My buddy Bob died back over the winter. His widow is starting to shovel out his collection in the garage. One of the things she gave me was Bob's shotgun reloading equipment, including a MEC Super 250.
Mec Super 250 was one of Mec's first loaders featuring a collar that went over the hull. These are superb with Federal paper Champion hulls, work slick as hell. The old red paper WW's, to the green paper Remington's not as well( they aren't waxed). Some plastics can be a SOB. Make sure the inside of the collar is smooth and CLEAN as you can keep it, a 12 ga brush with a wisp of 4 ought steel wool and WD40 chucked in a power drill works great for this. Loaded a lot of shells on one, no they aren't fast or worth a lot but are a versatile useful tool. MB
The shot and powder bottles on Mec's are all threaded the same. I believe the primer cup ,spring and platen not to be a problem either. parts to the sizing die maybe a problem though, good luck let us know how you come out. MB
I called MEC, and they were not at all optimistic.
They have no parts. The parts are not interchangeable. The model stopped being made in the 60's. That was when Bob was at the peak of his outdoor writing career. Bob had probably not touched the loader since I got to knew him in the early 80's.
It's okay. I'm not bitter. I'd not had any big plans to load shotgun shells. In fact, y'all did a good job of talking me out of it a few years ago on this very forum.
I also know that if I do get the itch, I can buy a used MEC setup for $100 or less on ebay.