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Gary8907

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I'm considering getting into reloading shotshells, because it seems to be getting harder to find a good variety of shotshells for my 20 gauge, in my area. I've just started doing my research and I came across the Lee Load All 2 press. The press, plus the conversion kit that allows going between 12 gauge and 20 gauge shells, is about $75. I reload for my pistols, and rifles, and I've spent a lot of money on reloading equipment for those over several years, but to get my feet wet in shotshell reloading, for that price, seems like a good deal. Does anyone on the forum have any experience with this reloading machine, and what kinds of good, or bad, things have you found with it ?
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Quinn

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I have a Load All 2, and though I don't use it a whole lot, it works just fine, for me. It does look and feel a bit cheesey, but works fine. It is clumsy to empty the shot and powder reservoirs. It's not a MEC, but then again, it's 1/3 the price. For the price, I'd say go for it. If you find you need to upgrade later because you're doing a lot of loading, you're not out that much money.
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Gary8907

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Quinn,     Thanks for the reply. I've decided to go ahead and buy the Load All 2, and even though it's not a "high end" press I'm sure that it will suit my immediate exploratory needs, which will probably be a small number of shells this spring. However, having been down the road of new toys a few times before, I'm sure that I'll expand and upgrade in the near future. Looking forward to experimenting with different loads for my 20 gauge.
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Quinn

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Gary, the Loadall2 will probably work well for you. Lyman puts out a good shot shell manual, as you probably know. Have also heard good things about Ballistic Products 'Advantages Manual', though I don't have one (yet, anyway).
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Gary8907

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Quinn,      Ordered the "Advantages Manual" on your recommendation (one cannot have too many books) so I'll see what I can learn. My favorite rifle caliber is the 6.8SPC, and I've spent an inordinate amount of time, and money, learning all that I can about that rifle, but now I think it's time to branch out to something else, so I've chosen the 20 gauge shotgun, and I'll see how that goes $$$$$$$$.

Thanks again,                            Gary
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