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I am not looking for the obvious answer "buy a new loader"

I currently am using a MEC 650n progressive reloader. It works just fine however, shell sizing is a seperate step. I reload for me, my friend, his son, my son and two of my sons friends. So with that many different guns re-sizing is a must.

Just this morning I was handed a MEC 76 grabber. It is missing a great deal of parts. bottles,bar lock,spindex (and parts), wad guide fingets and clip, entire primer seating part not to mention the primer feed tray.

My question is can I frankenstien the two loaders to make one. Using the parts listed above from my 650n. the end result would be a 650N with a sizer.

Thanks for your input.
Craig
 

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I do have a re-sizer.

I was just hoping that by combining the two machines I can eliminate the seperate sizing step all together.
 

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Reddeath:

I have used a MEC 650 for more years than I care to count. A fellow once loaned a box of shells to me and they were just enough out of specification that it caused some 'hang-ups' during the operation of the mechanism of my Remington 1100.

Consequently I have always resized my hulls as a seperate operation. I use a MEC "CaseConditioner". Simple. Effective and provides an additional opportunity to eispect my hulls. Perhaps there are some available out there.

Good luck.

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Reddeath,

The answer is YES SIR, You should be able to take the parts that you said were missing from the GRABBER and use the ones from your 650. Then if the parts don't fit(I'm guessing maybe the Primer seat) then you are only going to have to buy the parts that don't work on it. I totally see it working with the parts from the 650.
 

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Even if you bought replacement parts for the Grabber, you would still be way ahead of the game, cost wise. If money is an issue, I would go to Ebay and buy used parts. FWIW. JM
 

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Craig: I own an 18yr. old Grabber which I just took to Mec to have rebuilt. In addition to replacing many worn parts I had a new style primer tray instaled. A new Grabber currently cost approx. $400.00. It cost me $250 and it is like having a new loader again. Call Rick Gilbert @ Mec 1-800.797-4632. Explain to him what you have and he will either tell you what parts you need or what it might cost for them to do it. Mec is located in Mayville WI. 53010. Good Luck.
 

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If you like the 650 you will simply love the grabber. I have several grabbers and a couple of 650's and day and night is the difference being able to resize in one operation. Since the shells are being shot in several guns resizing is a must. It will be worth your money to fix the grabber. Jackie B.
 

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i think its time for the guys you are loading for to buy you a nice gift of a new or used 9000 g and sell the other stuff on ebay that would make loading and shooting more fun ted
 
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