All MEC reloading presses except the 650 resize the brass.hubcap said:The 9000 also sizes the brass which eliminates any problems with closing the bolt on a pump or auto.
Though Mec loaders may be the most common in use out there, I suspect that's largely due to the fact that they are pretty reasonably priced compared to some others. Many loaders use them successfully and like them. And that's great.....I'm not about to start maligning them. But yet there seems to be quite a bit of discussion from time to time on this board and others about problems with them and how to rectify those problems.I've got a 20 gauge 9000G right now that I'm very seriously considering dumping on eBay and getting another Grabber. Or, I may simply remove every piece of its auto-indexing junk and turn it into a very expensive Grabber.
Bottom line: I hate the damned thing.
If a PW loader fits into your budget....I would recommend any one of them for many years of virtually trouble free reloading. I'm not suggesting they will NEVER fail...but I am suggesting that if good quality and reliability are important to you....I think they are a good choice if they are within your budget. Get one, set it up, learn it...and enjoy your reloading.I was wondering, what are some good reliable reloaders
I should have added there that I love MEC Grabbers, and consider them the absolutely best progressive press on the planet for the money.Case said:Bottom line: I hate the damned thing.
I shoot 150-200 shells a weekend. I shoot 20, 28, and .410. The three 600Jrs I have keep me well supplied.12_gauge_shooter Posted:I am going to be loading target loads. I will be using 1 ounce or 7/8 ounce loads. I used one of those reloading calculators and fiqured out I could make a decent box of shells for about 2.60. 1200 f.p.s velocity. I am going to be buying in bulk. I'm just not sure about shot yet.
Even at $2.60 a box you'll save a good bit of money over low-cost promos -- if you do enough shooting.12_gauge_shooter said:I could make a decent box of shells for about 2.60. 1200 f.p.s velocity. I am going to be buying in bulk. I'm just not sure about shot yet.
Either that or the Sizemaster is a no-brainer to use.So you are saying that the 600 jr. is easy to use? Are the more advanced ones more complicated or easier