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MEC Reloader Question?

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  1. Play Dead

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    Need help with a MEC reloader question. Does anyone know if MEC Reloaders are convertible between guages, either by the user or by the factory?

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  2. Quack Shot

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    Some are. Call Mec with your model number and they can advise you. It's sometimes more cost/time effective to buy another press for a different gauge, since there is a lot of setup time involved with some.
     
  3. Play Dead

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    Thank you all for the input. I cannot get a hold of MEC until Monday and by then I may lose my window of opportunity.

    A local retailer is selling all of their remaining MEC loaders. They have a poor selection in 12 gauge. However they have 16 and 20 gauge models of many presses, including some of the progressive loaders. The price is rediculously low...only $50 bucks per loader. I cannot buy a charge bar, a few busings and a couple of shot and powder bottles that cheap. I'd hate to pass up a Grabber, 650 or 9000G just because it is the wrong gauge. It would be worth buying and sending back to MEC for conversion if I can be certain that it is possible.

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  4. Play Dead

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    Looks like I've got an answer to my question. I found a tutorial on reloading on the MEC website that states that alternative gauge die sets are not available for the progressive loaders 650N, Grabber and 9000GN. I'll wait to call the factory on Monday to determine if they do conversions or if it simply cannot be done.

    Thanks again
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  5. maclellan1911

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    If indeed the progressives are only 50.00 and in working order. I would buy them all. You could easily double or tripple your money. A decent 650 or grabber for 100.00 bucks is a good deal. Heck check EBAY used loaders go for close to retail used(10yr). I would buy all the progressive for 50.00 You could easily unload. The sub gauges get a better penny on ebay. I personally would buy all the MEC stuff he has. You might end up like me. Got 5 loaders 3 for 12g 1 for 20 1 for 410. I have loaded 250rnd of 410. for the day I come across a deal on a 410 O/U. PS check the prices for all the dies crimp starters deprime punch turret ect ect cost close to a new loader.
     
  6. maclellan1911

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    my Wife and daughter are still sleeping. I cant do anything around the house so in my boredom................

    Part Description Qty Price Total
    8205 DROP TUBE SHOT & PWD SIDE-(12, $5.25 $5.25
    43512 RESIZE RING - 12 GAUGE $4.42 $4.42
    830012 WAD GUIDE FINGERS - 12 GAUGE $2.15 $2.15
    505B12 RAMMER TUBE - 12 GAUGE $8.98 $8.98
    51912 DEPRIME PUNCH - 12 GAUGE $8.25 $8.25
    8439128 SPINDEX STAR CRIMP - 12 GAUGE $3.42 $3.42
    505C12 REPRIME TUBE - 12 GAUGE $10.02 $10.02
    52212P FINISH DIE - 12 GAUGE $9.48 $9.48
    832112 KNOCKOUT BUSHING - 12 GAUGE $5.72 $5.72
    61512 CARRIER - 12 GAUGE $11.51 $11.51
    621CA12 CAM CRIMP DIE ASSEMBLY - 12 GA $9.48 $9.48
    621B12 CAM CRIMP PUNCH - 12 GAUGE $4.91 $4.91
    56812 RESIZE ADAPTOR - 12 GAUGE $5.72 $5.72
    Subtotal $89.31
    Click to remove items. So just to go from 20 to 12 on a 650 with the obvious needed stuff run you 90.00. plus shipping labor down time etc ect.
     
  7. Big Dave

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    I would be interested in a 9000 in 20 gauge, at $50 I'll pay you triple plus shipping. I'm sure you could sell most of them here and make enough to buy yourself what ever you wanted.
     
  8. maclellan1911

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    Yes I think most will. BUY them and double your money baby.
     
  9. Shooting Jack

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    I would like a 9000G for 410 and would gladly pay you $200.00 plus shipping. Jackie B.
     
  10. Play Dead

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    I thought that this was a misprint in our local paper when I saw the add on Saturday morning. I was at the store as soon as it opened expecting some type of bait and switch deal.

    They had nine reloaders for sale. Some boxes were opened, some were sealed. I thought of buying a couple of the loaders at this low price when I confirmed they were blowing them out for $50.00.

    There were three 10 ga. (2 Steelmasters and 1 600Jr), the 9000G was a 16 ga., There was a Sizemaster (Single station Grabber) in 12 ga that was opened along with a 600Jr that was not. Also had a 9000G in 12 ga that was missing all of the boxed parts and bottles that come along with it (either used or a display model). The last two were 20 gauge tools, both unopened. A 650N and a 8567 Grabber. The loaders had been in inventory for quite a while as the price ticket on the 16 ga. 9000G was only $249.99. I was at the store for over an hour trying to identify all of the parts that the 12 ga. 9000G needed and not one other customer looked at the tools during this timeframe. I am going back today to see what is left.

    I already use two MEC's, a 600Jr and a 700. Also a PW-800C. I prefer to take my time when loading and would rather have a 650N or 8567 Grabber set up for handicap or 1 oz. loads and leave the PW to do the rest. I have no interest in another single station MEC, the two I have are over 30 years old and still work great. Just too slow when I'm in a hurry. If anyone lives in the Allentown PA area and has an interest in these loaders they should head to the Army and Navy Store in Whitehall. The loaders are on a bulk stack in their gun department.

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  11. maclellan1911

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    quick run down, cheapest I could find online new

    9000gn 430.00 shipped............connies

    8567 340.00 shipped......" "

    600jr 119.00 + ship. " "
     
  12. omahasportingsupply

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    Single stage die sets are easy to get. Conversion less than 1 hour. Most progressive presses DON'T have die sets to convert. Buy what you can, sell what you don't need and then buy what you really wanted. LOL Have Fun Omaha
     
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    Play Dead -Please check you PM's. thanks, blrmkr83
     
  14. Shooting Coach

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    Yup, buy them all, and sell them here! It's free. You can make a few dollars. Then, you can buy what you want. The 16's will sell quickly, hunting season is around the corner.

    It is better to have progressives set up for what you load. I have two 12 ga. 9000's. One for the 1 1/8 oz Cap load, and the other for 24 gram and one ounce. With different hulls and wads, I do not have to change anything on the presses but bar and bushing, sometimes the crimp starter. I load a LOT of (free) six point hulls, such as Federal, Remington, Diana and Kemen. With the right primers, they load great. My club sells about a pallet a month of these shells. The trap help brings them to us in target boxes, often sorted.

    We give the kids shells to shoot and buy them a drink and candy bar. You can probably do the same.
     
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