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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Browning Man, May 20, 2008.

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  1. Browning Man

    Browning Man TS Member

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    Pacific Reloader Bushings

    What number powder bushing will drop about 19 grans of power for a Pacific loader?
     
  2. John Thompson

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    As volume is related to specific gravity, you must first know what powder you are going to use. A bushing for 19 grains of Red Dot will not be correct for 19 grains of 800X. Pacific bushings are sold and numbered by their diameter.
     
  3. Browning Man

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    I will be using red dot.
     
  4. TOOLMAKER 251

    TOOLMAKER 251 Active Member

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    Browning man, Get someone with a lathe to bore one of your Pacific bushings out to except the MEC bushings. (carrier bushing) and you will be very happy. That goes for PW owners too.
     
  5. timb99

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    480, according to the bushign chart on Alliant's website.

    BUT, you really MUST use the bushing that gives you 19 grains of powder, regardless of what the bushing chart says.

    Weigh your charges with an accurate scale!!!!
     
  6. alpine

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    I gave up trying to find the right bushings for my PW. I went out and bought a 2' length of 5356 Aluminum bar and made my own. Now I can drop exactly the right weight for the powder I'm using.
     
  7. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Go to the Hornady site for all spec's...

    Curt
     
  8. timb99

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    You sure about that PerazziBigBore?

    I have a couple of 155's and they use the same bushings as my 366. And they throw pretty much the same charge regardless of which machine they're in.

    But, bottom line, I weigh a number of charges before I start off making a bunch of shells.
     
  9. whiz white

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    I have Mec adapters for both the P/W, SPolar, and Hornaday presses.

    Whiz White
     
  10. timb99

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    Whiz,

    What do the MEC adapters do for you that the Pacific bushings don't?

    Just curious.
     
  11. timb99

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    Mike,

    I misunderstood.

    I thought you meant the bushings were physically different.

    I'll accept that they might throw a little more powder in a 155 than the same bushing used in a 366.

    Bottom line...I weigh my charges.
     
  12. wolfee

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    I agree with honing one out and just using MEC bushings.
     
  13. zzt

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    Phooey on the MEC bushing idea. A 480 bushing was listed to throw 19gr of Red Dot in my Pacific 366 press. It consistently threw 18.6gr. of old Red Dot.
     
  14. hoghunter

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    I went to Gander Mt & bought RCBS bushings , as they are the same as Hornady & Pacific? RCBS has all the bushings that you need
    jr
     
  15. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    What do Mec adapters do that Hornady bushing do not?

    You're not taling the same thing here: adapters are NOT bushing.

    Mec adapters permit the use of Mec bushing in Hornady, P/W and Spolar machines. Mec's bushing are very small and not of the required dimensions to fit into the above three machines.

    Whiz
     
  16. timb99

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    Whiz,

    I get that.

    What's the advantage to using a MEC bushings in an adapter as opposed to just using the Hornady bushings?
     
  17. TOOLMAKER 251

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    I have bored out a dozen Hornady, PW bushings for people. Why? they tell me MEC is less expensive and more available.
     
  18. timb99

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    Thanks guys. That's kind of what I thought.

    Tim
     
  19. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    A word of caution regarding the adapter.

    Because the Hornaday, RCBS, Spolar, & P/W bushings are a bit taller than a Mec, the adapter which accepts the Mec bushing allows for a bit larger charge to drop into the Mec bushing. Some extra powder accumulates at the bottom of the Mec bushing INSIDE the adapter.

    However, if you have lots of Mec bushings you can sure back down a size of two to derive a charge you want.

    This is what it looks like:

    [​IMG]

    Whiz
     
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