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MEC 9000H Operation Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Uncle Screech, Feb 7, 2010.

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  1. Uncle Screech

    Uncle Screech Member

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    I bought a new 9000H at the beginning of the year. I got all excited about it after having spent the past year using a MEC Sizemaster. Over the course of a week or so I went and loaded all my empty hulls and since about the 10th of January it's been sitting on my bench, covered, waiting for me to do some shooting so I can reload again. My question to the gurus out there is, should I worry about the "down time"? Should I plug it in and cycle it every once in awhile to keep things lubed or whatever? I couldn't find anything in the manual that says I should cycle it every once in awhile but it also doesn't say anything about not running with scissors either. Could be they assumed I knew what I was doing when I ordered it...

    Any suggestions will be welcome.

    Thanks

    Greg
     
  2. birdtracker

    birdtracker Active Member

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    greg: I got the exact same problem. Loaded 4,000 shells and now it's just sitting. Never happened with my Grabber! Birdtracker
     
  3. bluegrass

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    I just loaded 5000+ shells. No problems and it had been sitting for nearly a year. I may load afew more this year but it will probably be next winter before I use it.
    Lance
     
  4. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    If you buy the 9001H in 20 ga, 28 ga, and .410 bore, you have a better chance of at least keeping the pump system employed.

    You, obviously, need to spend some time scrounging up some more hulls, too.
     
  5. BDodd

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    Mine has sat through some 10 or 12 winters without ill effects. Never tried to load multiple thousands and ignored it longer though.....Bob Dodd
     
  6. k3uro

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    Hey,

    This guy was serious, I think?

    No, the pump does not need to be cycled.

    Plug it in and let it go,

    Jim

    :eek:)
     
  7. Uncle Screech

    Uncle Screech Member

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    Thanks for the replies. And yes, I was\am serious. I am not a mechanically inclined guy. I'm a geek and have been shooting for a little more than a year now. Reloading a little less than a year. I'm used to sitting at a desk "shifting bits & bytes". Everyone I know has an aversion to things that go bang or even plain old sunlight. This is all pretty new to me. I just wanted to make sure it was OK to let the pump sit there unused for a period of time. I didn't know so I asked where I knew I could get a good, accurate answer. Again, thank you, I do appreciate it.

    Greg
     
  8. KenC

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    After a 4 year hiatus from trap shooting & reloading, I just sprayed a little Rem Oil in the right places, smeared on a little collette lube and away I went: 4K shells; no problema...
     
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