Ran a full lot today....I'm going to be sore tomorrow. For those wondering if you should move up to the Mec9000 to get the auto indexing... DO IT. For those wondering if you should move up to the electric auto base.... DO IT. My heads a blur, and all Im thinking is "primer drop, hull, wad, pull.....primer drop, hull, wad, pull......primer drop, hull, wad, pull"
Loaded 500 20 gauge, 3/4oz, 8shot. Averaged 250/hr or just over 4 / minute. Sounds kinda slow, but that includes refilling primers, shot, and powder 3 times with taking a break, cleaning up the occasional #&%@-*$!, and marking / checking shells. Peak speed was probably 8 - 10 shells per minute. Only think I got 3 bad (unshootable) shells out of the group. 1 buckled case, and 2 others where the finishing die smooshed the top of the case, so its probably too large to fit in the chamber.
Interesting fact. A 5 gallon bucket holds roughly 500 fired 20 gauge hulls, and conversely will hold around 650 loaded shells.