OK so I've decided it's time for me to start reloading my own shotgun shells as both the wife and I are shooting more matches every year. I've been doing some research but since I'm new to shotgun reloading I thought I would start here and get some advice from people that have been doing this for a while. I have many questions....
1 - What press is good for reloading 12 gauge without breaking the bank? Between the two of us we probably shoot about 6 cases of shells a year.
2 - What is the best shot size for our sport? I currently use 7.5.
3 - What powder do you use? Do you load at the minimum end of the load specs?
4 - What shell cases hold up best to reloading - how many times can you reload them?
5 - Does the wad choice matter much? As long as the size is correct, is one better than the other for our sport?
6 - Does the primer brand matter or is any 209 acceptable?
Finally, what are some good places to purchase the above supplies?
Thanks for any input you have!!