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Texas Reloaders Info

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by puddin, Oct 7, 2010.

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  1. puddin

    puddin TS Member

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    I came acrossed a Texas model D reloader with all the parts (I think). I was wondering if there was anything special about these and if they are worth anything? If anyone had any info I would be gratful. Thanks Chris.
     
  2. Zuzax

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    I think you can use Mec powder/shot bushings on the Texan.

    Cheers,

    George
     
  3. grntitan

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    Isn't it the same or very similar as the early model P/W's ??
     
  4. puddin

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    Well all the parts are with it along with the manual and warrenty card! I gave it a dry run works good. Did find out its tough to get a empty hull out of the sizer lol.Does anyone know if texas made different models? Thanks Again Chris
     
  5. Mono3811

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    They were made by Sovereign Instruments in Dallas, I think. There was a progressive and maybe one or two single stage machines. They also made some metallic loaders.
     
  6. puddin

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    Mono3811 Thanks I really like this older stuff I will have to keep my eyes open for others. Chris
     
  7. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Look like this?
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  8. Pribbs

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    They also made a MIIA that was a progressive with a auto primer feed. The modle your showing is like the early mec 600JR and I think mec sued them over the design. The bar in yours is about the same as a mec but the mec bushings won't work in it. The texan used replacable powder and shot bushings. I started loading in 1965 and the trick then was to machine a mec bar to take texan shot and powder bushings so you didn't have to buy or file on a different mec bar for every different load you used. I still do that with a mec bar but use Pacific or HR powder and machine those for different weight shot charges. Pribbs
     
  9. puddin

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    Mine looks just like it grntitan. From what I'm reading 10.00 for it and two lee reloaders, 10# 0f #8 shot and 250 209 primers wasn't a bad deal. It is nice to be on the good once. Thanks for all the replyed. Chris
     
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    Just so there is no issues, the loader i posted is not mine. I just wanted to see what a Texan Model D Reloader looked like and found that one for sale. I just borrowed their pic. I could see why MEC had their panties in a bunch back then over Texan's loader. I was think'n of another loader i guess when i compared it to the early P/W's.---Matt
     
  11. claybuster60

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    Hello puddin: I have exactly the same model of the Texan loader that grntitan has illustrated in the picture. I use mine for experimental loads I want to try. I fitted my loader with an adjustable shot/powder bar so I can make the loads I want. One important thing, though, you need a scale to be able to get the powder and shot just right. The calibrated knobs are OK but you really need a scale to put the proof in the "puddin". This set up works great for me. Consider this set up instead of having to either replace bushings or bars.

    Billy P
     
  12. certifiable

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    This may of some use to those looking for Texan bushing info.
    Go to http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/texan_m_iv.pdf
    You can download a complete Texan instruction manual for a model M IV which has complete shot and powder bushing charts therein that are also good for models M and M-II-A. Not all powders listed are currently available but most are. Sorry don't know how to make the website address a direct click link.
     
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