PACIFIC TOOL COMPANY
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A Little History
The Pacific Gunsight company opened its doors in the early 1920ís at 353 Hays St, San Francisco, Calif. About 1953 they moved to 2901 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, Calif. Pacific was then sold to R.R. Deitemeyer of DL Products Co maker of Deitemeyer shotshell loaders. The tool colors changed to blue with the move from California to P.O. Box 4495 Lincoln, Nebraska in 1960. While in Lincoln, Pacific tools were made by Bair Machine Company until there was a parting of the ways in 1969. This resulted in Bair offering the same Pacific tools under their own name. In 1972 the company name was changed to Pacific Tool Company while the address remained the same. In 1974 came another change, the address was moved to P.O. Drawer 2048, Ordnance Plant Rd., Grand Island, Nebraska. Pacific was now a part of Hornady. By 1992 the Pacific name had been dropped as Hornady began offering reloading tools under its own name.
The Pacific line of shotshell reloaders is a testament to time. Even though Pacific/Hornady no longer produces any of the Pacific models except for the 366 which they have produced under the name Hornady 366, they have been able to still survive as a high quality reloader. The reloaders have a very heavy and well built feel to them. In their time, they were considered the best of the best, and in today's standards, they still stand at the top. In my opinion, you won't find a better reloader.
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New Style: Old Style:
Pacific DL-105 Pacific DL-110
Pacific DL-155 Pacific DL-150
Pacific DL-266 Pacific DL-250
Pacific 366 Pacific 350