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What is this Hornady reloader?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by vtducrider, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. vtducrider

    vtducrider

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    Link to the pic:
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=A0A8790152D6B7C2!569

    A friend of mine found out about this reloader from an estate sale. It is located in a town 5 hours away, where his sister lives. There is also a "large" amount of accessories and supplies, however there is no detail. The sister can deliver it over Christmas break.

    Looking at the pic, I think it's a 366 auto loader for shotgun shells. Does anyone know for sure? What would be a fair price by itself? How is the reliability, consistency, and Hornady customer service? It might need a re-conditioning since it hasn't been used in years, supposedly. How much does Hornady charge for service? Any info is much appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  2. SJ 40

    SJ 40

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    Howdy
    The picture doesn't show for me so I'll assume it's a Pacific/Hornandy,350 DL,366 or 366 Auto.
    That by the way is the model history for what we now know as the Hornandy 366 auto shot shell loader.

    The biggest shortcoming of this model by any name or version is it will drop powder and shot even with a case not in position. Not the end of the world to me but one does need to remember that,or clean up the resulting mess.Many shot shell loaders with out lock out will do this,like I said not the end of the world.

    They when properly adjusted for the hulls of the users choice produce excellent shotgun shells.

    Good information and loader identification photos here.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_tool_company SJ 40
     


  3. vtducrider

    vtducrider

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  4. F106 Fan

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    Looks a lot like a 366 Auto Loader - I have 3 of them but they're in storage at the moment.

    Richard
     
  5. Murphy's Law

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    I think it's a MEC loader for "shotgun's" I think it's a 9000 series. Just go to the MEC web page or better yet, go on Ebay and type in MEC loaders. You see all kinds of reloaders and probably one that looks like the one you're showing. I have a couple of 650's in 410/20/28 and 12 gauge. I use to dod a lot of skeet shooting but no longer active in that sport. Hope this helps.
     
  6. SJ 40

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    Yup it's a Hornandy 366 auto. Forgot to say in first post that they use besides of course Pacific,Hornandy shot/powder bushings the RCBS bushings,so makes it easier to find them.

    As I mentioned in first post a friend of mine mounted his just a bit different and smarter than I did. He put a old cookie sheet down on his bench where he intended to mount his loader,then drilled the holes for loader. That way if he forgets and loader dumps powder or shot the mess is much easier to deal with,rather than shot rolling all over the floor.

    I load quite a bit of black powder even in shot shells which is a trait the Hornandy is known for doing well.
    In fact other than emptying the powder/shot tubes to change bushings takes just a couple of minutes,quick and easy.

    I have used most of the shot shell loaders at one time or another Mec 9000,Dillon,Hornandy, P W. and RCBS Grand.
    If I had the money I would go PW,next would be the RCBS,still spend y as is the Dillon, So that leaves the Mec or Hornandy,I went Hornandy and have not regretted it. SJ 40
     
  7. sellersm

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    It's some variant of the Hornday 366 progressive shotshell loader, as has been mentioned.

    I'm not familiar with Hornady's policies regarding reconditioning of older equipment, but it may not need much work. A phone call to Hornady will probably give you what you need.

    I'll PM you with a link to some reviews/discussion of the 366 press.
     
  8. timpar

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    As the others have said, it's a Hornady/Pacific 366.

    As far as value goes, MSRP is $680, Midway sells it for $550 new.

    Used, in the local CL, I've seen them going for $250 - $400.