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 Post subject: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:51 pm 
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I have been using the 3/4 oz skeet charge bar with 8 not 9 shot and noticed the crimps are a bit dished. Should I get a 3/4 oz regular bar to use with 8 and 71/2 shot?




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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:02 pm 
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I use the regular bar for both 7 1/2 and 9's. Can't tell a bit of difference in the crimps.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:10 pm 
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I have been using the 3/4 oz skeet charge bar with 8 not 9 shot and noticed the crimps are a bit dished. Should I get a 3/4 oz regular bar to use with 8 and 71/2 shot?

You will have to modify any Mec 3/4 bar to actually get 3/4 oz so go ahead and modify your Skeet Special bar to get the full 3/4 oz of whatever shot you are using.
If you are loading 3/4 into 12 gauge hulls, you may need to change your wads.
You did not mention the gauge that you are loading.

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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:52 pm 
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The skeet charge bars are purposely made to be slightly under the stated charge weight, even with chilled lead #9 shot, to ensure that the ammo you reload is legal for skeet.

It's the same thing with tournament fishing line, which is guaranteed to break at or under the stated test weight to make sure the line is legal in a fishing tournament.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:50 pm 
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thanks all. 12 gauge. I thought there might be less pellets with 8 shot in the skeet special (given it was configured for 9 shot) but that makes sense they would be under the stated weight for tournaments.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:41 pm 
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I drilled my skeet bar.



I do not shoot registered. I mistakenly ordered a skeet bar. I drilled it.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Just drill it or use a rat tail file and take out a little bit out and weigh the shot charge after each time. Most if not all throw light.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:43 am 
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thanks all. will drill it a little at a time.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:16 pm 
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Since you are loading 3/4 oz in a 12 ga, I am curious as to why you care so much that it is dropping a little bit light? What does it hurt?

If you feel you aren't getting enough pellets in your load, bump up to 7/8 oz.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:53 am 
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i used a skeet bar for european load equivalents, thats 3/4oz or 21grams in old money. i general get alot less because i`m shooting hard italian #9s. but it all fits in the hull with no dishing because its fibre wad stacked.


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 Post subject: Re: mec 3/4 oz skeet vs 3/4 oz regular charge bars
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:12 pm 
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What does your drop weigh?

But ya, Mec tends to drop light and even lighter with a skeet bar.

Volume in your shell would be unaffected by shot size.



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