Older shotgun reloader questions.


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BENELLIMONTE
February 3, 2008, 11:36 AM
I am researching older/defunct brands of shotgun reloaders
Anybody currently use Texan, Pacific, or any other brands.
I am curious as to how they function & availability of parts.

Thank you,
JWW

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mc223
February 3, 2008, 12:40 PM
I have an old Texan 12 ga. loader that I have set for my standard trap loads. It works as good as my MEC.
Some of the parts seem to be interchangeable with the MEC.

snuffy
February 3, 2008, 01:08 PM
http://www.antiquereloadingtools.com/cgi-bin/discus/discus.cgi?pg=topics

Search that forum, you'll find what you're looking for there.

rcmodel
February 3, 2008, 01:31 PM
I have both 12 and 20 gage Bair-Cat reloaders.

Bought them both about 1970 something at a Gibsons discount store.

They still work as good as the day they were made.
I just don't reload much shotgun anymore, so they pretty much gather dust now.

Pacific tools were made by Bair Machine Company until there was a falling-out in 1969. This resulted in Bair offering the same Pacific tools under their own name. I think they went out of business, or lost the good fight to Pacific and were adsorbed by Hornady.

Hornady's current shotgun presses still "Bair" a striking resemblance in a few places!

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/KTOG/1224.gif
rcmodel

BENELLIMONTE
February 5, 2008, 07:59 AM
Thank you for the info.

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