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powder/shot hopper tube lenght

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by JimBond, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. JimBond

    JimBond TS Member

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    I picked up a ponsness 375 that was missing the tubes. So instead of dropping almost $50 to get two tubes shipped to my door I picked up a 6' tube for $38 but am unsure how long to make them. So does anyone here have a ponsness, or any shotshell reloader that uses that style of tube, mind pulling out a tape ruler and measuring theirs.
     
  2. smokintom

    smokintom Well-Known Member

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    I would think that 6 would be minimum for both. Thinking more like 10 inches each.
     
  3. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    If possible I would try to find the original lengths. My P/W's powder and shot hoppers will run out at the same time which makes it convenient. They run 1 lb of powder to 25 lbs of shot. Which in turn is a min. of 1 flat of shells.
     
  4. JimBond

    JimBond TS Member

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    that's actually what im shooting for. Just waiting for someone to chime in with how tall theres are
     
  5. DDRanch

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    Just measured the tubes on my 375 and they are 8" long.
     
  6. JPM

    JPM Active Member

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    I have 4 PW 375's. I just measured each of them. Three of them have 12 inch tubes and one has 8 inch tubes. JPM
     
  7. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    I have the 800+ so they are one piece.
     
  8. 10Goal

    10Goal Active Member

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    I have a 375C and the tubes are 12". The machine is low-mileage, and I believe the tubes to be original.