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 Post subject: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:51 am 
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I found this out by accident the other day while working in the shop.
Buy a steel bar for 7/8 oz. of #1-#4 shot like this

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Remove the "lip" from the MEC powder bushing so it looks like this

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Drop it in the shot side of the bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:31 pm 
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YevetS wrote:
I found this out by accident the other day while working in the shop.
Buy a steel bar for 7/8 oz. of #1-#4 shot like this

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Remove the "lip" from the MEC powder bushing so it looks like this

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Drop it in the shot side of the bar.

Steve

Dang, I think that I would rather make a shot bushing than modify a $ bushing like that.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:12 pm 
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Curly N wrote:
Dang, I think that I would rather make a shot bushing than modify a $ bushing like that.


For some of us yes thats the way to go. But for those without a lathe a MEC bushing can be modified with a disc sander, belt sander, Dremil tool or file. It only has to be fit close because you can always put it in upside down so the factory diameter is up.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:11 pm 
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Great idea Steve,, but they sell both single stage and progressive slide bars with the dual bushing holes of ebay.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:33 pm 
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Tailchaser wrote:
Great idea Steve,, but they sell both single stage and progressive slide bars with the dual bushing holes of ebay.


Very true they do. This one has the rubber insert.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:51 pm 
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It's a good tip thanx.


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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:09 pm 
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.....or just buy the after market bar that takes a bushing on both shot and powder side......about $15.


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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:34 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
.....or just buy the after market bar that takes a bushing on both shot and powder side......about $15.



More like $25.00 on your door step and like I said in an early post this one has the rubber insert.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MEC-ADJUSTABLE ... XQ3kNTik4G

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:16 pm 
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Good find Steve.

Just to clarify, if the powder bush is modified but still full height, how does the rubber insert come into play?

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:47 pm 
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ooze wrote:
Just to clarify, if the powder bush is modified but still full height, how does the rubber insert come into play?


Because the powder bushing is still 1" OAL when you are done removing the lip from the OD.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:48 pm 
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Steve,

That's what I was thinking.

So the rubber bushing has no effect on the shearing of the shot using this system, or are you cutting a slot out of the bush to expose the shot to the rubber dogbone?

Just in case I am missing something. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:01 pm 
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ooze wrote:
So the rubber bushing has no effect on the shearing of the shot using this system,


The rubber insert works just as well on this as it does on a stock bar.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:46 am 
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ooze wrote:
, or are you cutting a slot out of the bush to expose the shot to the rubber dogbone?



I have no idea what you mean by this.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:19 pm 
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This one makes mine look cheap! LOL

https://www.ebay.com/itm/UNIVERSAL-CHAR ... SwJ9dgOu1j

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:10 pm 
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"Tailchaser wrote:

Great idea Steve,, but they sell both single stage and progressive slide bars with the dual bushing holes of ebay.


Very true they do. This one has the rubber insert."

Steve

I asked the question about the slot because you pointed out the difference between the style Tailchaser mentioned and your version was that yours has the rubber insert.

I was trying to understand what advantage having the rubber insert provides. They way I understand it, if you use a full height modified powder bush as in your design, having the rubber insert offers no advantage at all as the shot would still be trying to "sheared" by the aluminium bush, not gently persuaded out of the way by the rubber insert as the charge bar moves back.

Not knocking your idea at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:45 pm 
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YevetS wrote:
John Henry wrote:
.....or just buy the after market bar that takes a bushing on both shot and powder side......about $15.



More like $25.00 on your door step and like I said in an early post this one has the rubber insert.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MEC-ADJUSTABLE ... XQ3kNTik4G

Steve


When I clicked on that link, it showed the bar for $18 plus shipping, while the same page had the steel bar for $21 plus shipping........


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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:58 pm 
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John Henry wrote:
YevetS wrote:
John Henry wrote:
.....or just buy the after market bar that takes a bushing on both shot and powder side......about $15.



More like $25.00 on your door step and like I said in an early post this one has the rubber insert.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MEC-ADJUSTABLE ... XQ3kNTik4G

Steve


When I clicked on that link, it showed the bar for $18 plus shipping, while the same page had the steel bar for $21 plus shipping........


Yes, so what is your point?? IMHO the steel bar version is better because it has the rubber insert.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:58 pm 
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Yes, so what is your point?? IMHO the steel bar version is better because it has the rubber insert.

Steve[/quote]


Hi Steve,

this comment refers to my question.

From what I can understand, the rubber insert would not be able to act as intended as it would be riding against the outside of the modified bush, and therefore be of no advantage at all?

I like your mod, I am just trying to make sure I understand it correctly. {hs#

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:14 am 
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ooze wrote:
From what I can understand, the rubber insert would not be able to act as intended as it would be riding against the outside of the modified bush, and therefore be of no advantage at all?


You take a counter sink drill bit and flair/taper that end of the bushing until it mates up with the rubber insert perfectly.

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 Post subject: Re: Easily Made Adjustable Bar
PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:26 pm 
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Aha! Now I've got it. :oops:

Thanks for your patience!

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