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  1. cottondoctor

    cottondoctor Member

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    Those that use MEC Reloaders - You would be well advised that ever couple of years or so, exact time may vary by your location, that you throw your plastic bottles away and replace them with new ones. As these bottles age they get brittle - don't wait until you have shot or powder to clean up before you look at them.......
     
  2. Jon Reitz

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    Even if the loaders have bottle supports on them?
     
  3. ec90t

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    I've never had a problem with the bottles on any of my Mec's. I've always used the support though.

    ec90t
     
  4. Hauxfan

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    Never had a problem, but will certainly keep an eye on them.

    Thanks....

    Hauxfan!
     
  5. cottondoctor

    cottondoctor Member

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    I have bottle supports on the machine and have never had a problem while they were on the machine. However, my bottles were perhaps approaching 10 years old - my problem occured when I grasp the bottle and it cracked - literally just shattered - very brittle. New bottles are to cheap for me to let that happen again.
     
  6. Dave P

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    Same here. Also found out the pot metal baffle halves can widen and start leaking powder.
     
  7. Allen-MX8

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    I have a MEC 9000G that is nearly 9 years old and have loaded 41,200 shells on it and the bottles seem to still be soft and pliable. I use the supports as well.

    Will watch though. Thanks for the info.
     
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    You will see stress cracks where the bottle threads onto the press. I have seen a bunch of bottles with this. I have used the supports since they came out.
     
  9. Jon Reitz

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    Thought about this later and wanted to pass it on. Had some pieces of padding left over from a new hardwood floor installation. (This is the green stuff from H-D, probably 1/8" or so thick and comes in rolls). Anyway, I cut a rectangular shaped to fit underneath the boards my MEC loaders are mounted on. Was going to glue or staple them originally, but nixed that idea and just placed them under the board(s). Pretty slick. Nothing moves, or rocks. No more chasing the loader across the bench. Cleanup is easy, (yup - I still spill stuff occasionally). Your milage may vary...
     
  10. Ahab

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    Aarrrgggghhhhh! Now ya tell me!

    Took me a week to get all those #9s cleaned up!
     
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