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Spolar/PW Bushings

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by poacherjoe, Mar 4, 2010.

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  1. poacherjoe

    poacherjoe Well-Known Member

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    Use them.Manual want you to purchase more from them!!$$$$
     
  2. dustmaker

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    Yes I use them
     
  3. concrete

    concrete TS Member

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    powder and shot bushings both work, have been using them for years. A lot cheaper to.
     
  4. itsnotyou

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    Not sure but I think the problem might be with the older steel PW bushings. Steel sliding across aluminum is not a good mix. Best answer is to call Dicksie and she can give you the correct answer to your question.

    Jack
     
  5. fssberson

    fssberson Active Member

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    The Spolar bushings are the Hornady bushings. They are more accurate and more choices than the P/W bushings. Fred
     
  6. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I use the powder bushings interchangeably.

    Don Verna
     
  7. brownk80

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    I use the aluminum bushings powder bushings from PW but not the steel shot bushings because of concerns about wear. I believe the Texan bushings and the Hornady bushings are the same but not sure. I had a friend who is a machinist make some bushings for me in .003 increments so I can very closely get the powder charge I want.
     
  8. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    I struggled with PW bushings trying to get the right drops for years. The Mec bushings allow me to get in between the PW drops. You can buy them here

    http://www.ballisticproducts.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MBC&variation=
    another thought is maybe Gary Bulley will make you one. Mine are brass, some are aluminum. I may have an extra around here for a PW
     
  9. whiz white

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    I'm not so sure that Hornady bushing are "more accurate" as stated, than P/W bushing, but I like Hornady's nomenclature better.

    Rather than have an "H" P/W bushing, I prefer to actually know the bushing number, such as 441, because in Hornady's lingo that means an ID of 0.441". It is then a tad bit easier to work up a load.

    The problem with the Mec bushing is that they throw a slightly larger charge in the P/W, and have to assume Spolar, because the overall length of the Mec bushing that it sits in, in the adapter, is a bit shorter than the adapter itself. This allows for a small build up of powder at the base of the bushing. Not a problem, if you weight your charges.


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  10. crk

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    You can buy true Hornady bushings right from Hornady on their website for about $5.34 each.
     
  11. fssberson

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    Whiz: Thanks, you stated it better than I did. I meant by "accurate" to mean more selections as to the amount of powder choices. Listen to Whiz. Fred
     
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    APrice, yes they will work, BUT, the steel shot bushings might wear the base of your loader prematurely. I have used steel bushings in my PW since 1980 with no adverse wear, a Spolar may react differently.
     
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    I only use Spolar in my Spolar for shot. Carter actually checks the
    bushings for correct drop. In my PW I use the PW shot bushings and they
    tend to drop on the low side.

    Mike C.
     
  14. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    Dude, you have a $1400 reloader and you are trying to save 5 bucks on a bushing? Do yourself a favor and go to the Hornady website and buy a whole bunch of bushings. That way when you switch powder or shot size/charge, you are covered.

    I did that early on when I added Titegroup to my inventory and realized that I needed MUCH smaller powder bushings. Might as well cover the other powders like Green Dot (which I am loading now) too. I am thankful that I spent the extra money then so I didn't have to wait for more bushings to show up in the mail.
     
  15. crk

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    On the Hornady site they sell "steel shot bushings"

    Here is the link

    http://www.hornady.com/store/Steel-Shot-Bushings/
     
  16. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Are y'all talking about steel shot bushings or bushings made of steel for shot?
    D.P.Reynolds P.S........I'm not trying to be a smart ass.
     
  17. biggunone

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    hi guys i have a p/w 800 plus for 2 months,i am loading with green dot 21gr and i am using mec powder bushing, and depending on the day i do some loading.The book tells me to use a 34.but i use a 35 or 36 i go back and forth with these two sizes is that normal. i just started to reload,thanks for any feed back
     
  18. whiz white

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    Steel shot bushing, or LEAD shot bushing made of steel?

    You cannot load steel shot in any of the P/W reloaders, save the L/S-1000, without the addition of their steel shot/powder reservoir. It has a hardened steel plate machined into the base of the reservoir.

    Now, if you are talking about the latter; LEAD shot bushing made of steel... ALL P/W machined are delivered with a steel bushing.

    Hornady uses an aluminum shot bushing. I've used them, but I keep an eye on them to watch for excessive wear where shot has been sheered off repeatedly. I've really never found much to be concerned about.

    I wished some retired/hobbist machineist out there would run off about a 100 P/W, Hornady bushings and offer them cheaply with small one center drilled hole in them, or even without the center hole. I would buy a bunch, just to make particular bushings from them. I don't have any CNC, although I used to write programming for them.

    Also, as I've stated many times, I, personally, prefer the numerical nomenclature versus alphabetical - damn easy to work up a load going by the numbers.

    Whiz
     
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