i have a Mec 9000 12 ga machine already that I’ve had for years. Are still as good ? Better ? Any new reloaders out there ? Btw I’m looking for a 20 ga.
How much do you shoot your 20a, you need a progressive press?
This is the direction I’m heading. If I get a hydraulic 20 I’ll convert my 12 also. Only makes sense. I think you can hook both up at the same time so you don’t have to disconnect and switch.For the money, nothing beats a 9000 hydraulic if possible. With a quick disconnect you can switch machines in 10 seconds. I can make over 750 shells in an hour.
I do, I have a directional control valve for that purpose. Once I get my garage finished I’ll have a dedicated reloading area that will have enough room for 2/3 machines plus cleaning maintenance space. Just need to convert my non hyd reloader over.Can't connect both at the same time unless you have a valve to be able to turn one off when using the other. Otherwise, you're compressing both when you press the hydraulic paddle. It is super quick to use the quick release plus you don't have to have multiple machines on your work table. I keep three machines under the bench table and one on my reloading table. Literally, the switch takes 10 seconds