View Full Version : 9000G vs. 366 auto

May 29, 2002, 05:19 PM
Looking for opinions on these two. Most guys seem to have the Mec. Is that just because it's $100 less?? Many years ago I loaded on my dad's Hornady 366. It's a great machine, but now that I'm in the market for one of my own I"d be stupid not to check all my options. Advice from anybody who has experience with BOTH these machines would be appreciated.

Dave McC
May 30, 2002, 04:56 AM
MEC has great tech support and customer service.
All the folks I know with MEC progressives sing their praises. Matter of fact, if any of my shooting buddies use a 366, they're might quiet about it.

I'd go with the MEC....

May 31, 2002, 07:59 PM
Having used both the mec and the 366 I will offer my experiance with both.

The 366 is a very heavy duty machine and my favorite. It is far and away the best choice if you find you load many different hull types.

The mec is a good machine that relys on a lot of stamped parts. It is a good choice if you only want to load one type of hull, in that case save the money.

The other option is to take a look at RCBS's new offering. about the price of the 366 and takes 366 style bushings.

Al Thompson
June 1, 2002, 04:49 AM
Any thoughts on Dillon?

June 1, 2002, 07:26 PM
I think I just made a decision. I like the heavier 366, even though I only plan on loading AA hulls. I'm familiar with it and know it's a good piece. Something about "stamped" parts bugs me. Besides, the $100 difference just means I have to shoot more to get the equipment to pay for itself :D

The Dillon is out of the question, too expensive. I'm not aware of the RCBS, but for the same money, I'll stick with what I have experience with.

Thanks for the replies guys.