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 Post subject: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:39 pm 
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I have a MEC Super Speeder 400 that needs a few parts to get it working again. I have no need for two 12 -gauge reloaders and my other is fine. Should I spend the money to get this thing functional and try to sell it--- is it worth anything as is? Or should I just put it in my trophy room as a decoration? Not sure if this is something people want or not. Any advice?


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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Mec is not offering support for that press any longer. Use it as a keepsake!

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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:18 pm 
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Couple years ago I gave one of these to a young guy in our club (I still had all the parts from 1966 when I bough it used for $15) and he is still loading on it now. So for a starter setup for someone you cannot beat it -

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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:35 pm 
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That model had a separate "Crimp Sleave" that was often lost or missing but essential for the press to be usable. You may look long and hard to find one for you gauge. (I have a spare for a 10 ga. ). Crimp starters can be the old Lee white nylon hand helds if you need one. I think wad fingers are still available and if not, then again the black Lee hand helds can fill in. You will not find a better crimp on the old paper shells than the one a 400 will produce! Best Wishes, Bud

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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:21 pm 
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I have a bag full of crimp sleeves and about three or four of the Lee white crimp starters. Just not sure how it all goes together.


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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:07 pm 
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The sleeves don't attach to the press. They slide on the hull as seperate operations. You can download a Manual from this page:

http://www.mecreloaders.com/OwnerManual ... anuals.asp

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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:14 pm 
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i'm looking for parts. do you still have this reloader?


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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Thanks for the link .45 Colt. That manual explains a lot. I couldn't figure out how to make it work. Looks like I have everything I need.

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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Hi:

I would not use this press as it has one fatal flaw. The shot bottle threads become loose from being shaken when the press is being used. I spent many hours picking up shot from my kitchen floor circa. 1962 when I was using the 400 to load trap shells. As you know, the bottles move up and down as the press is operated puttting a stress on the threads that will soon be worn to a point where they do not hold well and the botttle will fall off of the press.

Buy a more moderen press that does not shake the bottles and avoid many problems!


Good luck,

Franchi


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 Post subject: Re: MEC Super Speeder 400
PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:02 am 
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I have two MEC Speeder 400 loaders, one 12 guage and one 20 gauge and in neither one do "the bottles move up and down as the press is operated". I don't know what you are talking about or which model you may be confused with. Best Wishes, Bud

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