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Hornady 366 w/auto assist

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has anybody out there had any experience with the Hornady 366 with auto-assist.I'm thinking of buying one and would like some imput from previous users.
has anybody out there had any experience with the Hornady 366 with auto-assist.I'm thinking of buying one and would like some imput from previous users.
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It is purely there not to "assist" you as much more to actually STOP a user from operating it with there head up butt by being to jerky and quick on the handle.

These things are just a gas shock like your liftgate/hood supports on your vehicle. Over time they wear out and you have to prop open the liftgate or hood. I prefer the loader without them. But I am pretty sure you can run the newer ones without the gas shock??
 

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Installed one on my 366. The cylinder is continually wearing out. It does smooth out the cycling, when it works. I no longer use mine. I guess I would advise against spending the money. It works as advertised, but not very long.
 

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I bought one, hooked it up, loaded two boxes of shells, took it off and sent it back for a refund - which Hornady gave, no questions asked. Great service.

It's mostly something to entice the Mec crowd into a 366, but I can load way faster without it.

If you're to quick on the upstroke, the plate advances too fast and the primer doesn't fully drop and binds ups in the plate - and yes, shot will go everywhere. but within the first flat of shells you'll develop a little hitch in your stroke where you'll pause a split second while that primer drops into the bottom of the die and then everything is smooth as silk...
 
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