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MEC loading problems

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by fly, Feb 2, 2013.

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  1. fly

    fly Active Member

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    Occasionally my 9000G when on the upstroke brings the wad up with it. This happens with Federal and Remington wads. It gives the illusion that it dropped a larger shot charge, but i have weighed them several times, and that's not the case.
     
  2. mikkeeh

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    I would check the rammer tube for burrs or sharp edges. May cause it to snag the wad.
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Put a little wax on the tube after you debur it. HMB
     
  4. rhett1977

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    Wrap some 0000 steel wool around a dowel rod then chuck it in a drill motor. Polish the inside of the tube. Take some scotch brite and smooth up the outside.
     
  5. Doughboy

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    What guage are you reloading? Make sure the tube is set in the correct position and not too low.
     
  6. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    If you are applying a lot of wad pressure to get good crimps, the wads (especially stiff ones like Federals or their clones) can spring back up when the seating ram is raised. This happens most with loaders that drop the shot at a separate station but given enough pressure, I suppose it could happen with a MEC.

    Ed
     
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