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Progressive reloader

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tcouch, Aug 5, 2011.

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  1. tcouch

    tcouch Member

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    I'm in the market for a new reloader. I'm looking at the MEC 8567 and I was wondering what you guys think about it. Do you have another that you would recommend?

    Thank you,

    tim
     
  2. stokinpls

    stokinpls Well-Known Member

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    Excellent choice. Try to find a used one as there is essentially nothing that can wear out on a Grabber. Of all my reloaders (5) the Grabber produced the best looking finished shell.
     
  3. yakimaman

    yakimaman Well-Known Member

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    I have a Grabber and if I had it do over I'd spend the extra $50 or so and get the 9000 - same loader but it gives you auto index and it spits out the finished shell. Other than that, great machine.
     
  4. tcouch

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    Thank you, I will keep my eyes open for a nice used one. I looked on ebay, but i really dont like buying from that site.

    Tim
     
  5. DanLee

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    Go for the 9000. I have three 9000s and one 8567. I'll replace that as soon as I can find a 20-gauge 9000 at a reasonable price.

    Dan
     
  6. Sam (ATA Noobie)

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    You can't wear a 9000G out, but the lack of maint. on some folks' machines is atrocious.

    I bought one new about 10 years ago and have no regrets. Plus, if you buy new you can get it sooner and start cranking out shells!
     
  7. kene

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    mecs are good machines especially when you consider their price. as sam alluded to above they [like all machines] take some maintenance. a friend bought a an 8567 grabber for a $150 a couple weeks ago and it needed a little cleaning, lubing, adjusting [took about 2hrs total] along with some inexpensive parts from mec and it is turning out reloads just like as if it was new.

    lots of other good progressive loaders on the market -- depends on your budget. most work OK if you take care of them.

    but be careful and pay attention when loading with one -- they can make a mess when you misfeed a primer or shot hangs up and you don't notice it immediately
     
  8. Browning Boy

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    I have a MEC 9000g for sale with alot of extra's. If your interested I can send you pics and we can discuss a price. let me know




    George Ware
     
  9. TRW369

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    You have a PM.

    Terry
     
  10. FrankJ

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    Tim: I have a 9000 in 12 gauge in like new condition. It comes with an adjustable charge bar. If you are interested I will send pictures. Price is $300 plus shipping. I'm located 55 miles north of Phoenix. Frank Novotny
     
  11. SMITH47

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    a local reloader mentor is very helpful
     
  12. jm1079

    jm1079 Well-Known Member

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    I have a Grabber that I recently converted to a hydraulic system. Could not do it with my 9000. JM
     
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