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PW Front Drop System WOW

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Smithy47, Mar 17, 2012.

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  1. Smithy47

    Smithy47 Active Member

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    I purchased a front drop system for a Ponsness Warren 800B and installed it today. WOW, it is much easier than digging the shells out from behind the machine.
    I have 3 PW machines and this is the oldest. It was in really bad shape when I got it from Ebay. With the help of Whiz White I rebuilt the loader and it operates very well. I use this one for Federal Papers.
    I do not have room where this press is located to cut a hole in the table and drop shells into a container from underneath.
    Pics show how I mounted an inexpensive plastic container in the front. I took some scrap 1/4 inch paneling and made a holder that the lip of the plastic container rests on. I could have purchased the bucket catch system but this one did not cost me anything.

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  2. Jim75

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    Please can you tell us where you got the front drop parts?
    I can't find them on the PW website.
    Thanks Jim
     
  3. Smithy47

    Smithy47 Active Member

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    I bought the front drop system from "wivanr" on this website classifieds. He has fast shipping.

    Excuse my primer catch tray, I did not get one with this loader and am using an empty Federal shell box. Too cheap to buy one -----

    Bob
     
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    PW hasn't made these since 2008 and I doubt they have any laying around in Rathdrum.

    It was a novel idea but having a 5 gallon bucket between you and the press didn't make for the most comfortable position for loading.

    Keller
     
  5. Smithy47

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    Unknown1, I believe these are a copy and not made by PW. Contact wivanr via PM to see. I am not selling them, he is. It fit my PW very well.

    Bob
     
  6. wivanr

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    Hea Bob: Glad your happy with the front drop. As you would have noticed on the package it was shipped from "RATHDRUM" and are being sold through Ponsness/Warren and their dealer network. they are not on the web site at the moment, but will be. They also were never sold with a 5 gallon bucket, it was a 2 gallon bucket! Just to get the facts straight. Keep watching the mail box Bob.
     
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    Um Wayne? That's a "V" shaped 2 gallon bucket, right? .....grin
     
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    He is right, I have one and it is 2 gal and it has never gotten in my way? I like it a lot. I tried routing the shells into a container under my bench and did not like it
     
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    I'd wear a cup.
     
  10. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I carry them, and they are now on their website.

    Whiz
     
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    Whiz are you carrying the front shell drop also?? I do not see it on your web page.
     
  13. Stl Flyn

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    Those reloaded Federal papers sure look purdy! Do you have to condition those first? Jon
     
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    PWs do a beautiful job on Fed papers if you use the cone crimp starter!
     
  15. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    There's a LOT of stuff not on my webpage that I carry.

    There's no possible way I could list all of it...

    Sorry.

    Regarding the cone crimp starter: I used it now for ALL my hulls; plastic and paper.

    WW
     
  16. Smithy47

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    Sti Flyn, no, I do not condition the Federal paper hulls. I bought a smooth cone crimper from Whiz and they really load nice.

    wivandr, thanks again for the primer tray! It really looks much better than that paper box.

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    BTW, these are the other two PW. The 800b 20ga was changed to taper crimp with the help of Whiz White. The 800+ was purchased from a gentleman on this site.

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    The upgraded powder and shot tubes also came from a gentleman on this site.
    Man, I spend a lot of money here but always seem to find what I need.
    Regards, bob
     
  17. wivanr

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    WesleyB, call WHIZ he will get it to you.
     
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    Looks like 7/8 oz. wads in the 800 plus, nice soft shooting load. Dale
     
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