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I was reloading the other day, getting ready for a shoot, when my MEC 9000H came to the top of the up stroke, and low and behold there were LEGS coming out of my powder drop tube. Upon immediate investigation, I found one of those DAMN STINK BUGS had crawled into my empty hulls,and well,plugged up the works.

Luckily I caught it in time,that I only had to clean the bug stink, from hull, and found only a double charge in the drop tube.

SO...PLEASE check your hulls here in the north east, until these pesky bugs are gone.

I have had the same issue with spiders too once in a while.

Just a fair warning.
 

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I've always found that Stink bugs add a tracer effect to the shell, while spiders simply lengthen the burning time of the powder a bit.

You just need to add a little more powder either way and quit whining.
 

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Tri-Tec 14 Fly Repellant, kills Stink Bugs within 30 seconds of being sprayed and will continue to kill them in areas sprayed for 3 more days. Found at horse supply stores or tractor supply stores. A tad expensive, 74 bucks a gallon but a little goes a long ways. Also sold in quart size spray, @ 25 bucks a quart. My back porch/deck door, exposed to the sun has 100's of them in late after noon. I hit them with the spray and for the next 3-4 days I'm steady sweeping piles of them off the porch. Heard good reports on a product call Tel-Star also, but haven't had the need to use it. Southern States sells Tel-Star, about the same price per quart. I keep a old 16 ga. single shot in my shop. Haven't looked at it for 6 months or so. Last week I decided to run a patch thru the bore. The barrel was completly packed with stink bugs. I mean 100's of the critters, packed full. It now has a hunk of masking tape over the barrel.
 
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