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Old March 13, 2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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I need a used 28ga reloader!

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???
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Old March 13, 2009, 10:18 PM   #2
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Have you looked at Lee reloaders?
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Old March 13, 2009, 11:32 PM   #3
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You might check with the maker of your reloader to see if they offer a set of 28 gauage dies for it.
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Old March 13, 2009, 11:47 PM   #4
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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
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Old March 14, 2009, 12:07 AM   #5
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I hate to say this but I have never seen a 28 gauge loader for sale.
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Old March 14, 2009, 07:15 AM   #6
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I would check ebay, gunbroker, or see if there are any signs hung at the local club.
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Old March 14, 2009, 11:12 AM   #7
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trapshooters.com, shotgunworld.com are good places also.
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Old March 14, 2009, 12:32 PM   #8
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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, 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.
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Old March 15, 2009, 11:42 PM   #9
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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.
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Old March 16, 2009, 01:13 PM   #10
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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.
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Old March 16, 2009, 02:01 PM   #11
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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
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Old March 16, 2009, 03:24 PM   #12
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Mec doesn't sell or make conversion kits for their progressive reloaders.

They are all gague specific.
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Old March 16, 2009, 05:23 PM   #13
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But they DO make them for their single stage presses.....
I would still check out gun forum want-ads, and other sale lists
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Old March 16, 2009, 07:00 PM   #14
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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.
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Old March 16, 2009, 09:40 PM   #15
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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.
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Old March 17, 2009, 10:24 AM   #16
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I use Recob's Target Shop for my reloaders, wads by the case, etc. They're good folks.
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Old March 17, 2009, 12:55 PM   #17
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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.
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