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Hornady 366 auto drive pictures

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by njwoodworker, Dec 3, 2009.

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  1. njwoodworker

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    Before Hornady offered tall tubes I epoxied Mec bottles to the tubes for more capacity.
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    Partial view of a messy bench.
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    The base was predrilled by PW and fit perfectly.
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    On off / forward & reverse swith with foot edal
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    The original plate I had problems with
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    Primer monitor
     
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    Nice pictures thanks. Post-2
     
  3. njwoodworker

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    The swing operation on my unit works like new. May I suggest looking at the way it works carefully. First make sure the shell carrier is going all the way down and the handle is hitting the stop. Because if you look carefully it is gravity that causes the wad holder to swing out with a slight assist from the spring. There is a pin in the bottom of the shaft that rides on a small ramp at the bottom of the stroke. it must be fully at the bottom of the ramp. Make certain the shaft is absolutely clean and free of debris and even light rust. Also the upper shaft bushing must also be spotless and both friction points lightly lubed. I use a hi speed turbine oil simply because I have a lot of it. Next look at the spring. the bent ends should engage the small holes in the top and bottom housing. The mistake I have seen made is to have too much tension on the spring to compensate for a dirty binding shaft. If so the spring tension overcomes the gravity and the wad holder just sits under the wad ram. Lastly when ther is no evidence of binding adjust the stop to center the wad under the ram. It would be nice if it was a more positive operation.
     
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    timb...

    I might be able to help you, but woodworker has hit the high points damn good....make sure the rod holding the guide is clean and lubed.

    After that, like he says...once you have the spring in the holes top and bottom - on the block - a quarter or half turn of tension is all you need on the block.

    Raise the handle, and then lift the block up and turn it a quarter turn in the direction you need to get the wad guide to swing back in under the ram. Repeat if necessary...but a half turn of tension is probably enough. PM me if we're not being clear. Hell, if need be we could get on the phone with both of us in front of our machines and I'll talk you through it...

    jeff
     
  5. Basicdesignmachine

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    With this type of setup you may what to add a pair of are shot and powder tubes to your machine
     
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    Looking the shot and powder tubes, I see what looks like MEC bottles on top, is there some special fit that goes on top of the 366 tubes that hold the bottles on?
     
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    njwoodworker, Here is the set of High Capacity Reservoirs that I make for the Hornady 366. The shot reservoir holds 25# of shot. The powder reservoir holds over a pound of powder. Only $85 plus shipping.

    Jim Skeel

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    Here is a better location for a primer monitor.

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    njwoodworker, that is a cool setup. Where do you get that system-Hornaday doesn't sell it and I have a 366 and might like to convert mine. Thanks, Mike
     
  11. njwoodworker

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    Mike,
    It is an off the shelf PW product made for the 366. I own sn# 4. Follow this link and watch their video. There is a video of various models in operation part way down the page. http://www.reloaders.com
    I have since added the large shot and powder containers from a poster on here called basic design machine (posting above). Also Hornady's primer shut off and the spring loaded primer seating ram. The machine is probably faster than 4-5 hundred but with speed comes errors with shot, powder drops and crunched cases. If you like drop me a pm and I will take some new pics and post them.
    Dan Gill
     
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