MEC Marksman: Upgrades and Accessories

MEC Marksman: Upgrades and Accessories

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Continuing from the unboxing/overview video: https://youtu.be/zlJm8kG6XQs in this video I install the Hornady Lock-N-Load bushing conversion kit, and the three different accessory trays that MEC sells for the Marksman. Now I’m ready to load precision ammunition with maximum efficiency!

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41 Comments

  1. DAVID NELSON on September 19, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Did you ever make a video on your bench top and modular system?

  2. Thrivealist on September 19, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I don’t remember what clutch tool I used but it fit perfect as a wrench. It was definitely old as it was made of metal.

  3. VN Vet on September 19, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Been using a Forster Coaxial for ever after I got tired of using Precision bench set up methods (I’m anal retentive for accuracy reloading) with single stage presses and Wilsons in-lines.The runnout difference I got between using Coaxial with custom made made dies was negligible to not afford a quicker reloading process.

    NOW, I see even a slicker way with Hornady’s lug lock system I really like and may buy a new set up to suit my needs.

    Great vid Gavin.

  4. VolkCNC on September 19, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    Put a drop of medium strength thread locker on the die bushing and you’ll never have a problem with it backing out.

  5. spyderxtra777 on September 19, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I am getting one of these

  6. MSUbulldog21 on September 19, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    This is my formal request for a 300 blackout reloading series.

  7. Cesar Donis on September 19, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I must make a correction to my comment today about the nut that secures the handle to the lower end of the ram support flat area. I must say that all you have to do is to align left or right depending on your needs and screw the nut from the bottom and not the top of the handle, this will definitely allow the ram to stop as you raise the handle and not contact any part of the handle or the nut that is wrongfully listed on instruction on paper. Again, no need to do any extra modification to the nut just screw it from the bottom and done job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Michael Doyle on September 19, 2022 at 8:25 pm

    Gavin please buy a Forster Co-Ax press. No shell holders, & no bushings to buy. Primers drop into a sealed jar, so no mess there. Also, you’ll roll very accurate loads.

  9. Liberty4Ever on September 19, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    3:30 The Crescent wrench was in the correct direction and you flipped it over to the incorrect direction claiming to be turning in the correct direction.

  10. D K on September 19, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    can i use RCBS RAM PRIMING UNITwith this one??

  11. Monte PR on September 19, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    You had the wrench going in the right direction.

  12. Cesar Donis on September 19, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Users and potential buyers of this press please read my comment and call the mfg Co for the nut that tightens the handle at the bottom. This nut does not allow a clearance and will damage the flat part of your press when the ram is lowered to it’s final rest position and will keep hitting that flat part. Not sure if you need to replace the nut with a thinner size or what, but the ram will not come to it’s zero position when lowered and this is a poor manufacturing defect where the buyer should not be making any alterations to any part of this press. Any advice on this Mr Tobe???????????? Even if the nut’s flat part if parallel to the flat base will not clear and not allow the ram to come to it’s zero position. Can you please contact the Co. since you are sponsored by them?

  13. Timothy Goetz on September 19, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I want a solid single stage press. Was just about to order the Hornady LnL Iron press but this thing looks great too. Which one would you suggest?

  14. Ryan Inc on September 19, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Anyone know the measurement of the bushing die head that Gavin said he didn’t have an adjustable wrench for and used channellocks?

  15. Jörg on September 19, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Tolle Ladepresse samt Zubehör. Meine nächste Anschaffung.

  16. Jack Crilly on September 19, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    As soon as Gander Mountain gets it in stock I’m a buyer, this will be my first press. I am an avid ultimate reloaded fan, follower also having purchased a RPR Enhanced IN 6.5 Creedmoor I have yet to shoot a round or pull a press handle. Have lots to do to prep for reloading/shooting long distance here on the farm I can shoot 1800 yards so I’m pretty excited about my own shooting/ reloading future. 1. build a reloading bench 2. Mec Marksman and press accessories 3. Dies Dies and more Dies.. 4.Shooting house and 3 Benches. 5. Weld up some steel targets… my wife n kids will be very busy. . spring in the catskills will be awesome.

  17. Jack Meholf on September 19, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I got fucking Islamic add when I clicked on this video. Why do they think that Quran quotes are appropriate for UR???? WTF!

  18. Nells on September 19, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Gavin, love the MEC Marksman reviews! Any plans to test MEC’s new powder measure and powder trickler?

  19. Todd Achten on September 19, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    If anyone was wondering what Gavin was talking about in his video for calibrating presses so that you can use your dies with the Hornady LNL bushings so that you don’t have to adjust the dies once they are set up when moving from one press to another……here is the link to his video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXaB_I4nrhY

  20. Shut TheGate on September 19, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    thanks mate. Will you be creating a Patreon or Full30 channel for funding?

  21. Joseph H Condo on September 19, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    You test a lot of different reloading press, tell me which single stage press is your go to..

  22. Markus Riese on September 19, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Very nice overview. Many thx for this great video. Happy reloading from Germany.

  23. Dom Rovito on September 19, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    Hey Gavin, love your vids. Ever come up with anything to improve primer catching on this press? That’s my only complaint for the Marksman.

  24. Robert Powell on September 19, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Gavin do you know of any Reloading Data for the 6.5 Creedmoor with the Hornady 140 grain ELD Match bullet. I’m having a hard time finding any loading data for this particular round. Thanks

  25. Phillip Hobbies on September 19, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    do you happen to have a promo code for this channel to midsouth shooters supply?

  26. quentin hiebert on September 19, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I’ve never used the Hornady lock n load bushings. Do you use all the time? In your opinion, is there any precision lost in using this system? Sure looks "convenient".

  27. gertrim808 on September 19, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I love your bench, i wish you would make a video on your bench setup, gear and rails…DIY. Thx for your great videos, very informative.

  28. M Cheeke on September 19, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    Any suggestions to upgrade the spent primer catch tray.
    A lot of debris misses the tray making a mess.

  29. G5 on September 19, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    When he flips the wrench, he flips it from correct to incorrect direction. SMH.

  30. dragonfly fab on September 19, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    How coaxial are the Hornaday lock and load bushings.

  31. Ralph Hix on September 19, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    Blue LockTite on Bushing. Why in the world do you turn your Channel Lock Pliers and Adjustable Wrenches Backwards When You Use Them. Tends to Cam Them Open and give you less gripping force. Not trying to be ugly, just looking back at 60 years of being an auto mechanic, and having graduated from William R. Moore, College of Automotive.

  32. PlunderAndPillage on September 19, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    You had less than 1 thousandths run out before the Lock and Load bushings. How does your concentricity measure after the conversion?

  33. davedave168 on September 19, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    anyone having issue taking off the factory dies bushing? I can’t take it off. it is super tigh

  34. Cesar Donis on September 19, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Also, the press comes with this real real real tight die factory bushing on top and it’s not that easy to take off as your video shows. Not sure if you have to heat that part with propane or other means to loosen the nut without damaging the powder coating once you start removing and replacing with Hornady’s bushing kit. Also, you need to call the MEC to make sure this bushing will not alter the actual function of the press. Might had worked for you Gavin, but, I did not read anything on the manual that states it’s safe to do this on my own press recently purchased.

  35. Zack Hoyt on September 19, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Been thinking of buying this press how does it compare to a Lee classic?

  36. Idris Tokhi on September 19, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Gavin, this or the co-ax. Which one would you pick?

  37. YERA Firearms on September 19, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Add LED lights, looking good. As usual good videos.

  38. James One on September 19, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    I looked on MEC’s website and don’t see that 3rd tray you have that you attached to where the dies go. I also looked on Midway and didn’t see it. Where did you get it? Thank you.

  39. MongerOps on September 19, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    thanks Gavin!! great vid as always!

  40. Matthew Porter on September 19, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    What would are your thoughts of using the LEE quick change set on this press??
    Great video as always thanks in advance

  41. Randy Slabey on September 19, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    your Forester press needed to be replaced this soon? What was wrong with it please?

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