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don 1988
March 13, 2009, 10:14 PM
My kids are trying to put me in the poor house. They love to shoot their 28 but the shells are not cheap to say the least. I have acess to a 12 and 20 ga reloaders but really need a 28 for myself. I dont have the $ for a new one. Any ideas???

ar15chase
March 13, 2009, 10:18 PM
Have you looked at Lee reloaders?

olddrum1
March 13, 2009, 11:32 PM
You might check with the maker of your reloader to see if they offer a set of 28 gauage dies for it.

1911 Shooter
March 13, 2009, 11:47 PM
28 ga shooting requires a reloader , man cannot keep buying 28 shells. buy the win HS for longer hull life, & get a used Sizemaster for 125ish. then set it up & let them youngins go to work with the loader, keep them out of trouble. best

olddrum1
March 14, 2009, 12:07 AM
I hate to say this but I have never seen a 28 gauge loader for sale.

dalecooper51
March 14, 2009, 07:15 AM
I would check ebay, gunbroker, or see if there are any signs hung at the local club.

1911 Shooter
March 14, 2009, 11:12 AM
trapshooters.com, shotgunworld.com are good places also.

zippy13
March 14, 2009, 12:32 PM
Greetings don 1988, and welcome aboard.

I've been reloading 28-ga's for 20+ years. The vast majority of competitive Skeet shooters reload 28-ga, as well as 12, 20 and .410.

Check out MEC (http://www.mecreloaders.com/), their entire line of reloaders is available in 28-gauge. If you don't want to buy new, check out the bulletin board of a gun club where NSSA Skeet is shot.

olddrum1
March 15, 2009, 11:42 PM
Man, do not ever put a post on here with like Trapshooters.com. I spent three hours looking up Perazzi and Beretta shotguns. Getting ready to go back and look some more.

BigJimP
March 16, 2009, 01:13 PM
I reload 12, 20, 28 and .410 / and I use all MEC loaders.

Look around for a good used MEC - but you better know what you're looking at or it might be junk. There are a lot of loaders out there that are used and abused ( guys that don't clean them, etc ).

In the MEC lineup of loaders, I would probably recommend the Grabber model - as their lower end progressive machine. You have to manually rotate the base - but its a little cheaper than the 9000 G or H series.

oneounceload
March 16, 2009, 02:01 PM
I converted a MEC Jr. from 12 to 28 with an old kit from a hardware store they had in the back for years. My loads work well in my 1100 and my SKB. A nice single stage, and teach your kids how to do it, should be relatively inexpensive if you get a used press and/or a conversion kit

BigJimP
March 16, 2009, 03:24 PM
Mec doesn't sell or make conversion kits for their progressive reloaders.

They are all gague specific.

oneounceload
March 16, 2009, 05:23 PM
But they DO make them for their single stage presses.....
I would still check out gun forum want-ads, and other sale lists

mwar410
March 16, 2009, 07:00 PM
good luck I've seen grown men fist fight over 28 ga. hulls. I can't imagine used reloaders.:):):) try a new single stage mec. they are reasonable. Bigjim mentioned a place once, and I use Gamameil (I think that's how it spelled) they have the same prices.

olddrum1
March 16, 2009, 09:40 PM
You might try googling Graf and Sons in Mexico Missouri. They handle almost everything you could think of and if they do not have it usally they can find it.

BigJimP
March 17, 2009, 10:24 AM
I use Recob's Target Shop for my reloaders, wads by the case, etc. They're good folks.

dalecooper51
March 17, 2009, 12:55 PM
I use Recob's Target Shop for my reloaders, wads by the case, etc. They're good folks.


Just received a case of Orange Duster wads from them yesterday. Nice people.