Pacific Power "C"
Since the first Pacific 'C'-frame press was
introduced and patented in 1928, the superior performance and enjoyable
operation of Pacific preses have made them favorites of shooting sportsmen
everywhere. And today's Power 'C' continues the tradition.
With a price that appealed to beginners and
performance that satisfied most discriminating handloaders, the Power 'C' was
the best all-around reloading press for most shooters.
The Power 'C' will custom-load rifle and
pistol ammunition specifically tailored to your guns and your kind of shooting -
so your handloaded ammunition actually can be superior in performance to factory
ammunition, while saving you about 2/3 in ammunition costs! In addition,
you can use the Power 'C' to form "wildcat" and hard-to-get cartridges from
other brass cases.
Modern, high-strength materials give the power
'C' plenty of strength to handle modern, magnum-size reloading operations...with
the precision to match the exacting requirements of custom handloading.
Pacific innovations, like the universal primer arm and the removable head shell
holder ram, make it easy to reload different sizes of cartridges with the same
press. And the Pacific-pioneered 7/8"-14 frame threads mean that the
versatile Power 'C' will accept nearly all dies and accessories.
Strength and Precision: New type
high-density cast iron frame permits using convenient 'C' design without
sacrificing strength. Frame positively will not "spring." Pins of
hardened tool steel give lifetime precision.
Large Opening: A prime advantage of the
'C' design. Extra-wide openin makes it much easier to insert and remove
cartridges, lets you place bullets in the case mouth without cramping your
fingers, and makes it easier to change shell holders and primer cups. And
the large opening lets you load the long rifle magnums, the short pistol
cartridges, and everything in between.
Offset Handle: Lets you sit closer to
the press - directly in front if you desire - for more convenience. Handle
operates with natural downstroke action, and spring loaded detent holds handle
in "up" position for convenience and safety.
Power 'C' (Complete Press (does not include
dies, primer catcher or shell holder).)
Power 'C' Package (Just add a Pacific Mesur-Kit
or Pistol Powder Measure and you'll have everything needed to start reloading.
Includes Power 'C' press, complete set of Durachrome Dies, Primer Catcher, and
removable head Shell Holder)
Power 'C' Package...with Carbide Expander
Your Pacific POWER "C" reloading tool is an improved and
strengthened design of Pacific"s original patented basic "C" type tool.
The heavy duty "C" type frame is of high density cast iron to assure perfect
die/shell alignment and take the pressure needed for case forming and bullet
New convenient offset handle gives
maximum leverage and locks out of the way in the up position when not in use.
The Power "C" uses Pacific hardened removable shell
holder heads, and is designed to use the Pacific patented primer system and
universal primer arm. Tool head accepts standard 7/8 x 14 dies,
originally pioneered by Pacific.
To aid in your reloading operation. Pacific makes a
full line of reloading accessories including scales, powder measures, and
other related items.
With reasonable care, your new Pacific Power "C" will
give you a lifetime of trouble-free operation.
1. Mount your Power "C" Tool securely
to a strudy bench. Install shell holder in ram and fasten in place with
shell holder clip. Turn holder so that opening is toward the side for
ease of inserting the case.
2. If automatic priming is to be used,
fill primer tube and place in automatic primer feed body. Make sure
primers and primer post and cup are correct size for the cartridges you are
loading. Install size die and adjust according to directions supplied
with die set.
3. Clean, inspect and lubricate cases
with pad or rag containing Pacific Case Sizing Lubricant. Do not
lubricate excessively or lubricate neck of case as it will tend to wrinkle or
buckle case. Under lubrication can cause stuck case in size die.
4. Place lubricated case into shell
holder and move operating lever down, forcing the ram upwards and the case
into the die. This removes the old primer and resizes the case (2-die
sets.) With 3-die sets, the resizing and depriming are done in separate
5. With ram in full up position, push
primer arm into slot of ram and lower ram so that primer seats in the
cartridge case. Care should be taken so that primer is seated fully
without applying excessive pressure to the primer. After cartridge is
primed, raise ram slightly and return primer arm to original position.
Exercise care when raising ram so that the deprime punch does not contact new
primer and partially deprime case.
6. Check case length (for cases to be
crimped) and trim with Pacific Case Trimmer or File Type Trimmer Die.
Chamfer inside and deburr outside of case mouth with Pacific Chamfering and
Defurring tool, and wipe case free of all lubrication with a clean dry cloth.
7. Charge case with proper amount of
powder using Pacific Deluxe powder Measure or Pacific Powder Scale.
Refer to Hornady Reloading Manual or other reliable source to determine proper
components and charge for your particular cartridge.
8. Replace size die with bullet
seating die and adjust according to die instruction sheet. Insert
charged case into shell holder and place bullet over moth of case. Move
operating lever down, raising ram upwards and forcing case into die. If
die is properly adjusted, the bullet will be seated and case will be crimped.
(Pacific bullet seating dies can be adjusted to crimp case or seat bullets
without crimping during the seating operations.)