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Up til now reloading e3 for 1 oz and also 7/8 I've had no problems on a Mec 600 Jr. with remington hulls.

I recently got some 700-x powder locally and had an issue. My 7/8 Mec bar throws light at 0.84 oz wich is 24 grams (using 8.5 shot). From the Hodgen 24 gm data 15-18.5 grains of 700-x and a Fed 209A primer in a remington hull uses a CB1100-12 wad as one choice.

I used this wad however the crimp was way too far dished in (so pellets would run out the hole). Seems as though a 1 oz wad is too big even though Hodgen said it should work as listed.

Tried a CB0178 wad and was much better but the crimp was still a little dished in. A CB0175 was really good or a little the other way as far as crimping.

FWIW They also give a 3/4 oz load for the same components with CB0175 and a max of 16.5 grains at 11,400 psi and 1300 fps. Hence I have a little too much shot for that max load.

Suggestions? Reduce powder a little and use the CB0175? Drop down to a Win 209 primer? Go with the CB0178 wad?

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mr. obvious, you might be useing to much powder for that load,unless you want speeds of around 1400 fps...16 grains& a true 1 oz.of shot & that cb1100 wad in rem.hull w/win.primer will be around 1200 fps. & crimp nicely.all the mec.charge bars iv,e had weigh lite in shot....an ajustable charge bar& a conogragh might be the trick.
 

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Since your using a single stage, just drop one or two dried navy beans in the bottom of the shot cup before you drop the shot. Some guys use cheerios and others use spent primers. Do not use the old primers.

Wayne
 
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