24hourcampfire.com
24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,834
Campfire Tracker
OP Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 5,834
Got a Pacific/Hornady 366, 12 ga loader that I've been slowly resurrecting over the past year or so. Pretty much have things up to par, but am running into one issue - the auto advance.

To be specific, I'm having an issue with the auto advance at station 7. If the shell plate is empty the auto advance works as it should. When the handle is pulled down the pawl rotates clockwise and drops into a shell opening. When the handle is raised, the pawl engages the shell plate and rotates the plate counter-clockwise. The shell plate can be full up to station 7, and everything is fine. But if there is a shell in station 7, the pawl does not rotate back clockwise and re-engage the shell plate and prep for the next advance. Again, this happens whether there are shells in each station, or just station 7. I've adjusted the spring tension on the pawl, cleaned the pawl, spring and retaining screw. I've even gone so far as to try different hulls - Fed GM, Rem STS, Win AA, Gun Glubs, old Peters Blue Magics and Rem Premiers - makes no difference. To this point, nothing seems to get me past this issue.

Any ideas? I suppose a call to Hornady may be in order in the morning. This one has me dumbfounded.


I never thought I'd grow up to be a grumpy old man, but I did, and I'm killin' it.
BP-B2

Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 72
P
Campfire Greenhorn
Offline
Campfire Greenhorn
P
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 72
There are 2 styles. New one is a small square piece that pushes the tray around. Old style is long "finger" one that pulls the tray. Which do you have?

Joined: Nov 2022
Posts: 56
S
Campfire Greenhorn
Offline
Campfire Greenhorn
S
Joined: Nov 2022
Posts: 56
Yes, call Hornady. I don't know if they still do this or not, but when I was having trouble with my 366, after talking with them, I paid to ship it to them and they rebuild my reloader and shipped it back to me free of charge. warranty and great customer service at Hornady.
Thanks


Moderated by  RickBin 

Link Copied to Clipboard
YB23

Who's Online Now
484 members (160user, 17CalFan, 01Foreman400, 1lesfox, 06hunter59, 175rltw, 52 invisible), 1,512 guests, and 1,106 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums80
Topics1,183,004
Posts18,313,500
Members73,670
Most Online11,491
Jul 7th, 2023


 







Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2024 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.3.33 Page Time: 0.106s Queries: 14 (0.004s) Memory: 0.7945 MB (Peak: 0.8274 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2024-02-28 12:53:50 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS