Re: Universal shot shell press
I think you'll find having a second press is the best way to go, changing dies (and realignment) can be a pain. I have a number of presses that I use for various loading situations (some in the same guage).
If your looking for a nice used 12 ga press for around $60.00, look for a Pacific 155 on Ebay, they are about the equivilant of a Mec 600 or Sizemaster, they also use current 366 Hornady bushing's and produce pretty good shells.
I currently use a MEC Sizemaster, 600 Jr, 2 Dietmeyer 300's, a Pacific DL 155, and a Hornady 366, all producing factory quality shells.
Shot for $2.00 a pound seems a little high, $1.35 is about average today, when I started shotshell loading, 22 cents a pound was the going rate.