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cleaning MEC bottles?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rick in Ohio, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. Rick in Ohio

    Rick in Ohio Member

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    I would just pickup some new ones and call it done that way you know what has had what in it.

    6 years of reloading shotgun shells I have never clean my powder bottle but I have tried to clean my shot bottle using WD40 and a rag before. I wouldn't use WD40 in your powder bottle but it dose work some what in your shot bottle.
     
  2. RLC323

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    When they get that dark they are probably getting brittle as well around the neck. If you ever had a full bottle of shot break at the neck when you pulled the handle you will not soon forget it. Pitch them and buy a couple new ones.
     
  3. gdbabin

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    I have a large capacity bottle made by Lou of Basic Machine Design; it holds an entire 25lbs of shot. It is awesome! Heavy duty, well made, bullet alum. base with drain tube portal.

    His number is 484-241-1136. It would be the last bottle you'd ever have to buy for your loader and it stays transparent too so you can see your shot.



    Guy Babin
     
  4. creek

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    The 25 lb. shot bottle is extremely well made and always worked well.....until I started using reclaimed shot. The inconsistant sizes of shot gets caught between the base and the bar.

    If someone figured out a fix for this, let's hear it; I miss not using the 25 pounder.
    John (CREEK)
     
  5. Rick in Ohio

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    gdbabin

    Can you post a picture for us to see of this 25pound bottle? Sounds cool!
     
  6. shadow

    shadow Active Member

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    C'mon guys, just use a 2 liter soda bottle with a hole cut in the bottom to fit the red plug of the MEC bottles. Works great.
     
  7. gdbabin

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    how tacky.... I guess if it were a Mountian Dew bottle it'd be ok.
     
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    Shadow good idea, Im going to try that. Thanks
     
  9. SPACE GUN

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    Go with the basic design bottle! A two liter bottle is not designed to hold 25 pounds of anything. Try searching the web for basic design shot bottle. You will be happy. Then buy a new powder bottle, I use the long one, could not be happier with the set up.
     
  10. GW22

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    Here's the solution, guaranteed to work:

    Take a 32 ounce bottle of Formula 409.

    Take a 32 ounce bottle of Windex (original formula, not the fancy crap).

    Then walk across the street to your neighbor's house and say, "Hey, would you please give me $7 for these two bottles of cleaner?"

    Then take his $7 and buy yourself a new Mec bottle.

    -Gary :p
     
  11. MDMike

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    Like others have said, when they get dark and cloudy thet are about to shatter. Don't ask me how I know....
     
  12. scrappy

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    I have to add my 2 cents. We spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on our machines, the same for our components, but we try to save $10 on a plastic bottle.
    I was walking onto a field one day with another shooter, in front of us was a guy carrying a beautiful K gun. B4 he got to station 1, he bent over to pick up a 2 cent hull, and my friend and I started laughing because we all do the same thing.
    Scrappy
     
  13. southjblue

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    Funny---I have thousands of hulls---I still cant resist picking up the ones I like---Guess it comes from being poor as a kid----George@SJB
     
  14. chuckie68

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    gdbabin,

    I've been trying to get one of those bottles from Lou at basic design for about a year now. He keeps telling me I am on his list or that he is getting the material together (that shouldnt be hard, it's only roung aluminum and acrylic tube) or he doesn't have the time, etc.. So I am waiting.

    Chuck
     
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