MEC Lead Shot Skeet Special Charge Bar for Single-Stage
MEC Charge Bars accommodate MEC Powder Bushings and they regulate the amount of shot that is dropped with a volumetric measurement. Skeet Special charge bars are specifically sized to drop #9 shot for competition skeet loads.
MEC makes six different charge bar series for different machines and shot types:
Volumetric Shot Drops: Charge Bars drop shot by volume and not by weight. Therefore, the weights listed on the bar are only a guideline; it does not guarantee what weight will actually drop. This is because the density and size of different pellets can and do vary. Therefore, it is essential that you check the actual weight of the shot that is dropped with a reliable powder scale, such as the BallistiScale Max . After checking a couple drops, you will know what your bar is dropping.
Additionally, the Skeet Special bars are designed to drop slightly under the ounces listed on the bar so the shooter does not exceed the legal load amount for competition and is NSSA-compliant. Skeet Special bars were calibrated with chilled lead shot pellets, if you use magnum lead shot pellets the charge will be lighter still.
The Adjusta-Drop adjustable charge bar is an alternative product that may save you money and storage space. Some people prefer using their bushings with original MEC Charge Bars, while others like the universal adjustability of the Adjusta-Drop adjustable charge bar .
Hot-Rodding Your MEC Reloader:
You can improve MEC performance with just a couple convenient accessories:
Better Crimps: When loading new/primed hulls, your crimps may not stay closed if you are using a standard plastic crimp starter. The Super Crown Crimp Starter is designed to put a lasting crimp memory into new plastic, essential for tight and functional crimps on new hulls. The Super Crown also provides better crimps on once-fired hulls too.
Priming: The EZ Prime auto primer feed (#285CA) can be added to the 600JR. EZ Prime dispenses primers automatically, which is a great time saver and a calming influence when loading. (*The automatic primer feed feature is not available for .410 reloaders.)
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