Station Shot and

The normal position for this tube when loading Vk oz. trap or skeet loads is as in Photo #42. When loading with modern one piece plastic wads it is not usually necessary to have wad pressure show on the indicator #306 F Photo #43, however the wad should be pushed down tight against the powder. There are some recommendations for wad pressure and the tube may be raised or lowered by loosening clamp #507 Photo #43. Move the tube to the desired position and tighten.

The wad guide is replaced by loosening screw Photo #43, removing the old, slide a new one into position and retlghten. STATION #4 Crimp Start.

It is important to crimp all shells with same crimp as they were originally crimped with either 6 point or 8 point. The crimp starter may be adjusted up or down by loosening the nut #8476 Photo #44, under the turret is another nut which may be turned either up or down to give more or less crimp start. If you are processing paper shells, a smooth cone crimp starter is available which will do the best job. Remember—giving more or less of a crimp start will often improve a final crimp. STATION #5 Crimp Close.

As your loader comes from the factory the adjustment should be correct for most shells. The'e are two adjustments that can be made in the final crimp station. They are the cam adjustment Photo #45 and the punch adjustment Photo #45. Four of the common problems which can be corrected by crimp station adjustments. Photos #38-41. Shell #1 — Crimp punch not deep enough. Correct by loosening lock nut #461A and turn punch deeper. Shell #2 — Crimp punch too deep. Correct by loosening lock nut #461A and raise crimp punch. Shell #3 —Opening in center of shell. Correct by loosening cam adjustment bolt #507A and moving cam down about V32 of an inch and try again. Shell #4—-Shell has a swirl in the crimp. Adjust by loosening cam adjust screw #507A and move the cam up or clockwise. Move about V32 and try again.

Reloading Stations

Photo No. 42

WAD PRESSURE INDICATOR

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Photo No. 43

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Wad Pressure Mec

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Shot Shell Wad Punches

WAD GUIDE SCREW

WAD PRESSURE INDICATOR

WAD GUIDE SCREW

SPINDEX

CRIMP

STARTER

Shot Shell Wad Punches

CRIMP PUNCH (C)

CRIMP DIE

507A CAM ADJUSTING LOCK SCREW (A) CAM FOLLOWER

LOCK NUT (B) 461A

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SPINDEX

CRIMP

STARTER

Mec Paper Cone Crimp Starter

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CRIMP PUNCH (C)

CRIMP DIE

#8476

SPINDEX

CRIMP

STARTER

SPINDEX

CRIMP

STARTER

507A CAM ADJUSTING LOCK SCREW (A) CAM FOLLOWER

LOCK NUT (B) 461A

Machine Wad Punch

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STATION #6 Final Crimp.

This station puts the "lead" or radius on your shells for easy feeding especially in auto loaders and pumps. This can be lowered or raised to get the desired "lead!' It is important not to have this station adjusted too deep or you will crush the shell just above the brass. This is very critical with paper shells, and straight wall cases. Lodging and Jamming of Large Shot. Your Grabber was designed as a high production machine primarily for shot sizes smaller tnan #6. This does not mean that you cannot load large shot, however. When loading shot larger than #6, it is best to disconnect the auto charge rod #8055 Photo #46. Also it usually works best to remove the grommet. Also remove the bar return spring. Now go through the loading sequence the same as usual only after raising the handle about 1/4 of the way up, charge the shot and powder by moving the charge bar manually. Move the bar slowly so as not to drop the shct in one lump but rather let it flow out.

Mec 9000 Adjustments
—AUTOMATIC CHARGE ROD

Photo No. 46

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