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MEC bushing inside diameters

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by leftex, Jul 31, 2011.

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  1. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    Is there a chart available the lists the ID's of MEC powder bushings. I have an adapter which allows the use of MEC bushings in my 366. If I knew the ID of the MEC bushings I would know if there are any that would fill the gaps in my Hornady bushing collection.
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    Wayne
     
  2. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I used a caliper to measure mine and used an engraver to scribe the sizes on them. Note: the MEC bushings marked say #29 do not all measure the same.

    I takes a few minutes and saves time when dialing in a load.

    Don Verna
     
  3. Erik W

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    Something else to worry about....mismarked or irregular MEC bushings. I always weigh first few charges on new set-up, but when I am going back to "proven" load and need to change bushing, I just grab one of maybe 3 of appropriate # in parts box and usually don't re-weigh. No problems so far, but....
     
  4. Jollytrapshooter

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    I asked the same thing probably 2 years ago and someone here on trapshooters emailed me a chart that he had been working on. He also had Hornady and PW. If you either post your email or PM it to me I can forward the chart to you.

    Josh
     
  5. K-GUNS

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    I agree with Don. I bought a 20 dollar dial caliper and mic the inside of all my bushings but I use a sharpie marker and write the diameter on the outside of the bushing. I have a board hanging up above my loader with short pegs to hang my bushings on from smallest to largest.Works great.
     
  6. leftex

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    Let's try this another way. I think maybe I need a #20 bushing. What is the ID of a #20 bushing? I don't have one to measure. If I had I would have measured and marked it.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  7. K-GUNS

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    WOW, thats going to be small. I never had any bushings below a # 24 and that is .390

    Never loaded below # 26 myself, for anything.
     
  8. leftex

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    20 ga.
     
  9. K-GUNS

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    OK, makes more sense now-sorry. I'm all 12 ga.

    Can't help with anything smaller.
     
  10. K-GUNS

    K-GUNS Member

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    I tried to copy & paste mec chart for you-hope it works-try the web site URL
     
  11. Dave P

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    I have a hand written chart on my wall with all my bushings-MEC. with each bushing I have labled the powder and the weight of the powders I have used. I always check several loads in each new batch of, or new jug of, powder in the first box. After that small test If evrything is ok I don't check further. No problems ever. Over 20 years I have found differences but, very minor and seldom.
     
  12. Jollytrapshooter

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    I emailed you the chart.


    Hope it helps, Josh.


    BTW, #20 bushing is .359"
     
  13. leftex

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    Josh,

    Thanks, this is great.

    Wayne
     
  14. RunGunIPSC

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    Heck,I looked the other day & found I have a #07 MEC bushing. It mikes .249. I like to use it for 3/16 oz 12 ga loads. HA!!!
     
  15. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    we don't need no steenking booshings. Viva dial bar.

    FYI if the mec chart says 18.0 of red dot for a 32, you will get the same out of whichever loader you put it in.

    Bushings deliver a VOLUME of powder, weight is incidental. The same bushing will give more powder in a single stage loader because you thump it 5 times before you empty it.

    HM
     
  16. Big Jack

    Big Jack Well-Known Member

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    Find a Hornady bushing chart..the # on the Hornady bushings are actually the I.D. decimal equivalent. Makes for a quick match-up to Mec bushings but to work without a scale is not the best idea. A quick readout from a scale will keep you safe.

    Big Jack
     
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