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Throwing Extruded Powder: Pacts, Harrels etc

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Unread 01-15-2004, 06:37 PM
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Throwing Extruded Powder: Pacts, Harrels etc

I have read all the previous threads about how slow to warm up, light sensitive, slow to trickle up a charge etc. Pacts new improved (came out mid 03) claims to cure all that. I would really appreciate hearing from those with THIS NEW model before dishing $280. I recently bought a new Harrels thrower and with extruded powder I am back trickling up charges just like with my old cheap thrower (actually it was better)as its accuracy throw-to-throw just isnt there.
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    Re: Throwing Extruded Powder: Pacts, Harrels etc

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    I have the same set up. Harrell BR measure & Pact digital scale. Last year I purchased the old Lyman powder dispensing & weighing unit all in one unit. for the long extruded powder I love it. it is extremely accurate to + or - .1 grain ALL the time. Takes alittle while to get it set up but worth every penny. With the BR powder mesure (which I still like just not for the long stuff) I too was back to trickling out the weights. I have started long range NRA paper shooting with the 6.5 X 284 & use Lynman for this cartridge. I use the BR for my 223 across the course shooting iron. Wish I would have waited for the new Lynman digital unit that is out now.
    Just my experience so far. Seems like I have to do everything the hard way.
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    Re: Throwing Extruded Powder: Pacts, Harrels etc

    I keep hearing glowing reviews of the Lyman combo Thrower/Dig.scale (model 1200) and VERY mixed reviews on the Pact combo. ANY OTHER REVIEWS PLEASE WEIGH IN and please indicate if your Pact is the newly revised model. THANKS
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    Re: Throwing Extruded Powder: Pacts, Harrels etc

    My pact is the two seperate peices (digital dispenser and scale w/ infrared eye) mine will throw a 95gr charge in ~30sec and is very accurate. Many times it will stop .1gr shy of the programmed load,..so you hit the dispense button until the .1gr is dropped. They recommended warm-up time,..but I have turned it on, calibrated, and gone to loading. This damn thing works like a charm and it has cut my loading time in 1/3s. WORTH THE MONEY

    oh yeah,..it's the newer model.

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    Re: Throwing Extruded Powder: Pacts, Harrels etc

    Thank you for the good replies. I think I'm going to pull the trigger on the Pact combo after the SHOT show (I want to make sure some new thing isnt out) As an addendum I was trickling up loads tonight with the old 10-10 scale and my $15 Lee powder thrower.....can't get over that the Lee throws just as accurate (with stick) as the $$Harrels and it never chops a grain. Thanks again
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