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Rounds per Hour

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dugtrap, Feb 27, 2013.

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  1. dugtrap

    dugtrap TS Member

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    Ok wanted to now without any BS how many rounds per hour varies machine make. dillon.spolar PW hornady and what the big companies make per hour. including adding supplies. i find reloading the machine with compdents can take a long period of time on an hourly basis. Also what rate do the the big companies reload at.( remington Winchester...) any body of a vidio of those companeis reloading.. Remember no Bull just the hull truth.
     
  2. UtahYork

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    Hope this is what you are asking - I just started reloading and I have a MEC 9000GN. With prepping with shot, powder, wads, hulls,... I loaded a case (250 shells) in about 35 minutes. I did have a couple small issues that delayed me, but once started the reloading proceeded pretty nicely. John
     
  3. chuckie68

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    On average probably 100-150 shells per hour. On a good day maybe 250. Look up the TV show "How It's Made" they did a segment on Winchester loading shotgun shells. It was quite impressive.

    Chuck
     
  4. likes-to-shoot

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    Starting with everything full I can load 500 an hour with ease and still have time to drink a 24 oz mountain dew. 800+ with hyd, 300 primer tray, dog food container that holds 400 wads and a box that holds 500+ hulls.

    Normally I load less per hour because I'll watch tv and load during commercials, still can get 300+ per hour doing that.

    Bill
     
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    I use a pw hydraulic. I stay at it for a while then day dream about shooting 100 straights then load some more.. and daydream some more since I doubt I can do it then look at the counter and its about 300 an hour. :)

    BTW, I asked about manufacturing videos a few years back and to my surprise there really wasnt much out there. I do remember one video but was not really that great. I to would like to see some heavy duty commercial loaders in action. Maybe someone will have a link????
     
  6. MNGuns

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    If you check out www.federalpremium.com, there is a pictorial showing the manufacturing process of shotgun shells. Pretty impressive.
     
  7. GW22

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    It's pretty well known that a 366 can easily do 10/minute or 600/hr if you hustle. However I was three decades younger the last time I actually did it (or felt like doing it, LOL).

    -Gary
     
  8. Dougbbbb

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    50 rounds in less than 4 minutes. Click link above

    Doug

    Equates to 800 an hour if you don't stop..
     
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    It's common knowledge on here that a Hornady 366 can pump out 10,000 reloads in a day with bathroom breaks between. One needs to be a "young gun" to do it though.
     
  10. GW22

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    Yeah, that was a Crock O' Sh!t if ever there was one.

    -Gary
     
  11. FLIP

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    got some 22s ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    http://www.outdoorhub.com/stories/video-have-you-ever-wondered-how-rimfire-ammunition-is-made/
     
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    I have a hydraulic H9000 MEC with the extra large shot bottle with the drain tube that holds a bag of shot and I use the tall MEC bottle for powder and I have the large primer feed and I have timed myself and I can load (if everything goes ok) 425 shells in an hour and all I have to fill is the primers and a little shot and powder.
     
  13. Ross

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    Most of the progressives can\will load shells much faster than I can "afford" empty them. chuckle-chuckle Ross Puls
     
  14. BT-100dc

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    With a MEC650 I can load 150 shells in an hour once the bottles are full and work bench area organized. I've loaded over 30 years with it with zero bloopers. The trick with this loader is operate it slow enough to assure that a full powder charge has been delivered; it must pause over the powder bottle to do the job satisfactorily. Dollar for dollar it is the BT-99 of break open shotguns. BT100dc
     
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    Why is the guy in the video above with the Spolar wearing surgical gloves?????
     
  16. shot410ga

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    I've loaded 500 shells in and hour with my electric PW800+. That is about max on that machine, assuming everything goes great. Which it seldom does. A couple of weeks ago I wanted to see how fast my Dillon SL900 could run. I made 50 shells in 2 1/2 minutes. One of the other guys at the club tried it after me, and he also ran 50 shells in the same time. Multiplied out with no issues or refilling of components that would be 1200 a hour. Of course, that could never happen because of constantly reloading components. However, 500 per hour is no problem with the the Dillon. As a mater of fact, it's easy.
     
  17. Wolfman

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    Rate per hour - 450 first hour, tapering down to 300 due to excessive scotch consumption and stopping to sing 'On The Road again'.

    Spolar Hydraulic
     
  18. skeeljc

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    I can load 10 per minute on a Hornady 366 or a P/W 800 Plus with the Auto-Drive. The Hornady is a little faster in the manual mode because you can insert the wad AND the hull at the same time. The P/W requires stopping at EACH end of the stroke so it is a little slower. The Auto-Drive speeds up the operation because you can hold wads in your left hand and hulls in your right hand and operate with the foot control.

    Both loaders will do 600 per hour without consideration for refilling components. If you want to load flat out you can do 500 per hour including refilling components. I like to go a bit slower because I enjoy reloading.

    Jim Skeel<br>P/W Dealer/Distributor
     
  19. dugtrap

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    thanks every one for your input... very helpfull i thought i was going to get i can reload 1200 rounds while drinking beer and smoking.. information on the manufacturing of the shells was good also.. the fed site had great info..
     
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    Max cycle speed for a Spoiler hydraulic is about 20 cycles per minute. So 1200 would be the absolute max per hour.
     
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