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Mec universal charge bars

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Al391brown, May 8, 2013.

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  1. Al391brown

    Al391brown Member

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    Have you ever used a universal charge bar for your mec reloader and do they work?
     
  2. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    I have used one for many many years. I wouldn't be without a universal charge bar.

    I highly recommend one.

    Hauxfan!
     
  3. Brady509

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    Bought one used. Could never get it tuned in right with any consistency. Gave up and bought another loader instead. Lol

    Just my opinion.

    Brady
     
  4. psfive

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    I have three one set for each load I load. I would not use anything else. Paul in GINebraska.
     
  5. coyote1234

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    Been using one for over 10 years. The charge bar plus the potmetal baffle produce very accurate drops for me.
     
  6. FLIP

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    really like mine
     
  7. mike campbell

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    They work or they wouldn't have been around for 25+ years.

    Question is, do they suit your personality? Do you like to twiddle the knobs?

    I don't use an adjustable wrench on my '68 Firebird....I like wrenches that fit. I don't like adjustable chokes or adjustable combs. I like the right choke in a gun that fits.

    I like using the same powder bushing for the last 200,000 rounds.
     
  8. fast gun

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    I like them It beats buying all the powder and shot bushings.

    They also let you tweak your loads
     
  9. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    I use them in all gauges except the .410 bore. With the small charges of the .410, the drop cavity was just too far off center for consistent drops.
     
  10. wayneo

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    Since '93.

    Wayne
     
  11. tcr1146

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    Just to try and help out, I just did a quick inventory and have: 9 different powders from nitro 100 to 7625, 5 different brands of primers, 3 different shot sizes, plus homemade shot. Can you even imagine how many different bushings I would need with that combintation including throwing in sts hulls, aa(new style) hulls, and tons of straight wall cases plus 6 different wads!? Needless to say, I would not be without an adj charge bar on any and all of my loaders. By the way, I bought an 800+ PW loader but sold it after one year because of the bushing bullshit! By the way, I loved the loader but could not deal with the bushings. Tom Rhoads
     
  12. ImpalaBob

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    I have never reloaded without one! I get consistant re-sets by always backing off a setting ... then approaching my new setting from the same direction.
     
  13. 1oldtimer

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    If precise drops are important to you, its the only way to go. Those 10 cent bushings cost $4.00 now? What a rip off!
    Clyde
     
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    Tom, you really need to simplify your life! Nine powders and five primers? Wow.
     
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    By the time you screw the pooch dialing it in each time. You could take each bushing weigh each drop make a list of grains per bushing per powder and swap bushings in half the time. If your filling powder or shot it can be bumped and altered. Placing primers in the tray you will need to pull the handle down to clear the powder knob each time.

    Brady
     
  16. chino

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    I bought it with my Mec 9000.I hated it at first but got patient with it and now can't live without it.There is some learning curve to it but believe me,you will get the gist of it real soon given some patient....The drop accuracy is quite close and not drastic......be consisitent in the way you pull the arm and fill bottles up when shots/powder have 1/3 left......Highly recommended.
     
  17. Al391brown

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    I just ordered one! Thanks for all your input fellas!
     
  18. zaob1

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    4 reloaders, 6 charge bars. don't change bushings just bars. Love them all. Easy and convenient.

    Rick
     
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    Only way to go.....
     
  20. Cwcroft58

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    I have used a unv. bar since the cost of em was 17.00 , never any trouble and I love it. C.W.Croft
     
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