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Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:35 pm
by kbbgood
Been using Remington High Brass 2 3'4 shells for years and saved up a lot of them. Will my Mec 9000g resize them good enough for my 1100 if I wanted to use it with steel shot? Will they crimp right? It's been years since I have loaded shells and I have never had the mec even out of the box.

Re: Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:00 pm
by baltz526
Yes. The best data is for the yellow base straight wall hulls.

Re: Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:54 am
by kbbgood
But will the 9000g load steel shot? Do I need to change any parts to make it work?

Re: Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:16 am
by 3200 man
kbbgood wrote:But will the 9000g load steel shot? Do I need to change any parts to make it work?


Yes and then more reading from Mec's website ! The size shot you can run through your 9000 will limit what you can use !
Resizing with a Collet sizer does a nice job like the Super Sizer does but I personally don't mind loading any straight walled
hull with steel shot for the type hunting I do . The Mec 9000 is very limiting for loading steel shot with steel larger than
#4's , from what I've read ! But using it as a single stage loader , might be you best bet ? :yes: :thumbsup:

Re: Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:26 am
by C M Wings
Any loader will load steel shot, but your 9000 is really designed for high volume lead. You will still need to weigh shot and powder for each load. The rotating tray will help keep all your shells in order but you won't reap the benefits of the progressive function of the loader. This is why the 600s are so popular for steel reloading.

If you want to try progressive loading, you will need a steel shot feed tube and use powder that meters well in a bushing - and that's not STEEL. Blue Dot and Green Dot do OK. Lost had a neat setup with a RCSB powder measure in place of his powder vat; if you were to go that route then you could get a little more use of the progressive design.

It's a great hobby.... if you get bitten by the bug look on ebay for a 600 series; I think you'll find it a little easier to use.

Re: Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:43 pm
by flyndutchman
Make sure what your hulls are. I have some hi brass Rems that are one piece like gun clubs/sts and others that are the straight wall with separate base wad type. The latter came from steel loads.

Re: Remington High Brass 2 3\4 cases

PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:44 pm
by wildflights
kbbgood wrote:But will the 9000g load steel shot? Do I need to change any parts to make it work?


Not likely as a progressive. The wad guide is a weak link on the 9000 for steel reloading. If you adjust the wad guide enough that steel rated wads fit, it will likely lock up station 1 (sizing collet).

I use a 9000 for sizing, priming and crimping. I drop powder with a Lyman automatic powder dispenser/scale. I use a separate 600jr to seat wads and I weigh the shot charge into another scale.

The powder/shot bar stays set up for lead target loads. When loading ASteel powder and steel shot, the powder/shot bottles are removed.