MEC Grabber Press
I've never needed a super duper
shotshell reloading press. For the last 30 years, my opportunities to shoot shotguns have been limited so
that I was able to do real well using a basic MEC Model 700 press. After getting introduced to Sporting Clays, it was
a different matter. I found that it was a struggle to produce enough shells to attend very many of these events.
If I was going to participate in Sporting Clays, I needed a press that could knock out shells in a hurry.
Over the years, I've helped friends set up complicated progressive presses that were able to reload
shotshells very quickly. However, most of these presses had some sort of annoying design problem. The
progressive presses that I've encountered needed constant station adjustments in order to keep producing top quality
ammo. These frequent adjustments required stopping and restarting during multiple operations. This
usually caused those presses to become what I call "carpet loaders".