Not your typical Load-All - Load All Junior

The Load-All shot shell loader for the 12, 16, & 20 gauge.

Re: Not your typical Load-All - Load All Junior

Postby Fyodor » 11 Jul 2019 00

Nice little press. I also never saw one in real life. But shotshell reloading isn't that common in Germany anyway.

The Load Fast I find very interesting too, didn't even know it existed.
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Re: Not your typical Load-All - Load All Junior

Postby AlaskanGuy » 12 Jul 2019 23

i installed those same dowel setups on my loadall's.. very handy to keep track of the sizer... isnt it the exact same sizer that is on the loadall 1 and II?? if so they are available from lee.. i lost one once and they sent me one for free..

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Re: Not your typical Load-All - Load All Junior

Postby Ranch Dog » 13 Jul 2019 05

AlaskanGuy wrote:i installed those same dowel setups on my loadall's.. very handy to keep track of the sizer... isnt it the exact same sizer that is on the loadall 1 and II?? if so they are available from lee.. i lost one once and they sent me one for free.

The Load-All and Load-All II should have the same ring, but the Junior has a very thin ring (in that the press is smaller) and it is not available anymore.
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Re: Not your typical Load-All - Load All Junior

Postby Ranch Dog » 29 Jul 2019 05

Here is an update on the Junior.

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The Safety Disk isn't going to be sitting beside it. I didn't think it through; the disk cavities are designed to deliver pistol charges. Nothing near what a shotgun uses, even double disked. My charge of BlueDot is 3.65 cc. Not a problem as there is a Deluxe Perfect Powder Measure on the bench with the Junior.

The Junior is a neat little press that was intended to replace the Loaders at the same price point. The Loaders are work to manufacture; the Junior isn't. It's too bad that they weren't popular or offered in anything other than 12 Gauge. The one thing it does that the Loaders don't is sizing. There is a leverage limit, sizing places a lot of pressure on the synthetic tool head and base. Lubing the hull's brass, I used Imperial Wax but switched to petroleum jelly as it is easier to keep it on your fingers, made a difference in the pressure placed on the press. Still, it is a lot. I will check to see if sizing is even needed. Hardly any pressure was placed on the lever when I ran the press as a decapper.

The tool head also torques in the two crimping stages as it is a loose fit so that it can slide vertically up and down the vertical square tube. The side supported lever on the Load-All II eliminates this as much as possible, but having an uneven final crimp with one center side of the hull lower than then outside is real. It took a second to correct by placing a gas seal of appropriate height in the priming chamber to keep the press level.

With the above noted, kept in mind or corrected, I had no problems running both new and once shot hulls through the Junior.

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