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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by il shooter, Jun 13, 2012.

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  1. il shooter

    il shooter Member

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    Has anyone had or used one of the automaic loaders and what is your take on it ? Talking about the 9000g
     
  2. slide action

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    The 9000 G is an improvement over the 9000 progressive loader by Mec. It features "Auto Indexing" which means you only have to put in a new hull,place a wad over the wad guide and pull the handle to produce a loaed shell. I have used both the 9000 grabber and the improved 9000 G. For me the 9000 G does not seem a lot faster but, it does eliminate the added motion of having to manually advace the shell turret by hand. I do not own a 9000 G, but find the older 9000 works quick enough for me. I have not used the 9000 GN "auto hydralic" loader but have been told they are very smooth conpared to the old hydro Mecs. You can find the 9000 G loaders on E bay from time to time and they run just over 200 dollars which is a good price on them. MEC has some of the best costumer service I have ever seen.
     
  3. deadnout

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    ive got a 9000 gn. love it. also have p/w 900 elite. love it better.
     
  4. il shooter

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    how about the new auto mate system
     
  5. Oscar Ray

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    I also use the 9000G and love it. I can load a flat in less than an hour and that is boxed up, adding primers etc.

    Oscar
     
  6. Allen-MX8

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    I have loaded over 51,400 shells on my MEC 9000G with no problems. Great machine.

    Allen
     
  7. Lawman214

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    A slight correction to a previous post: The 9000GN is not the hydraulic version, that is the 9000HN. The "G" series are the handle operated presses. The "N" designation is for the newer large capacity primer tray.

    I use a 9000GN, and have found it to be a smooth and reliable machine. The MECs may not have the sex appeal of the P/W or Spolar machines, but their bang for the buck index is high. You can easily load four flats in a leisurely evening at the bench.
     
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    I have 3 9000HN's, 12, 20 and 410 and I love them. Like with any loader there is a learning curve but taking my mistakes out of the equation, they worked great right out of the box. A great value for your dollar.

    Dan
     
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    I have not seen a 9000G for 'just over 200 dollars.' I've seen a number of used one on TS.com for $325-375.
     
  10. MDMike

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    I have a 9000G. When the machine is kept lubed and clean, it's a joy to operate. Turning out a flat an hour is easy. Only once tried a friend's P/W and I was not carried away with it, but that's me. I've got 4 MECs and wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  11. slide action

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    Lawman thank you for correcting the typo!
     
  12. oz

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    I had a mec. It was OK. I got a PW. It was a tough learning curve but now it is a lot better using it than the mec. I saw a PW 2000 for sale $400....I would have bought it but I have one.
     
  13. slide action

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    glens, the ones I am talking about sold on "E bay" where as you know bids are sometimes much lower. The usual market price is over 300.
     
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    I have been really pleased with the Automate. Tim Hall
     
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    I have a MEC 9000G in both 12 and 28 gauge. Both turn out good shells with very little adjustment. Happy with both of them.
     
  16. Trap2

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    I have both the 9000G, which I load my meat shoot loads on, and a 9000H hydraulic that I load my regular trap loads with. The 9000H has well over 250,000 (yes, 250,000) rounds loaded on it with no problems what so ever. I set it up right out of the box, after purchasing it from Denzel Sisson back in the late 80's, and started to load shells. No major adjustments at all, just set it up and loaded. I sent it back to Mec about 10 years ago to have it rebuilt, at a cost of $135.00, and have been loading on it since with no adjustments. Both the 9000G and the 9000H are the best reloaders on the market for the dollar, bar none. I once owned a PW, which was not working more than it was working, and a Dillon that I just couldn't get friendly with, if you know what I mean. I gave the PW to a youth shooter that wanted it more than I did, and I traded the Dillon for the current 9000G I have. I have loaded on Mec's since 1963 and have never been let down by any of them..... Just my experience... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  17. Lovemy99

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    I have a 9000G that my father purchased in the late 80's. I have used it to load aprox. 5,000-6,000 trap loads per year up until 4 months ago. There was nothing wrong with it, I just wanted a 9000E (less work):). I love them both! The 9000E has been great. A few little tweaks in the beginning to get it set exactly right for my load and it has been purring along ever since.

    For the money, there is not a better loader out there IMHO.
     
  18. Bob_K

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    A loader is just a means to an end. The best reload a PW can turn out is no better or worse than the best reload a MEC can turn out. I have five MEC 9000HN machines, and they all can turn out superb ammo.
     
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    Lawman: Thanks for posting the correction. For a minute I wondered what decade I was in.
     
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    Another vote for the 9000G. Best press for anywhere near the money.
     
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