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--- Great Idea to Weigh Charges in a P/W ---

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by whiz white, Mar 30, 2009.

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  1. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Just got an email from a good customer who researched a thread I posted a long time ago regarding a modification to the P/W that make it really handy to test weights of charges dropped, shot or powder. Billy suggested that this is good enough to post again, so here goes...

    Here's the old post context: A friend, Jim Forsbach of Ohio, an intelligent and great trapshooter, and someone who is always coming up with great ideas (The Shooting Position PowerPoint for one), gave me this idea. He did it to one of his many reloaders, one of which I had here in the shop.

    He removed the pressed pin in the Rack Gear and inserted a threaded pin that accepts a shoulder bolt similar to the one on the Index Pad and similar to the two that hold the up/down operating links on P/W machines.

    He can shut off the powder or shot depending on what he wants to weight; Powder OFFf - weight SHOT, Shot OFF - weight POWDER. He simply unscrews the shoulder bolt and then slided the Rack Gear back and forth to drop the load he wants to check. In doing it this way, the machine never rotates, and you *can* change bushings several times to derrive a weight you are targeting.

    Here is a picture of one I did here at the shop:

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    Whiz White<BR>
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  2. Didreckson

    Didreckson Active Member

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    Whiz,

    Are you going to offer these for sale? Assuming I ever get my stuck powder shut off unstuck, I would love to check the drops before charging ahead. It seems that the last 2-3 jugs of powder I have open drop light or heavy, never super close to what the bushing chart indicates. If I did not have a great digital scale, I would chalk it up to user error.

    If you like, email or PM me a price, and I will get you a payment off.
     
  3. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Darrell: Rather that sell one, I would be happy to do the mod on your rack gear, or I could do one here, send it to you, and you return your rack gear to me.

    The best deal would to also use the red plastic Powder/Shot Measure Kit's funnel along with this.

    Whiz
     
  4. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I cna get one of those made in a heartbeat. But what is Forsbachs power point "Shooting position"?
     
  5. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Jack: Click my URL and that is where I have these for you guys to download.

    I didn't post this as a means to make money. It was an idea that I wanted to share with folks because one of my customers felt the say way, but I'd be happy to do them, if someone wants them.

    HEY - IT'S A HELLUVA BLIZZARD HERE TODAY in SD. Exact repeat of last week.

    A week ago Saturday it was 83º and I was going to get the Honday lawn tractor out to suck up dead gress, pine needles, cones, and deer doo, but didn't. Then within 24 hours a blizzard hit that shut down the city for two days.

    It's gonna be an exact repeat, except it was only about 59º Saturday. I have 6"-7" of the white stuff on the desk and don't even want to venture out in the blustry winds and drifts... and I'm running low on wine, and the coffee crew will be missed! ;-)

    Whiz
     
  6. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Thanks. If I get into any difficulty getting the thread and sleeve made, I'll send mine off to you. It is a great idea.
     
  7. Jollytrapshooter

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    It would be even better with a knurled head screw. Josh
     
  8. Gross Man

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    Hi -

    I am the guy who reminded Whiz of his previous post. I am new to the PWs, but really like reloading with them. They are quit the piece of machinery. I have worked thru numerous start up problems with Whiz's help. Yep, there are some undesirable things about them. The biggest one being with the older 800s, that once a shell goes in, it must complete the cycle. I have learned to live with that. I feel like Dr. Pavlov's dog sometimes. It is a conditioned reflex not to screw up. The second biggest objection is that it is a real pain to measure the drop. This "fix" is very clever and could be done at I modest cost. I am going to try to do it myself, but if that fails, I will certainly take Whiz up on his offer.

    Thanx- Oh Wise And Wonderful Wizard (Dorothy on the way back to Kansas),
    Billy
     
  9. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Thanks Billy:

    With regard to your comment about the Pavlo Dog experiments, there is very little publicity on Dr. Pavlo's other less notable experiment: Pavlov's Cat Experiments.

    I understand that cats simply said "...the hell with you, doc!" Tron would agree.

    LOL

    Whiz
     
  10. Bob Hawkes

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    Hi Jim, High 70's low 80's here in Az. I've got plenty of good red and a dry road for when I get low. Back to MA in a couple of weeks. LOL, Bob
     
  11. JACK

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    Whiz inundated and stuck at shop

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    Makes you think I am smart, eh?

    Oh an dyeah... it is on me about midnight
     
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