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Mec Reloader Crimp Starter Spindex Kit (12 Ga 6 & 8 Point NIB)
Mec Reloader Crimp Starter Spindex Kit (12 Ga 6 & 8 Point NIB)
   $12.39
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MEC 600 JR 12 GUAGE SHOTSHELL RELOADER PRESS w/ UNIVERSAL CHARGE BAR
MEC 600 JR 12 GUAGE SHOTSHELL RELOADER PRESS w/ UNIVERSAL CHARGE BAR
   $155.00
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Mec  Reloader 12 Ga. Wad Guide Finger (NIB)
Mec Reloader 12 Ga. Wad Guide Finger (NIB)
   $5.98
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MEC 600 JR 10 & 12 GAUGE RELOADER SHOTGUN SHELL DIE KIT CHARGE BAR BUSHINGS
MEC 600 JR 10 & 12 GAUGE RELOADER SHOTGUN SHELL DIE KIT CHARGE BAR BUSHINGS
   $199.95
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Mec 650 12 ga. progressive shotshell reloader  2 3/4 and 3 inch Refurbished "85"
Mec 650 12 ga. progressive shotshell reloader 2 3/4 and 3 inch Refurbished "85"
   $200.00
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Mec 600 JR 12 Gauge Shotgun Reloader With 2 Bars Wad Guides
Mec 600 JR 12 Gauge Shotgun Reloader With 2 Bars Wad Guides
   $61.00
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New MEC Wad Finger - 12 Gauge - Z453P12
New MEC Wad Finger - 12 Gauge - Z453P12
   $5.59
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MEC 12 INCH SHOT, POWDER BOTTLE
MEC 12 INCH SHOT, POWDER BOTTLE
   $12.99
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MEC E-Z PAK 12 GUAGE SHOTSHELL PACKER
MEC E-Z PAK 12 GUAGE SHOTSHELL PACKER
   $21.00
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MEC  versa-mec 12 gauge reloader
MEC versa-mec 12 gauge reloader
   $100.00
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MEC  500  Progressive Press - 12 Gauge - This One Is A Classic
MEC 500 Progressive Press - 12 Gauge - This One Is A Classic
   $82.00
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Mec Reloader Primer Seat  Assembly 12Ga.  (progressive) New In Package
Mec Reloader Primer Seat Assembly 12Ga. (progressive) New In Package
   $14.49
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MEC Wad Guide Fingers 12 Gauge for MEC 600 Jr Pre-1982, 700
MEC Wad Guide Fingers 12 Gauge for MEC 600 Jr Pre-1982, 700
   $4.49
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Mec 12 gauge spindex star Crimp SIX point 8439126 NIP
Mec 12 gauge spindex star Crimp SIX point 8439126 NIP
   $5.25
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12 ga 2 MEC CHARGE BAR, CHARGEBAR, FOR SINGLE STAGE RELOADERS
12 ga 2 MEC CHARGE BAR, CHARGEBAR, FOR SINGLE STAGE RELOADERS
   $9.25
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Reloading Advice

k*vt said: Myself and a few others were thinking about getting into reloading for our pistols of .40 SW and .45ACP but we really wanted to find out if it was worth it. We found a Dillon 550B for about $600 used with the conversion kits and more. From what I have experienced so far it's about $20 roughly for a box of 50 of the .40SW. I've been shooting about 300-400 rounds at the range each visit which is nearly every weekend so it gets rather pricey. Would reloading save me money or not ?

R*jamB21 said: Not really / Depends / Multiple Choices / Not one answer is always rightR:d:Yes /

l*ster said: Yes, it would save you money. Especially if you buy a cheaper loader.

k*vt said: Yes and all the bullets and brass and primers and powder can be had in bulk for reasonable prices it seems. Basically the seller tells me I could reload that same day after buying the Dillon with all the extras for under $700. And a used Dillon is as good as a new Dillon is what he is saying.

l*ster said: ^^^ Yup, Dillon's good stuff, I've just never been able to afford it, so I went with Lee products. Have fun.

G*trek said: When I priced everything out locally to argue with Kevin, Reloading wasn't much cheaper. When i crossed the border and figured I was calculating the powder cost wrong it got cheaper :)

f*sherking said: Let us know what is included in the deal.....and if there is anything missing we will let you know.Is it cheaper to reload verus buying store ammo?YES

k*vt said: Well with 5 guys and it makes about 500 rounds an hour I hear, the price seems better.

tjh*ile said: Assuming that you shoot an average of 350 rounds per range session and you cut your costs in half by shooting reloads instead of factory ammo, you will be saving about $70 per range trip at the prices you quote. If you can pick up a used Dillon 550 with the accessories you need (dies, toolheads, and conversion kits) for $600, you will be ahead of the game after nine range trips. The 550 is definitely appropriate for your needs. Don't get a lower capacity press; you will find reloading very time consuming if you do. If you only plan on loading .40 and .45 on the press, you might even want to consider a 650 with a case feeder. The initial cost and therefore the payback period is higher, but you will be able to spend less time loading ammo. I only recommend the 650 over the 550 if the following apply: 1. You plan on using a case feeder- this is where auto indexing is a real benefit. 2. You plan on loading large quantities of ammo in a small number of calibres- 650 toolheads and conversion kits are much more expensive than those for the 550.

*asyrider604 said: Grab the Dillon before somebody else does. In my area, Greater Vancouver, commercial reloads are $15 for 50round/box of 40 cal and $18 for 50rd/box of 45 acp. Component cost (primer, powder and heads) for 40 cal is approx $8-9 per 50rd box, $9-10 per 50rd box. Lots of free 40 cal range brass at my club. 45acp is scarce at the range, but you could buy them off the EE at about 10 cents each. Since there are 5 of you, your share for the Dillon 550B is only $120+- or so if the rig is complete (for additional equipment you will need a tumbler, bullet puller, powder scale at the very least if you wish to produce safe and clean ammo). Another $150 or so. Divided by 5, that is peanuts. Dillon has a lifetime warranty, no questions asked. I used to load 400 rds per hour but that was hustling. Never rush reloading chores...not a good idea. Read reloading manuals and more threads in CGN and others. Slow but sure, if you want to retain use of your hands and eyes for the rest of your life. No alcohol while reloading, as well. Do the math and you, as individuals can recover your share of the Dillon in weeks. Cast your own bullets and you will be hitting yourself on the head for not thinking of this sooner.

B*arClan said: The cost saving's increase the more you often you reuse your brass (the most expensive reload component). As an example, if I reuse my brass 5 times, the cost of a box of 20 rds is $34/box (180 gr Barnes TSX); for factory ammon, the cost is $63. I got an EXCEL sheet that calculates the cost savings of reloading vs factory (a person on another site kindly shared it with members of that forum). PM me if you are interested in getting a copy of it.

s*nray said: Reloading most assuredly saves money on handgun ammo. Also means the endless search for the best price goes away. Mind you, if you're planning on using jacketed bullets, the cost saving drops. "...When I crossed the border..." If that's the U.S. border, exporting components, including powder, without their permit, is illegal. The U.S. Homeland Security types are known for doing random spot checks on outgoing Canadian vehicles too. All it takes is getting caught once to be denied entry Stateside, forever.

Br*aker61 said: I reload 40 cal for about $10.00 a box, 9mm is about $6-7 a box. This is using plated bullets, Aim, Frontier, Cam-Pro their all good, and purchasing powder and primers in bulk.

j*e-nwt said: Yes, it would save you money. Especially if you buy a cheaper loader. A better quality loader just takes a bit longer to pay off.;)