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MEC Grabber question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Trail, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. Trail

    Trail Active Member

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    My MEC Grabber catches on the upstoke. As I bring the handle up I can feel it grab. The force needed to get through the catch varies....sometimes I can barely feel it and sometimes it really catches hard.

    this is a newer machine. My older Grabber does not do this.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks to all,
    Trail
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Check the collet resizer. Clean and lube, look for a piece of shot between the blades. HMB
     
  3. dgh

    dgh Well-Known Member

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    second on the resizer collet,,, it probably needs lubed
     
  4. yakimaman

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    Ditto, ditto and a ditto for me - been there.
     
  5. Trail

    Trail Active Member

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    Thanks. Should I lube in place or remove it from the machine and take apart to clean? If the latter, how do you remove? I’ve never taken that apart on any of my MEC’s.

    Trail
     
  6. 5 Stand Dan

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    Everything you need to know about collet cleaning & lubrication

    http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=148737
     
  7. maka

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    I would lube the collet first. Try some 3&1 oil and see if is better. If it is lube it with a tooth pick amount (match head size) of never seize. If all this fail dimantle and clean. Might have piece of shot wedged in. Good Luck.
     
  8. Trail

    Trail Active Member

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    Thank you again. That’s a pretty amazing link.....I’ll try lubing first but if that doesn’t work I’ll be ready!
    Regards,
    Trail
     
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    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    ttt - save
     
  10. chuckie68

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    My vote is the dirty collet. needs to be cleaned and lubed with anti sieze or graphite.

    Chuck
     
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    Had the same deal with mine. White lithium solved it nicely, and you don't have to remove the collet. Bill
     
  12. X Trap 2

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    I take a 90º pointed pick and start at the bottom and pull up to get any mashed shot out from between the fingers. There probably IS some in yours also. Then lube it as said.

    It is more trouble to take out and clean but I did mine a few years back when I repainted my whole unit. Ray
     
  13. Ajax

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    Get one of your wife's eyeshadow applier. It's a small sponge on the end of a piece of plastic. Use it to put on the Never-Seize. No little fuzzy things like with Q-tips. Lasts forever.

    Ajax
     
  14. Trail

    Trail Active Member

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    Just wanted to thank everyone for the input. used some 3 in 1 to lube the collet and it worked like magic. I’ll now use a better lube, but that was definitely the way to go.

    Trail
     
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