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what about them spolars

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by g7777777, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. g7777777

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    Those spolars are several times better than their nearest competitor

    what a great reloader

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  2. rooferbob

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    Best of the best!
     
  3. jsa3107

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    Gene

    Do you even own a spolar?????
     
  4. itsnotyou

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    I am going out to load on mine right now, Love that machine.


    Jack
     
  5. Didreckson

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    Obvious effort to start some debate that will degenerate into a 5th grade school yard fight, complete with 12th grade name calling.

    I have no doubt that Spolar is a terrific, if not "the" best reloader available, so what is the point to the post?
     
  6. g7777777

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    They arent a reloader Didreckon

    They are actually a pleasure to work with- its enjoyable to reload on them

    werent you trying to by a used one awhile ago?

    regards from Iowa

    Gene

    Just very relaxing and enjoyable to reload on one-- not sure I can say that about any other reloader
     
  7. Didreckson

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    Gene,

    I agree, Spolar is a real pleasure to deal with. I bought hydraulic from them to go on my PW 800+. I happen to think it is a slick setup, but to evaluate spolar as best, or PW as best, that is very subjective.

    I like the shell feeder, so unless and until Spolar has one, they are not high on my dance card of new toys. I like Spolar hydraulic over PW for the simple reason of the electronic foot control. It works well, and was simple to setup. Several TS.com'ers pointed that out, so it was an easy choice.

    I have never had to work with PW directly, as they have a secret weapon by the name of Whiz, and he is every bit as great a resource as Dicksie and Carter, who I think are tops as well.

    If I found a used Spolar laying around, I might no doubt be tempted for sure. I was bagging Mec and evaluating spolar and PW about a year ago or so, so yes I was scouting around for both. Just went PW for feeder.
     
  8. BIGDON

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    I don't believe I'm agreeing with G7777777777 on something.

    I have had a Spolar for years and I don't know how many 1,000's of re-manufactured shells. My opinion is there is no comparison.

    Don
     
  9. fssberson

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    For those of us who have placed our Spolar in the garage, the coffee table was too low, it seems to work just fine and do what it was designed for. My wife accuses me of liking the Spolar better than her... not so... I love my Spolar, then my wife--- oops wrong... it is Spolar, Mach One, then wife. One has to get their priorities straight. Fred
     
  10. oleolliedawg

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    And to think I own two of 'em. Kinda like 1100's-always have an extra in case one breaks!!
     
  11. Hauxfan

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    Gee, ollie, I didn't know they broke down often enough to keep a spare handy.

    Thanks for the info.

    Hauxfan!
     
  12. 1Ljutic1

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    After all this talk about how wonderful this machine is, I may just get back into reloading. Steve
    PS-of course I need to get that P/W also so I can check them both out
     
  13. skinitback777

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    My question is if I sell my mec 9000G and bought a spolar how log at todays shot prices would it take to pay for it self over buying cheap shells for practice and top shelf shells for comp., Shooting around 10 thousand rounds a year.
     
  14. Hitapair

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    JCS- You can't see if a primer went into the machine? What are you talking about? I have no problem seeing it on mine.
     
  15. CharlesR1100

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    There's about 15 guys, total, on the entire TS.com site who do not use MECs. They love to tell the rest of us.
     
  16. oleolliedawg

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    Haux, I'm still trying to break my first one but I can never get rid of my 1100 mentality!!
     
  17. Hauxfan

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    Well, Ollie, I hear that they are an awesome reloader. But in over 30 years of reloading, I've never wore a Mec out, so I never needed to have a spare one on hand.

    Hauxfan!
     
  18. dverna

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    I have both a Spolar hydraulic and an 800+ (with shell feeder).

    I do over 80% of my reloading on the PW as the Spolar is set up to load GM hulls and it does not do as good a job on the AA's as the PW. (I know it can be adjusted but I hate fretting with crap like that)

    The GM's come out great on the Spolar but I actually load faster on the PW - must be my lack of experience with the hydraulic Spolar.

    I love both machines. I was planning on selling the PW but decided to get a hydraulic for it too. I have not had time to set th unit up yet - maybe the next rainy weekend.
     
  19. g7777777

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    loading on a spolar is nearly as much fun as shooting

    it is fun

    so what is that worth?


    regards

    Gene
     
  20. Gary Waalkes

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    Sorry Bar Fin, my Mecs will do 400/hr, but I usually go a bit slower than that. I have a PW for the .410 and it is a really nice machine as well. I am not a tite-wad, but I will be honest here and say that I cannot convince myself the $1600.00 400 shell per hour Spolar makes better shells than my 400 shell per hour MEC. I have 3 shotshell reloaders, the MECS are set up for 1 1/8 oz and 1 oz shells, the PW is for the .410. Total cost for all three is less than one Spolar. for the Spolar fans, you have not described a single feature of the Spolar that makes it worth all the money. why would I actually spring for $1,600.00 and still have a machine that can load 400/hr, just like my MECs??
     
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