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366 primer update

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bjk1972, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. bjk1972

    bjk1972 Member

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    Has anyone updated the primer seater on an older 366 machine? Does it clear up the problem with using different brand hulls in a batch? I'm strongly considering upgrading to a PW 800 series or a MEC 9000, but want to give ole girl an overhaul first.
     
  2. ntgr8

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    I switched mine a few years ago, works great. No more dished in shell bases. AA, sts , gun club, fed, all work the same. GO FOR IT
     
  3. grntitan

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    Yes well worth it if you are talking about this. Will solve your problem.

    Matt


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  4. wolfram

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    Solves the primer seating adjustment issue but you still need to make other minor adjustments to the crimp and sometimes the load with the various hulls. I use to load most any hull but found it much easier to stick with Remington STS and GC hulls only. They aren't that hard to come by and I don't have to mess around with adjustments.

    For what its worth, the other loaders you mentioned are not an upgrade to a good running 366. (at least in my opinion)

    Matt - I like your modification on the primer drop. See through window so you know when you are about out of caps with a shut off pin - nice.
     
  5. bjk1972

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    Matt that's what I'm referring to. Thanks for the effort. Is that pawl altered or factory? Looks different than mine.
     
  6. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    The shell plate advance paw is factory. This is a Pacific Model DL366. They changed the system slightly later on.

    I drilled the holes for quick primer level viewing. The shut-off pin system is a purchased upgrade. It all works good. Got my machine purring like a kitten right now. Thats why i haven't cleaned it. :)

    Matt
     
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    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    The primer seating upgrade works great. I even modified one to work on my 28 ga machine. Don't bother with the primer cut off. Just insert a spent primer upside down in the primer foot and it won't drop primers until the spent primer is removed.
     
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