Trapshooters.com Home Page

Back to the Trap Discussion Web

9000E vs Spolar Gold

Most Recent Posts Last

Jump to First Post

Display Deleted Messages

Posted By Posted Date/Time
whiz white 26-Nov-10 - 08:08 PM ET
perga1 26-Nov-10 - 08:06 PM ET
oleolliedawg 26-Nov-10 - 04:41 PM ET
amerrycan 26-Nov-10 - 03:08 PM ET
snowbird trap shooter 26-Nov-10 - 03:06 PM ET
amerrycan 26-Nov-10 - 02:02 PM ET
Didreckson 26-Nov-10 - 01:59 PM ET
chipking 26-Nov-10 - 01:47 PM ET
timb99 26-Nov-10 - 12:07 PM ET
calkidd 26-Nov-10 - 11:28 AM ET
staynumz 26-Nov-10 - 11:15 AM ET
chipking 26-Nov-10 - 10:37 AM ET
trinketshooter 26-Nov-10 - 10:27 AM ET
dverna 26-Nov-10 - 10:11 AM ET
j2jake 26-Nov-10 - 09:51 AM ET
njwoodworker 26-Nov-10 - 09:47 AM ET
Allen-MX8 26-Nov-10 - 08:47 AM ET
skeeljc 26-Nov-10 - 08:31 AM ET
cubancigar2000 26-Nov-10 - 06:50 AM ET
j2jake 26-Nov-10 - 06:40 AM ET
timb99 26-Nov-10 - 05:22 AM ET


Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: whiz white
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 08:08 PM ET
Website Address: http://www.swsupply.com

The 900 is not a current model, but it's off-spring is the Platinum 2000. I'd recommend an 800 Plus, and stay away fro them older 900/950 and the 800B/C/CVT machines.

If you buy something, but new, then you know what you are getting.

The Spolar is nice to. I have both, but there is a price consideration.

Whiz
P/W Distributor/Exporter

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: perga1
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 08:06 PM ET
Website Address:

The first time saw a Spolar I thought someone saw a P-w and made some changes. painted it Gold and added $1,000K for snob factor. I have since had many Spolar owners tell me how great they are but I don't see the added value over the new P-W 800+. JRM

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: oleolliedawg
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 04:41 PM ET
Website Address:

Send all those $600 Spolars my way!!

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: amerrycan
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 03:08 PM ET
Website Address:

IMOP Dillon gives you both!

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: snowbird trap shooter
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 03:06 PM ET
Website Address:

Do you want the best or the best for the money?

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: amerrycan
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 02:02 PM ET
Website Address:

For the Money I would much rather use my Dillon SL900. Faster and Dilion has killer suport. But what do I know:)

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: Didreckson
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 01:59 PM ET
Website Address:

timb99,

I have loaded on grabber, 9000G (added first gen automate), P/W 800+ (manual, electric and hydraulic) and now Spolar w/hydraulic, I have a pretty good idea on the popular reloaders.

If $ are any concern at all, get the Mec and enjoy the unit. It will reload a shell that fires just as good as any. If $ are not an issue and you won't miss them, by all means purchase the Spolar, hydraulic and desk they market to me is optional. WW Graingers and McMaster Carr both carry very HD work benches that will get it done.

Both Mec and Spolar have first class service. My experience with P/W was questionable, but Whiz without exception saves P/W. Without him, you would feel like a man without a home.

Just my opinion. Mec will turn out a good shell and you will save significant $.

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: chipking
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 01:47 PM ET
Website Address:

Yep P/W Autodrive great product and with a 366 a very good setup. $800 - $850 I think and what you would end up with IMHO would be superior to the MEC with Automate.

--- Chip King ---

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: timb99
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 12:07 PM ET
Website Address:

Didn't know there was an electric drive option for the Hornady 366!?!?!

Hmmmm

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: calkidd
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 11:28 AM ET
Website Address:

Tim as you can see the opinions vary and will continue to do so. Unlike the one post where he loads 20k-30k rounds per year I cannot see spending that kind of money on a reloader. If money was an object, which it is in your case, I would rather look for a used MEC 9000E or 9000H and then use the extra money on reloading supplies, ore better yet money down on a nice trap gun.

Honestly, if money is an object why even consider a Spolar? It would make more sense to me to decide between a P/W or MEC rather than a Spolar. Try to look for a used Spolar, you're not going to find one and if you do it will probably have already been sold. Don't get me wrong, there is no reloader like a Spolar, but for the amount of reloading I do it is not worth spending the money.

Like it has been said why not just opt for the automatic add on for your Hornady?

Bryan

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: staynumz
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 11:15 AM ET
Website Address:

While the spolar and PW's look sweet and I am sure operate just as nice as they look. I was wondering if most of you guys are only loading 12ga? And if it would make a difference in your reloader choice if you were reloading sub guage? It sure is nice just pulling a cover off, tilt the primer tray and pick right up where you left off last time.

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: chipking
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 10:37 AM ET
Website Address:

Buy the Spolar and put it on the P/W Auto-drive electric drive made for it. Best of both worlds!! Best loader bar none and best drive. As a plus no stinking, leaky, over heated, screaming hydraulic unit. Total retail is about $2500 I believe. Choice of hand operated toggle (my favorite) or foot pedal. The Automates that I have used on MEC and P/W were OK but elevate the loader about 6 inches, have a huge footprint on your bench and allow the units to wobble during use because the metal housing is not thick enough or reinforced plus the two button electronics can and will lose it's mind from time to time causing some very interesting side effects. Just sit back and enjoy 60 plus pounds of dancing PW 900 and Automate II that are NOT bolted to the bench.

My second choice would be the P/W with Auto-drive shown above.

--- Chip King ---

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: trinketshooter
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 10:27 AM ET
Website Address:

If price is an option, the MEC would be my choice. You could download the reload calculator from this site to see how many thousand reloads it would take to pay for either brand. Then decide which would be the better option for you. I have four MEC 9000G's(12,20,28, and .410) and have found them to be vertually trouble free. Each unit has payed for itself several times over. I would like to have an Automate for each one. If you are not handy enough to make the simple adjustments required to keep a MEC running smoothly with the various hull/wad/powder combinations, you probably won't fare much better with the mechanical marvel that is Spolar. The folks at MEC are great to deal with if you need parts or assistance with one of their machines. If I had the approximately $4000+ dollars just laying around calling out to me, "spend me, spend me", that it would take to buy the Spolar and all the accessories for the four gauges that I reload, I would probably only do it for the "see what I got" factor. Neil

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: dverna
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 10:11 AM ET
Website Address:

Look at it as a lifetime investment and the answer will be obvious.

Either machine will sell easily if you decide to stop reloading. You will "lose" $350 on the MEC and $1000 on the Spolar. So you "premium" is $650 to use the best.

If you never sell it, the money invested is well spent.

Also, you can quickly convert the Spolar to other gauges.

The man with 3 MEC's may be happy - but he may not know any better.

But really, any machine will produce shells that go bang. For many that is all that is needed. You buy a Spolar for trouble free operation over years of use and 100's of thousands of rounds.

Don Verna

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: j2jake
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 09:51 AM ET
Website Address:

APRICE, has seen and used both, thanks Jake

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: njwoodworker
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 09:47 AM ET
Website Address:

Why don't you just add an electric drive to your 366 and keep from stroking. PW has a specific model for the 366 that works great. It's on their website with a video. I took that route earlier this year and have loaded about 10K remington hulls with all sorts of primer / wad combinations and no problems. I posted pics here earlier this year that you can find with the search feature. Dan Gill 908-448-6820

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: Allen-MX8
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 08:47 AM ET
Website Address:

I have loaded 45,900 shells on my MEC 9000G with no problems related to the machine.

No experience with the auto-mate.

Allen

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: skeeljc
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 08:31 AM ET
Website Address:

Here is another for your consideration.

The Ponsness/Warren 800 Plus with Auto-Drive. Only $1650.

Jim Skeel P/W Dealer/Distributor

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: cubancigar2000
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 06:50 AM ET
Website Address:

APrice - I have a question. I have a PW P2000 and have never had a wad catch on the wad ram. I replaced one set of fingers in 9 years??? If I was to feel the need to upgrade & buy another loader, it would be a Spolar. The Mec to me is built like a toy

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: j2jake
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 06:40 AM ET
Website Address:

I use a Mec 9000 with the Automate II, it is faster than the Mec version as it frees the hands to pick up hulls and wads while the machine is cycling. One thing the Mec will do that the spolar will not is resize hulls. Some say that is no problem some say it is. I have friends that have the Spolar and as far as boo boos I think we run about the same. I have 3 9000s and have been trying to wear one out before using the other. I have not been sucessful as yet. I do find the constant pump noise of the Spolar annoying as I do with the Mec hydro pump. I have considered changing but then reality sets in and I purchase reloading supplies and continue reloading. I'm sure you will be haapy with either, for me Mec is the deal. Jake

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

Subject: 9000E vs Spolar Gold
From: timb99
Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 - 05:22 AM ET
Website Address:

OK, for the sake of stirring the pot:

When I come back to the USA in a couple of years, I plan to get an automated reloader.

I've been using a Hornady 366 for several years, and it has served me well.

But now I'm looking for something automatic.

9000E with the Automate for about $1000 retail?

Or the Spolar Gold Hydraulic for about $3000 retail?

Or something else???

Money IS an object, but I'm willing to spring for the expensive machine if I can be convinced its really worth it.

Opinions welcome!

Head butts, elbowing, eye gouging, and foot stomping encouraged!

Email a link to this post - Email a link to this thread

The owners, administrators and moderators of the Trapshooters.com have no obligation to keep objectionable messages off this forum. It is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners, administrators or moderators of Trapshooters.com Discussion Forum will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners, administrators and moderators of the Trapshooters.com Discussion Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason at our sole discretion. However, the owners, administrators and moderators are not monitoring or editing the site and are under no obligation to police it for items that some persons may find objectionable.

[ Back ]

To Register for full access to reply and create threads Click Here!
To Login to the discussion web Click Here!
To report problems with this site email email us