Picked up a good used one when Rosey and I stopped at an estate sale yesterday along with a a mess of other reloading stuff, ammunition, brass and firearm parts jammed higgledy-piggledy into cardboard boxes and cat litter buckets (one of those deals where I couldn't really afford to buy it but couldn't afford to pass it up). It was dirty, so I had to clean it up when I got home to be certain what it was. The 8567 is still current production with MEC and parts are available.
Anyway, I've never reloaded shotshells before and I was wondering if anyone out there can give me some pointers. In the past, I've given some thought to reloading 12 Gauge slugs (the only thing I'm really short on after years of buying factory birdshot and buckshot on sale in small amounts as I could afford it), but this machine looks to me to be strictly for reloading shot of various sizes not slugs. Is that correct? In one of the cardboard boxes of miscellaneous stuff were 2000 12 Gauge plastic wads, and I've probably accumulated that many high brass shotshell hulls from my range harvests over the years (waste not, want not). Someone else scarfed up the bags of shot, but then, as I said, I have neither the inclination nor the time to get into reloading birdshot, although for what I paid for the whole deal it is worth keeping the machine should Matt or the girls ever get seriously into skeet or trap.
Guidance? Any parts that are high wear that ought to be procured in advance if I choose to store it for if, as and when?