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Older shotgun reloader questions.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BENELLIMONTE, Feb 3, 2008.

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  1. BENELLIMONTE

    BENELLIMONTE member

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    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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    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.
     
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    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!

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    rcmodel
     
  5. BENELLIMONTE

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    Thank you for the info.
     
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