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MEC Low Powder/Shot Sensor

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dave P, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Dave P

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    I'm not aware that anyone has one available, but if there is please tell me.

    In the event there is none would you consider buying one or two if assuming the quality is there and the price would be in the $20-$25 reange?

    This would be a battery operated affair with a warning light and possibly a buzzer. I would appreciate your comments and answers.
     
  2. sterlingworth

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    Sounds like a good idea,but why just mec reloaders. One size fits all
     
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    The bottles are right in front of your eyes. Can't you just look at them?
     
  4. Dave P

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    Sterlingworth: One step at a time. I most famiar with MEC.

    grntitan: Not when they get used a little and tur black which they do

    Thanks, Dave
     
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    Hmmmm,an electronic sensor on my powder bottle. I think not. If it gets so dirty I can't see what's in it, and I can't wash it out, I would just buy new bottles.
     
  6. Dave P

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    Yak: Some people are just too busy reloading they forget to look. I think everyone I know has done this at som time.
     
  7. yakimaman

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    Actually I've done it myself -
     
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    When you refill the primers, look at the two containers.

    I refill mine if the are half way down while I am refilling my tray of primers.

    The MEC has a sensor, it is the guy running it.

    Kenny U
     
  9. Dave P

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    A powder and shot sensor is as useful as a round count clicker.

    First, when using my MEC, I have developed a visual scan that checks the primer drop and powder bar return on every stroke. The powder and shot bottles are within that scan. Two, I also top off the powder and shot after two hundred rounds since I have to stop and replenish the primer tray. I have not found that powder and shot will run out un-noticed if I stick to my reloading process.

    Oh, and round count is determined by the number of primers I use. The empty trays tell the tale.
     
  11. Trap4

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    Bob K, agree with you 100%, what a stupid idea, are definately not needed.

    Trap-4
     
  12. Dave P

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    Thanks for your replys and some of the unkind answers. This post was merely an inquiry as to the feasability of an idea. I have my answer.
     
  13. Thom Simpson

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    Look at a Dillon primer sensor retro fit it to bottles
     
  14. wireguy

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    Dave, my advice would be to go hang yourself for even having asked the question. How could you?
     
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    I frankly think some people here owe this guy an apology. Given that Dillon sells a similar item it could hardly be said that his idea was in the electric fork category.
     
  16. Dave P

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    Wireguy: Thanks for the unkind words. Yeah I've looked at the Dillon. Tht's what initially gave me the idea. It's exhrbtantly priced.
    Now that you mention Dillon is that the only name on the market? Shopped tv's lately?
     
  17. wireguy

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    I'm willing to bet that if Dave built some of these and offered them for around 25$ he would sell some. For those of us who are pushing buttons or a foot pedal instead of pulling a handle those bottles can drop quickly. I have thought of building something like this myself, and if I thought it was a good idea it was a good idea. Therefore, using simple logic, Dave's idea is a good idea.
     
  18. grntitan

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    Well quit yap'n about it and build the darn thing. Get a model done that is both reliable and safe yet easy so that even a non mechanically inclined person can install it and see how it sells. I just wouldn't sock a ton of time and money into until you make a few to test the market.


    There is a certain market of buyers that just can't live with all the gadgets, bells and whistles. Hell, I got an attic full of hunting shit I just had to have.

    As Larry says, "Get 'R Done"
     
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    @ BobK and Trap4,

    If the whole world looked at advancement or product improvement like you two guys do, we would all still have stone wheels on our vehicles.

    Chuck
     
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    Dave if you build it and it works properly I would be interested in one. I would also get one for my uncle. Just let us know if and when you do.

    Brad