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Got a mec jr

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by bob_fuller, Jan 3, 2010.


  1. bob_fuller

    bob_fuller
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    Picked up a mec jr in 12 gauge yesterrday as a Christmas present to myself. I cranked out 50 beautiful rounds last night... I love this thing. That is all
     

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  2. Kentucky Shooter

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    I bought mine used in 1982 and it is still very serviceable. Great re-loader!!
     

  3. CaptToyota

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    Had my 600JR since maybe 1988/1989 era.. good press, aint loaded anything in a long time with it.

    Need to get some replacement bottles, neck cracked right off 1 of them a long time ago
     
  4. GioaJack

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    The only way you can go wrong with a MEC is if you drop it on your foot.

    Jack
     
  5. TheLastBoyscout

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    I have one. Probably have loaded close to 2500 rounds on it in the last year and a half. Great unit, easy to use and did'nt break the bank to get one.
     
  6. BuffaloBo

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    Last fall I bought a used versa-mec (pre 82) for a song. Polished it up a bit, bought a 6 point crimp starter and a couple new plastic bottles from the factory, and I'm good to go. I think it is almost identical to the 600 jr.
     
  7. srd

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    You cant go wrong with the 600 jr. That design has been around for a long time. Thats why i bought one for my daughter. great investment and will last for a long time with parts readily available if need be.
     
  8. Patrick Graham

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    I got my MEC 600 JR in 1978.

    I Finally had to take it off my reloading bench last year to make room for a marble slab for the digital scale.
     
  9. Three-Five-Seven

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    I've owned other, more complicated MEC loaders, but have gone back to the 600 jr. for all of my loading. It is so fool proof, unlike me. I never get in trouble with it, unless I forget to advance the shell before dropping powder. It's time to quit if that happens.