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Good Lord what a h*** of a afternoon

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Scott Gradert, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. Scott Gradert

    Scott Gradert Well-Known Member

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    Bought a new Mec 9000 hydraulic press. 5 hours to load 400 rounds. I've never pissed around so much in my life. If anybody wants a hel* of a deal on a new press PM me. Have not reloaded in 30 years, I cant believe the cheap piece of sh*t they produce, nothing ever changes, why I had a brain fart and went cheap this time is beyond me, got what I paid for. I'm going Spolor or Patriot
     
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  2. Nebs

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    Rube Goldberg?
     
  3. Scott Gradert

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    I have no Idea what that means. Going over to the neighbor and drink whiskey.
     
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  4. Zoom.Golly

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  5. Zoom.Golly

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    Reloading is fun. I read that here.
     
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  6. Scott Gradert

    Scott Gradert Well-Known Member

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    I see your views more clearly now.
     
  7. marbax

    marbax Well-Known Member

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    How much are you asking for it?
     
  8. 7dot5

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    May want to wait till next week and get on the phone with MEC. They should be able to get you adjusted enough to get out several hundred per hour. If you have not worked on a MEC progressive in awhile, it still takes some getting used to and its guaranteed that you will be cleaning up a few or even many powder and shot messes on the way to developing competency with the machine. The 9000's can also be tricky for getting their primer feeds set correctly, which can be time consuming but can be done, with MEC assistance if required.
     
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  9. smokintom

    smokintom Well-Known Member

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    Been loading on a MEC 9000 since they first came out. Loaded thousands of shell's on it and just changed the sizing collet last summer. Best press I ever had. Sorry to hear about your luck.
     
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  10. Fitasc5

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    A lot of people have their problems with Mec, but usually they get them adjusted right some love them. I stuck with my old Apex -91's been using them over 20 years.
     
  11. Nebs

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    Rube Goldberg - Wikipedia
     
  12. Rocket3

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    Couldn’t be the operator.

    I load 12, 28 & .410 using MEC products. Great results.
     
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  13. Leo

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    Same here.

    Don't be discouraged, by now you probably have it close to adjusted right. Once you get it set up for the components you like, they run pretty trouble free. I have used them for years. Once you are familiar with them, any minor adjustment becomes pretty intuitive.

    Relax and enjoy the New Year. Go back to the press after you relax.
     
  14. Nebs

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    Scott, go with your instincts. No more cranial flatulence.
     
  15. mag410

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    Plenty of cheap SOB's, like me, would not ever get a to own a nearly new Grabber or 9000 without the depreciation on loaders the new owner couldn't/wouldn't get running.

    Michael
     
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  16. Paladin

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    That would be a rude awakening. There's a lot of moving action packed into that small press, and many folks struggle at first.

    That being said, I have four 9000's, three of which are mounted on Auto-Mates. I got to know them very well, and would not use any other press. I push the buttons, the reloader does the work. Two of the Auto-Mate/9000's were purchased because others couldn't figure them out, didn't have the patience, etc.

    If you do decide to try it again, I suggest you disengage the auto advance mechanism, and advance the shell plate by hand.
    Get to know the reloader, slowly, SLOWLY in that mode. That may take 500 rounds, maybe 1000 rounds, but do not engage the auto advance mechanism until you are comfortable with the process.

    Thousands and thousands of folks got to know them, and really enjoy them..
     
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  17. MDshotgunner

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    The amount of money spent on a reloader is small compared to the total dollars spent in the sport. Buy a PW 800+ and your grandchildren can use it when you're gone. I have friends using 800 B's from the 70's.
     
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  18. Brent Paulus

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    Oh Tim, if your reading this. Here's your chance to get You a Good slightly used 9000. If nothing else it can be Your back up. But then if this Pilot/Mechanic can't fix it, well I know an Engineer that can, don't You.

    HAPPY 2017

    Brent
     
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  19. Zoom.Golly

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    I'm still using a MEC from the '60s.
     
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  20. Eddiefromoverlook

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    Scott , As my mother use to remind me so often when things were not going well. Patience is a virtue

    Paladin has given good advice, advance each stage manually until you get a good idea of where any hang ups are or have occured

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Eddie
     
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