Universal loading bar ????????

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by partsman, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. partsman

    partsman

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Location:
    s.e. pa
    anybody use them ? I just bought a couple of used mec shotgun loaders and there was one in the box of parts. tried doing a google, found them for sale byt no real instructions on how to set them up, any advice??
     
  2. GLShooter

    GLShooter

    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ

  3. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

    Messages:
    10,016
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Location:
    Conifer, CO


    'The cat's pajamas'... wait a minute, wait a minute... oh yeah... OLD GUY, OLD GUY! :supergrin:

    Jack
     
  4. partsman

    partsman

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Location:
    s.e. pa
    thank you thats what i have been looking for, not sure why i couldnt find.
    seems anytime i use google anymore its all adds to buy things.........
     
  5. Manofprint

    Manofprint

    Messages:
    655
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Location:
    South FL
    I love mine
    Its great for changing recipies
     
  6. Myke_Hart

    Myke_Hart Handloader

    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Location:
    Mount Eden, KY
    It is all I will use.

    Allows you to adjust on the fly without the trial and error of bushings.

    The only way to fly is universal powder bars! :supergrin:
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  7. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

    Messages:
    12,236
    Likes Received:
    1,019
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Location:
    Southern Maryland
    Call me old fashioned.

    I had one for my MEC 600 Jr. I didn't like it, at all.
    Kept it in the cabinet for years.

    Somebody on the old rec.guns site was looking for one.
    He offered to buy it for what I paid for it.

    I'll take the old MEC chargebars. (I don't load anything other my 'pet loads', anyway.) 18.0 grs Red Dot and 1-1/8 oz of shot.
     
  8. partsman

    partsman

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Location:
    s.e. pa
    i like the way you can adjust it, on the fly. I found a great deal on 16 lbs of american select and i was loading at 20 gr of powder with an 1 1/4 oz of shot but i put the dials where the chart said and it was no where near by there chart i think it was around a 6.9 should have given me a 20 gr load but after weighing it i think it only gave me a 17 gr load and for #8 shot chilled led their numbers didnt even 7/8 of an oz. am i doing something wrong.
    it is "c" model universal load bar...............
     
  9. Myke_Hart

    Myke_Hart Handloader

    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Location:
    Mount Eden, KY
    I can't say I use the chart. I may have once or twice. I use it just like my other progressives powder throw. Start with a a good guess and then increase the opening until I get the charge I want. If you go over back down it past where you want to be and then bring it back up again. The powder fluffer helps and you need to run your powder tube at least half full. It needs the weight. At least that is how it works for me.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  10. partsman

    partsman

    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Location:
    s.e. pa
    powder fluffer ??? is that the spacer beetween the bar and your bottle in the pic, i didnt get one of them........
     
  11. Bobshouse

    Bobshouse

    Messages:
    806
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2009
    Location:
    Lompoc, California
    Sorry, never a fan of those adjustable bars....to afraid they will "move" on you causing problems.
     
  12. GLShooter

    GLShooter

    Messages:
    403
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have been using mine to load 2" 12 gauge hulls on a 650 and wanted to adjust the components with a little more ease than using the powder and shot inserts. I had the ones I needed for 12 gauge but I guess I like gadgets.

    When I got a 28 gauge it was obvious that I needed to load for it and the powder loads were so light that the bushings I had would not handle them. Rather than fight that I just got the adjustable bar for the MEC 650 I paid $25.00 for new in the box.

    I have never had one change settings on me and my 9000 G just keeps a humming with it turning out my sporting clays stuff.

    Greg
     
  13. Myke_Hart

    Myke_Hart Handloader

    Messages:
    1,858
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Location:
    Mount Eden, KY
    Yep, thats it. The gray spacer on the far left. It is a powder seperator of sorts and it comes with the universal bar. The directions say to use it. It seems to work.

    They call it a powder baffle.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010