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OT-Equivalent of MEC9000G for metallic reload

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  1. Jawari2000

    Jawari2000 Member

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    Looking for a metallic reloading press. What would you consider to be the equivalent of a MEC9000G (without the hydraulic/automate stuff) in this case? Would appreciate any serious suggestions/opinions. Thanks.
     
  2. Jim101

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    Dillon 650.






    Jim
     
  3. 682LINY

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    look in to Dillon,,,link to web above
     
  4. Jawari2000

    Jawari2000 Member

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    TTT- Guys, there's got to be more suggestions.
     
  5. Shooting Coach

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    The Dillon 650 is a great press that has few if any bugs. The monster 1050 is king and will load 1000 pistol rounds quicker than a hiccup.
     
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    Hornady Lock and Load AP progressive is less expensive than the Dillon 650 and comes with 1000 free bullets.

    http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/product/0031363215841a.shtml

    tom
     
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    Another nod for Hornady Lock and Load AP. Excellent press great service from Hornady. Mark R.
     
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    lee load master is ok for a budget press works pretty good has some flaws but is a lot less money it is no good for rifle work rick
     
  9. willyo

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    You should consider the volume of shells you reload and the variety of calibers. If you only load in the hundreds, then a single stage press would sufice.

    I have owned as many as 5 of the metalic cartrige presses, both single stage and the progressives. The Dillion presses are my favorites,two RL550B's one set for large, one for small primers reside on my bench today.

    The service from Dillon is tops! Good flexibility in caliber change with removable tool heads. Rifle and pistol reloading on the same press is nice if you burn a lot of rifle ammo also.

    I've tried all the rest, like Dillion the best. Bill in Wisc.
     
  10. Shooting Coach

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    Dillon for metallics, Mec for shotshells. Top of the line progressives.

    The Mec 9000 loads a flat of shotshells in 22 minutes. The Dillon 650 loads a case of pistol rounds in an hour, or 25 boxes of rifle ammo. The Dillon 1050 loads a case of pistol rounds in 30 minutes.
     
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    Handgun only, Dillon Square Deal.

    Handgun/Rifle without an automatic turret advance, Dillon 550.

    Dillon 650 has automatic advance and a case feed.

    Hornady Lock n load

    Lee stuff

    The Dillon stuff is the best, by far.
     
  12. Roger IL

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    Dillon is the answer.................Roger
     
  13. tom-n8ies

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    For less than $150.00 all set up,

    Another press you might consider is the Lee Classic Turret it is not progressive but it auto indexes so you get a loaded round with 4 pulls of the handle. You can easily load 200 rounds per hour. It can be switched to a single stage (or back) in less than 10 seconds. Extra removable turrets can be set up for each caliber you load for and cost about $10.00 each (less dies)switched out in about the same amount of time. I have one and wish I had started out with one of these in the first place. It is built to load both pistol and rifle shells. This is one press Lee really did right.

    Read here http://www.realguns.com/archives/122.htm

    tom
     
  14. les morgan

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    I also have two Dillon 550b's. One set up for small primers and one for large. I load for several different calibers. Changing calibers is easy. With extra tool heads you leave your dies adjusted and just swap heads and shell holders. These presses last forever.
    Les
     
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