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How much powder fits in the short MEC jug? How much shot fits in the tall jug?


I know the answers will be approximate due to density issues.
 

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I always keep my small MEC powder bottle at least 1/2 full and never fill the large shot bottle more than 1/2 full. No science behind this, I just like them this way.

When I load for games using 5, 6, or 7 size shot, I only fill the shot bottle about 1/8 full. With larger shot, I sometimes get the shot clumped together in the bushing and the shot will not completely drop. I don't load many of these shells so it is not a big problem. I do a firm downstroke and immediately check to see that all the shot dropped.

Ed Ward
 

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Not near enough. I love my new 366 tubes from Jim Skeel. The shot holds over 25lbs and the powder over 1lb if not 2lbs.
 

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grntitan,

I disagree.

I think the small bottle is just right for target loads. I like to load in lots of 100. So the small bottle is just enough for 100 1 1/8 oz loads. Comes out about 2 cups of shot and about 1 cup of powder.
 

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Ed Ward,
for the games loads,I changed over to the steel shot drop tube. With the larger inside diameter, your larger lead shot will not (clump) bridge. Works for me.

Clyde Doll
 
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