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What model of MEC reloader is better?

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  1. dutchman1968

    dutchman1968 Member

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    I was thinking on getting a MEC reloader sometime in the near future. I have used a sizemaster before and liked it but my son shoots with me now, which is exciting so I want to get a progresive reloader but something that is easy to use. So that leaves the 650, 8567 grabber or the 9000. So I am looking for some good opinons and experiances. BTW the sizemaster is not mine so I do not have a reloader now.

    Thank you Troy TerHaar
     
  2. tanda1

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    Get the 9000.
     
  3. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned

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    The 9000 or the 8567, the latter one you have to move the shells by hand, the 9000 moves by itself, but I have had three 9000's but I now use the 8567 w/adjustable charging bar so I can dial in powder and shot chargess using my digital powder scale, I would also reccomend the use of Promo Powder it is the most economical powder out there and Alliants best selling powder, also get a digital powder scale.

    Gary Bryant
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  4. Chichay

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    9000E. All you need to do is press two buttons simultaneously until the machine reaches the bottom stroke (indicated by a light), then release both buttons and the machine continues on to the top position (again indicated by a light), automatically indexing. Put a new empty on station 1 and a wad on station 3 and press the two buttons again. The automate on the machine is very quiet, a plus for apartment or condo dwellers. Chichay
     
  5. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    MEC 9000H.
     
  6. Old Cowboy

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    Get the 9000
     
  7. Rufus80

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    I have a MEC 8567Grabber and love it. Bought it used for $200. If buying new the price difference between a MEC Grabber and a basic 9000 is not very much. Go for the 9000.
     
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    The 650 does not re-size the shell, that is a seperate operation either by re-doing the loader or purchasing a seperate re-sizer from MEC
     
  9. SPACE GUN

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    9000H the best,fastest and the last one you will ever have to buy!
     
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    Does the 9000 resize the base?
     
  11. AlanM

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    I have had both Mec's, and I agree with BeBop , buy a RCBS Grand.

    Alan
     
  12. X Trap 2

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    I had a grabber and stepped up to the 9000 to get the auto index.

    I did not like the 9000 extra pressure on the up stroke to make it index. Sold it. Auto index messed up at times also.

    I also bought a hydraulic but never used it. Sold it.

    I just like my old grabber. It does take longer and more effort but that is ok with me. Loaded 25,000 plus in one year. Ray
     
  13. Jawhawker

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    Specifically what is meant by "best"? How many rounds a year will you load?

    I would think a Grabber or GN either one would suffice for your needs. GN spits off turntable thus slightly faster in that respect.
     
  14. maka

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    Buy a Grabber but get a new 200 capcity primer tray if the one you might buy does not.
     
  15. dutchman1968

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    I got really good with the sizemaster, but I think a progressive would be better. If the grabber does not index, what's the purpose of the 650 or grabber? Seems like more work than the sizemaster.
     
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    If you like to box your shells when they come off the loader, buy the Grabber. If you like to put them in a bucket and/or box then later, buy the 9000. I have both. I prefer the 9000.

    You can disable the auto rotation on the 9000 and have the 9000 work both ways. Whatever you like best. I would not recommend the 650,compared to the other models. Later you can add an Auto-mate to the grabber or the 9000.

    In our area a used Grabber, in good shape, sells for around $220 to $250. The 9000 go for around $300 to $325. Ask around the gun club and you might find someone with one they're not using.

    Good luck,
    Ajax
     
  17. dutchman1968

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    What's the N letter after the model number stand for. I know and 9000H is hydrolic. What's the others.
     
  18. Bentley998

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    I have two 600's (12& 20 ga) and have owned a 650 and a grabber
    That having been said my 9000G is the go-to machine
    Acknowledge this machine is designed by Rube Goldberg with technical advice from Satan himself.
    That said
    Once adjusted there is very little spilled shot or powder and a box of shells can be done in 6-7 minutes at a leisurely pace.
    The new primer feedeer is worth the money -it too requires tweeking before correct operation can be had
    I will buy another 9000 in 20 gauge when I see one offered at a reasonable price.
    Spend the extra money and have a great time
     
  19. Ajax

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    The "N" stands for the new primer feed.

    Ajax
     
  20. Pull & Mark

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    I say keep the sizemaster and let your son reload for the both of you. If your paying for the targets and components, your son can pull the handle many times and you'll have all the finished shells you will ever need. Make sure he does his homework before he reloads during the week. You will never get a better shell on any loader. Break em all Jeff
     
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