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anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic "powermatic

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by himark, Apr 5, 2011.

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  1. himark

    himark Well-Known Member

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    Came across this while looking for parts on Hornady's site. Anybody ever seen one up close? used one? un-canny similarities to pw shell holders and turn table.

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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    Looks alot like the Hornady Apex loader except with Hydraulics.
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    wonder what years of introduction and how long it was sold????
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    One for sale on gunbroker.
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    Holy crap 1800 bux opening bid! I think he is smoking something good...
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    $200 shipping too...minimum total $2,000. Good looking old loader, but I'll have to pass.
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    That guy on GunBroker is going for broke i guess..


    Creeker--Give me more info on the Air Assist Graf sells. Not sure if that would be something i'd want but the price makes it worth taking a look. I have all kinds of air compressors.
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    I picked one up on a deceased trapshooters basement sale a few years ago. I put it on eBay and sold it locally for around $150. Very heavy!!
     
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    Ollie has a good point. That pump alone is heavy and then you have the loader too. Loaders are not fun to ship either.
     
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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    Creeker,

    Where do I look on Graf's web site to find the air assist for the 366? I tried to search for "air assist 366" but found nothing.

    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  11. ohiomike

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    anybody remember the Pacific hydraulic

    I do remember these loaders- I still have the one I inherited from Dad, but haven't loaded on it in years.

    Unless you have viewed / used one of these in person, it is hard to grasp just how heavy duty they are.

    Newer loaders are definitely more user friendly. For each shell produced on one of these old loaders, you place a wad in the wad guide and pull the handle to raise and rotate the turret (the turret will stay in the raised position until the handle is pushed forward- in fact, you can release the handle at any point in the stroke and the turret will simply stop.) Then, you need to use your right hand to place a primer on the seater, and your left hand to place an empty hull on the shell holder. The handle is then pushed forward to complete the cycle.

    The loader uses dies to size and hold the shells, and uses an adjustable charge bar. It will produce VERY accurate shot and powder drops.

    There are a series of ball bearings that engage a cam to rotate the turret, and when something goes awry, it will absolutely explode one of the bearings, sending shrapnel everywhere.

    With all that said, with a little practice you can become very proficient and REALLY crank out the shells.

    Really brings back memories of Dad in the basement, getting ready for the weekend.
     
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    Creeker--You are talking about the turret gas assist. It simply assists the index of the shell plate. I/we thought you were referring to a system that operated the main shaft so that you did not need to manually pull the handle. The gas assist index is a waste of money in my opinion and i have tried it. I can load smoother and faster on my regular 366.

    Thanks for the info anyway. You had me excited for a second. :-0 --Matt
     
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