

In my last RCBS Grand post I performed an unboxing of the RCBS Grand shotshell reloading press. In this post I’ll give an overview of the RCBS grand press. I’ll also talk a bit about the bench system at Ultimate Reloader, and how I mounted the RCBS Grand on a compatible sub-plate. This system has […]

A few Hornady 366 Tips and Tricks: Bench Integration, Primer Shutoff

I’ve been using the Hornady 366 for a while now, and have tweaked a few things and completed some setup tasks that I thought I’d share with you all. Now that I’ve completed these setup work-items, the 366 is running smooth, and operation is super-convenient. UR Reloading Bench Integration I’ve gotten a ton of requests […]

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