I have two 9-13's (one with the canting device, other rigid) and one 13-27 canting device. I thought that the taller one would be handy when I have to position myself in a bean field or a swamp while doing drives. Honestly anything over the 13 gets pretty hard to steady the butt of the rifle. I've tried using a monopod as an aditional steady stick, but long shots have to be made low to the ground (at least for me ;) ). I like the 9-13 model very much.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try