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mec press at pawn shop, $45 - good price?

#1 Post by dandad » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:54 pm

This is all there is for it. The pawn shop is asking $45, but its been there a while. I could probably get it for $35 or so. Is it worth it?
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#2 Post by whitey » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:42 pm

Yes
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#3 Post by dandad » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:44 pm

I have a lee, but hate having to remove the powder after use. I dont know much about MEC. What do you think it needs for 12 gauge? And what prices to get it functional? Any guestimates?

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#4 Post by dandad » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:57 pm

never know with pawn shops, especially this one. They also have a Midway gun vise for $49, which Midway is actually selling for $39 new..
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#5 Post by whitey » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:01 pm

dandad wrote:I have a lee, but hate having to remove the powder after use. I dont know much about MEC. What do you think it needs for 12 gauge? And what prices to get it functional? Any guestimates?

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If that's not a 12ga press then it's never gonna be a 12ga press. I had a shitload of MEC accessories, some of which I sold to Inquisitor, the rest went bye bye at a yard sale. I could be talking out of my butt but, MEC presses are gauge specific.
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#6 Post by dandad » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:10 pm

Ok, im its a 12 gauge. What do you use now? Would i just need the bottles the? Im just looking for a guess here. Im probably going to get it after the 4th. Im sure i could at least recoupe $35 on ebay if i cant use it. I figure if i would only have to put $100 or so into it, its worth it. But im still new to shot shell reloading

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#7 Post by whitey » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:12 pm

I don't use anything now. I bought a bunch of presses a few years ago with the intention of reloading and never got to it so I sold all of it off. It looks like all you need is the bottles. Everything else looks complete as it even has the charge bar already.
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#8 Post by Bisbee » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:24 pm

Seen a boatload of used shot-shell reloaders at pawnshops and in the back-rooms of gun shops. Not particularly valuable gear unless you want one. I've seen them for $25 complete around here and still taking up shelf-space.
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