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PW Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Reinz, Jan 29, 2012.

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  1. Reinz

    Reinz Member

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    Just a question, no put down intended.

    A freind of mine is looking at a PW Duo Matic single stage 12 ga press. I have heard nothing but great things about them. However, I have never seen one; but from pictures, I see no sort of auto primer feed.

    Do you manually feed the primers by hand ?

    Thanks

    Stormy
     
  2. Oregunner

    Oregunner Well-Known Member

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    I am a PW fan. I have 2 PW375s and was sold on them until I got my PW900 progressive. Now, they aren't getting used much. The single stage is better than my MEC 600 Jrs, but is more expensive. It does not have a primer feed, you load each by hand. The 375 takes 7 pulls to make a shell, the 900 takes one. Mark
     
  3. Dave S

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    That would be one pull one push per shell
     
  4. Reinz

    Reinz Member

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    Thank you Mark.

    I am a fan of PW progressives as well, I have an 800 as well as a Spolar.

    I have played the Mec route as well, which are good machines.

    Good Load'n
     
  5. yzfart

    yzfart TS Member

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    You do have to single feed each and every primer that you load. I set out a card of fresh primers onto a piece of paper that I tape down on the bench to the left of the base of the machine. You can easily keep count of how many shells you have loaded by counting how many rows/columns you have used. Or, if you are like me - I stack them directly into a shell box and I always know how many I have loaded.

    The PW375 does take some stroking, but makes quality loads.

    Ben
     
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