MEC Short Kit (*select gauge in Options)

MEC Short Kit (*select gauge in Options)
Item Number: 1308849
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Detailed Description

MEC Short Kit #8849

This clever kit allows you to convert your 600JR, Sizemaster, or Steelmaster reloader to load shortened shells. Just leave your loader adjusted for long hulls and change to shorter shells by simply inserting the machined plate. Convert 3" loaders to 2-3/4" or 2-3/4" loaders to 2-1/2". Includes riser plate and shell holder. For single stage loaders only.

Graphic: The photo above shows how this kit works. The 2-1/2" 28ga shell on the right is raised by the plate and allows for normal reloader functions. The 2-3/4" 28ga shell on the left is for pictured for reference. All kits work in essentially the same manner.

Kit #8849 is available in gauges:

  • 12ga and 20ga
  • 28ga

Curmudgeon's Loading Tips:

Resizing high-brass hulls: If you are experience resistence when resizing high-brass hulls, try just a little bit of Mica Wad Slick on the brass, die, or resizing area of your reloader. A little dry lube goes a long way toward saving reloading sanity. Also, the MEC Super Sizer works very for all high brass hulls.

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  • Complete installation instructions included.
  • Kit reduces length of shell loaded by 1/4" 
  • MEC #: 8849
  • Made in USA

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Short kit installed 7/1/2022
This was easy to install & will be easy to remove . I have an old 16 ga Saur & Sons drilling made in 1907 that uses 2-1/2 that I didnt want to ream to 2-3/4 . Well worth the money . I wish it were a 1/16th thinner with 1/16th shims , so I could do 2-9/16 then just shim it for 2-1/2 shells . Better a bit short than too long . I have another old one that is 2-9/16. I may just by another kit & have it milled .
- Greg Lansberry, AZ

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