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Mec 650?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by chuckie68, Feb 7, 2012.

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  1. chuckie68

    chuckie68 Active Member

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    What is a used Mec 650 worth in 28 ga.? It's in decent shape.
     
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    AROUND 150.00 rember it dose not resize
     
  3. chuckie68

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    I know it doesn't resize. I have two in 12 ga. Any ideas on the worth of a 28ga. sizemaster?
     
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    FWIW...I have a 650 and have been using it for two years. I never resize ANY of my once-fired hulls that have been purchased. (Not fired by me out of this gun). I've never had one not go into my BT-99. Someone may have issues with another type of gun (an auto-loader maybe) but I've even found that they cycle well in my 11-87. I think it has more to do with what type of hull you're using (these are all Nitro / STS) and whether or not you are using them in more than one type of firearm...
     
  5. Crickets

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    Uh oh Rossi396, You'll have the resizing police on you shortly. Haven't you been told - If you don't resize your shells you'll inevitably end up holding up a squad some day, AND "People that are 'serious' about reloading use equipment that produces a factory or better shell, if you're not serious enough about your reloading to resize.....you should just stick to promo shells".... ;-)

    CR
     
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    A used 28 gauge Sizemaster is worth around $125 in good shape
     
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    The MEC 650 CAN resize a shell. It must be done in a seperate operation. No other loading operation can be done when resizing. There is a part that one puts on the shell platform at station one. This elevates the shell above the black rotating hull carrier. The sizing works the same as the 600 with a ring sizer.
    That said,I use a Super Sizer in a seperate operation. You can also use a Case Conditioner. The 650 works the best in the 28 & .410. The platform is very stable,causing less jiggle & spillage plus there is less interconnent between stations to cause problems.
     
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    I probably ought not post this, but I have never been a big fan of the 650. I messed with one for a while and finally just went back to Juniors. And, I like MEC products; it was just the 650 I did not care for.

    Mike
     
  9. Rossi396

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    Mike:

    Why not? No specifics? The only thing I can say that I don't like is I have to manually spin the carriage. I started reloading shells two years ago. I knew literally nothing about it. I've reloaded thousands of shells on a machine that is probably at least 20 years old, spits out flawless shells, never needs adjusted and can reload a flat of shells or more in an hour. The lack of resizing (as stated above) is a non issue. I paid $40.00 for the unit from a fellow club member and put on a large primer tray, new crimp starter and wad guide so I have a whopping $120.00 into the machine..

    All this being said, I may go to an auto indexing MEC or possibly a hydraulic unit down the road due to the amount of shells I'm loading. By the way, if you're using a Junior, how much shooting / reloading are you doing? Just curious.

    Regards,

    Rossi
     
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    I have loaded on a MEC 650 now for the better part of 20 years. Tens of thousands of shells. Run all empties through a separate sizing operation. Works Great. Paul in Nebraska.
     
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    Like I said....... I probably should not have posted.

    Mike
     
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