Okay, I posted earlier that I am about to begin shotshell reloading. My buddy gave me his box of stuff including a MEC model 400 Press. Being 100% shotshell reloading ignorant, I have no clue what these things are. I will try and post a pic later. I know what a charge bar is and there are several of those, I think 5. Also my buddy said there are things for 20ga and 12ga, and possibly others.
First question is how do I clean the press....It is covered in a layer of dust including sawdust. I thought about using a degreaser but was not sure if there are any "o-rings" or plastic parts it might damage. What would you guys recommend to clean with. I can use water and soap but did not want to encourage rust.
After I get it cleaned along with all the parts, i will concentrate on a hunting load for Dove and Quail. I may need 2 loads because the quail we work hold very tight for us with my GSP.
I definitely will purchase a new manual but i wanted to sort thruogh things and get it set up on a bench before I even think about loads.
My rifle press looks SIMPLE compared to this box of stuff!!!!