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Alliant powder - Poness Warren 800+

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bkt514, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. bkt514

    bkt514 Active Member

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    I just purchased a used 800plus, cleaned it up, and have reloaded a few boxes.
    When I check the Clay Dot powder drop using the J1 Bushing I consistently measure 18.0 grains vs. what I expected to be about 17.3 grains. Should I changed to a J bushing, and do these loaders tend to throw a bit heavier charge??
     
  2. over the hill

    over the hill Active Member

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    I have the same thing loading Promo. Each batch is different.

    You have to go by weight, not bushing size,and assuming everything on your loader is working correctly.

    I recently loaded some 20ga. on a MEC 600 using 20-28 and to my surprise was dead on according to the bushing chart.

    When I used Red Dot it was pretty close to chart specs, but go by weight and weigh often.



    Regards....Gerald
     
  3. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    sometimes with a pw you cannot get where you want to go by dropping down 1 bushing, so i use a Mec bushing with adapter
     
  4. JerryP

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    Since the loader is used, check the powder seal[o-ring] on the bottom of the reservoir plate. The seal will roll over or wear with use.
     
  5. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    If you elect to use Hornaday bushings, you can dial-in a correct drop. Reason is because Horn bushings are numbered by their inner hole diameters. A 441 is 0.441" ID.

    Whiz
     
  6. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    Thx for the tip whiz
     
  7. bkt514

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    Does the Hornady Bushing match/fit into the 800+?? ie is it that sample as a drop-in?
     
  8. cunninmp

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    All I use in my PW 2000 are Hornady bushings.

    Yes bkt514, they are a drop in. The outside diameter

    and the height are the same as a PW bushing. I get

    mine from Graf and Sons.

    As Whiz said, you can dial your load right in.

    Mike C.

    Groveland, CA
     
  9. bkt514

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    Thanks for the tip from Whiz and Mike, the Poness Warren is a new operation for me, I have always used MEC equipment with success. A learning curve with this unit!!
     
  10. skeeljc

    skeeljc Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    The Hornady powder bushings have the same outside dimensions as the P/W bushings. The Hornady bushings are made in .003" or .004" increments which are much finer than the P/W bushings.

    Jim Skeel<BR>
    P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  11. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    BKT514: You can also pick up the Mec adapter for the P/W and use your Mec bushings.   You may consider this IF you have a good supply of Mec powder bushings.

    Be aware, however, that the Mec bushing is a tad bit shorter than P/W, Horn, Spolar & RCBS powder bushings, so using a Mec adapter will see a slightly larger powder drop.

    IF you have enough Mec bushings you can then back off enough to dial-in a load you are seeking.


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