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I have been looking into getting a reloading press for some time now (and am especially inclined after buying some buckshot/slugs). The MECs look good, but I was wondering whether they all resize the shells or not, and how important shell resizing is. Also, can I reload slugs?Thanks.
 

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I've been looking around and investigating reloaders for some time now. I have been informed that MEC is a great company to go through. There are many different type of MEC reloaders out there though. So it depends on how much and what you want to load. Steel isn't great to use if using any MEC reloaders without having a steel shot converter or otherwise you can get the Steelmaster Reloader for about $175.00. The converters cost around $30 that I've seen. If using lead shot, you have a choice of having a single stage or progressive type reloader. A progressive means that you are working on 6 shells every time you press the lever down. These can pump out 8-10 boxes in just over an hour once you get a good rhythm down. One problem with these, is the fact that you have to watch what you're doing due to so much activity happening at once. Whereas the single stage, you worry about one shell and the production of it. The resizing can be done by a separate machine that is about $50 called a MEC Supersizer. Or on most newer models they will have a "collet" that'll do it in the motion of your reloading. Resizing is important when you are using the reloads in different guns. An important fact about reloading is to keep your reloads going into the same gun since every gun is different.
 

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How did that help? If you've got anymore questions have at it. I'll do what I can to answer them for ya. When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
 

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I looked at MEC's site, and it looks to me like you have to bolt these things down to a workbench or table. Do you have to bolt down the four corners of the base? I don't have a good work area as of now but if I bought a reloader, I could build a small workbench to mount it to. So, is that necessary to use the machine? I would think so.
 

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You need to mount it to something. If you do not have a proper work space you can mount it to a board which you can then just set on a table. If you don't have the manual you can down load it from mecs site. They explain some mounting options. Good luck, I am going through the same dilema with an older mec I just got.
 

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My MEC 600 Mark V is bolted to a piece of 5/8 in board about the size of a double kitchen sink. Works fine as long as it is sitting on a stable surface, like the kitchen sink :lol Edited by: MTaylor at: 1/30/03 11:55:05 am
 

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Wow, that was very helpful. Thanks. :) I'd really like the 8567, since it seems to do a more thorough re-sizing than the 650, and if I have to get a super sizer on top of the 650, I wouldn't be saving much anyway.Thanks again!
 

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Glad we could help you out. Any other questions just throw them out, I'll try and catch them:) When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
 
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