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1 1/8 oz mec charge bars

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by leftex, Nov 20, 2010.

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  1. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    I've accumulated several of these over the years. I've converted a couple of them to throw lighter charges by making aluminum bushings and pressing them in but I no longer have ready access to a lathe. Anybody have any slick way to permanently decrease the volume of these?
     
  2. rebelpenn

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    Fashion a bushing from a 20 gauge hull. I have done it for years with no problems. 5 minutes.

    Bill
     
  3. OldGoat

    OldGoat Well-Known Member

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    My charge bars throw about 10 - 15 pellets (7.5s) short of a full 1 1/8 load...so I have been whittling on the shot cavity with a small rat-tail file to slowly (painstakingly slow method) to open it up to throw a full 1 1/8 charge. Probably a waste of time...10 pellets aren't much compared to the full amount of shot. Best Regards, Ed
     
  4. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    I'd like to turn these into 7/8 or 1 oz.
     
  5. brewmaster

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    I have used drywall joint compound to reduce a charge bar. It is messy when it is sanded down. If you do this, very little sanding produces a big change. I have not used this charge bar very much and cannot comment on how long it will last. When I did get it to drop what I wanted, I painted the white joint compound red so I could determine any wear. This might be a way to try a new charge weight, but I was never comfortable with the possibility of an increase in charge weight.
     
  6. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Durham's water putty dries rock hard. I used it to fill some woodpecker holes in my siding and was amazed at it.

    HM
     
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    Durham's water putty dries rock hard. I used it to fill some woodpecker holes in my siding and was amazed at it.

    HM
     
  8. Jim e

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    Try Scotch Tape On Inside Bushing. You Can Take It Out
     
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