Tag: 12 Gauge

Tricking out the MEC 100E ATA Target Thrower

Every time I pull out the MEC 100E ATA to shoot clays I think to myself: “I’ve got to do this more often!”. And now that I’ve gotten the 100E ATA all tricked-out and fine tuned, I can do that a lot more easily! Let me share with you the upgrades that I’ve performed, and […]

Winner Announcement: Precision Reloading MEC Sizemaster Giveaway

Hello everyone! The MEC Sizemaster Summer Giveaway (which you can read about HERE) has ended, and I have some exciting news: the winner of this giveaway! Congrats Scott! A big congratulations to the winner of this give-away: Scott Hoge of Lancaster California. Here we see Scott with his companion: Max the yellow lab :). We […]

Enter To Win a Complete MEC Sizemaster 12 Gauge Reloading Outfit

OK everyone, it’s GIVE-AWAY TIME! I just started loading with the MEC Sizemaster (see my post here) and absolutely love this shotshell press. So I have teamed up with Precision Reloading and MEC Shooting Sports to put together a complete 12 MEC Sizemaster reloading outfit with pretty much everything you’ll need to start reloading shotshells. […]

MEC Sizemaster: Unboxing, Overview, Loading 12 Gauge Shells

I can recall using my MEC 600 Jr. Mark V, and thinking to myself- it would be nice if this press had a priming system built in… Fast forward to today, and I found what I was looking for with the MEC Sizemaster. It also has a powerful collet sizing system which reminds me of […]

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 […]

Video: Hornady 366 Shotshell Press Loading 12 Gauge

In this video I show loading 12 gauge previously fired shells and give you a few setup tips. The Hornady 366 press has a total of 8 primary stations, and a 9th station to the side for full-length sizing. There’s a *lot* to keep track of when loading shotshell, and I’m hoping that the video […]

Video: Hornady 366 Shotshell Press Overview

In this video, I give an overview of the Hornady 366 8-station progressive shotshell reloading press. You’ll see the press up close and personal, and also learn what each of the stations are used for. This is a very cool piece of machinery, and I’m looking forward to demonstrating 12 gauge and 20 gauge reloading […]

Hornady 366 Shotshell Press – Unboxing

I’m excited to formally kick off shotshell reloading content here on Ultimate Reloader! In this first post, I’ll walk through the unboxing of a Hornady 366 shotshell reloading press. In the included video you’ll experience this unboxing experience along with me for the first time. The Hornady 366 shotshell reloading press was actually introduced as […]




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