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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by coyote1234, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. coyote1234

    coyote1234 Member

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    My MEC 761R Grabber broke today. The handle gave out from metal fatigue. I bot it new in 1984. It is older than most of my kids and has over 150,000 rounds through it. Sometime around its 20th birthday I replaced the resizing collet. Everything else on it is still factory original.

    If everything in this country worked like MEC reloaders it would be a better nation.

    Keep up the good work Mayville Engineering.
     
  2. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    I have a MEC 650 that I purchased new in 1968, it's still going strong. The only thing I have replaced is the primer feed and bottles.

    Chuck
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    If you think those MEC's are built to last, you would really love a Pacific/Hornady 366.
     
  4. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    My Mec 600 is a 1966, had a 1964 Super 250 before that. Between myself and my cousins, probably a half million shells or more have went through that JR.

    Replaced the brass wad finger guides to the red plastic ones numerous times. Changed the old pre-crimp to the Spindex. Thats it. Still puts out 4 boxes an hour, when I can get my grand kids to do it.

    Wayne


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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Wayne,

    I see your grand daughter can't concentrate without using her tongue. My dad use to give me heck because I'm the same way. :)

    P.S. Not meant as an insult.
     
  6. coyote1234

    coyote1234 Member

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    Dear Grntitan,

    My grandfather put 500,000 rounds plus through a 366. It is another example of excellence in trapshooting engineering. I will argue however that the grabber is the king of KISS.

    Keep

    It

    Simple

    Stupid
     
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    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    coyote,

    Actually, I think the MEC 600jr is the king of KISS. That's my 600 next to my 366. Never said I don't like MEC's too. :)



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  8. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    I have a 9000H with approx 350,000 + rounds thru it. Changed the collet once. Same original pump. I've sent it in twice for a rebuild (w/o the pump). First time it was $65, second time $150. Keeping it clean and lubricated properly is important.

    Great value.
     
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