Better check availability before deciding anything. Reloading has gotten hot with the shortage of ammo now, Mfgrs are swamped with orders, look around for some used loaders
That must have a while back. They have two people that answer questions now. People would prefer the government give them free cash. I know the people there very wellI have had both . I am down to the spolar . Better customer service . But maybe the guy that didn't want to answer questions at Ponswarren is no longer there .
With the Spolar you need to cycle the powder and shot bottles on and off as you begin and end your reloading session. That was hard for me to get used to and still gets me on occasion. With the bottles in the off position you have access to both the shot and powder bushings simply by cycling the machine. To empty the bottles there is a third position you move the bottle to that puts it over a drain tube. Here too you need to cycle the machine so as you move the bottle over the bar when the bushing is not under the bottle otherwise you will fill it up.Since this topic came up (Spolar vs PW), I have some questions about the Spolar and PW 800 plus and maybe the PW Patriot. There are features on the MEC9000 that I appreciate and am wondering if the Spolar or either of the PM machines have them or something similar.
The features are:
1. Hull controlled drop for powder and shot
2. The bottle tip back feature for changing powder or shot
I don't see Hull controlled drop mentioned on the website for the Spolar. I do see it mentioned for the Patriot but not the 800 Plus. I read some of the 800 plus manual and it talks about a manual on off feature that you have to sequence at the right time during startup and shut down. Hull controlled drop seems like a good idea so wondering if the Spolar has it and why it isn't on the 800 plus.
Same for the bottle tip back. This seems like a good idea. If PW's and Spolar don't have it, how do you change powder or shot bottles without dumping material or leaving a charge in the bushings?