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Need MEC charge bar chart

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Roc'n C, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Roc'n C

    Roc'n C TS Member

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    Any of the powder websites have them on their sites or just go to the mec site
    Chuck
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    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    Link to one above. Mark
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    Hodgdon.com has the mec bushing chart numbers for Hodgdon and I am pretty sure, Winchester powders.
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    He wanted the chart for the old charge bars before there were bushings. I have a whole box full of those old bars somewhere around here.
  7. wayneo

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    I would not use those old bars with todays powders. Look at the #1 bar, 2-3/4 dr.eq., 1-1/8 ounce shot, 75 lbs. wad pressure, drops 21 grains Red dot. That would probably be over SAAMI specs of 11,500 psi. The old #2 bar does infact drop 23 grains of Red Dot. I know.

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  8. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    Oh man, that is going back some. I remember those old bars in my Dad's reloader. I think a purchase of a current bar with bushings, would be the best solution. They are not that expensive.
  9. Dr.Longshot

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    I have the Universal Charge Bar on mine and can adjust any powder drops or shot drops, just be sure you use the Mec Bottle Brass and rubber " O " rings.
    to prevent powder sifting out on charge bar movement. And do not tighten down the bottle too much as it will cause the charge bar to not shift back.

    Gary Bryant
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    I use these old bars all of the time.
    12-O bar is great for the old standby load of 1 1/8 oz. and 18gr. of Red Dot.
    The 16ga.-2 bar is 1oz. and 17gr. of Red Dot.
    The 20ga.-4 is 1oz. with 19gr. of Green Dot.
    A little sand paper is all that is needed to adjust the drops if needed.
    I have a catalog card wired to each bar with what they drop with the diffrent powders that I use so I know what to grab when i change a load.
    If you are able to purchase these at very low cost they work well.

    If anyone has some to get rid of I would be interested.

    Joe Wasson
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    Chuck,

    If you PM me your address, I'll mail you a copy.

    Chuck
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    I have a lot of these bars, I had someone machine out the powder hole to fit the bushings. But I now use he adjustable bar for my 12 and 410.

    I had to go back and use the old Bushing charts,I have kept to figuer out the powder charge. now if I were to use them, I can put the bushing in.
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