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Topic: Powder Measure
Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Subject: Powder Measure
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:36
Ok so I used the Lee perfect powder measure for a few charges on the 300 win. mag.  To much powder for it I think. didn't want to work right.  Never had a problem with the 308 loads or the 223 but I guess I am gonna have to get a new measure/dispenser.  I don't spend much more than a hundo or so but what do yall recommend.



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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:38
Think this is worth a hoot?
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=335652 - http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=335652


Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:39
I have the Lee perfect powder measure as well and I haven't had a problem with magnum loads.  What problem are you having?


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:47
Doesn't want to dispense evenly.  I make the same movement each time and the powder will either hang up and not drop into the case or it will not have loaded enough.  I can tap the side a  couple times on each movement and it works but thats annoying.  After I set it I loaded 5 cases then weighed them out and with it set a 73gr I got  70, 73, 62, 68, & 48.  On the 48 i was like where the hecks the powder, touched the dispenser and the rest fell out, everywhere.


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:55
Redding BR


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:56
I think it may be the powder.  I started with r25 and after the mess with it didn't try when i went to r22.  testeed it with H4895 and its consitant again.  Guess I dont' need a new measure.  
 
Have you used R22 in your measure?


Posted By: ckk1106
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 19:57
I know what you mean.  I've just got into the habit of tapping it a lot.  It is not real accurate with extruded powder either.  Especially with more than 60 grains or so.  I've gotten differences of 1.5 grains between charges, but I'm fine with that.  I don't usually load to maximum anyways.  The nice thing about this measure though is that it was CHEAP.  Big Smile
I get better results with ball powder, but that seems to gum up the handle.Sad


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 20:01
So i need a small grainular powder that will work in the 300 win mag to test.  to the drawing board. Any suggestions guys.


Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 20:05
so it looks like if I am smart enough to figure this out h1000 calls for the most grains would that mean its smaller grainular and might work?


Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 20:29
RCBS chargemaster 1500.  

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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 20:46
Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

RCBS chargemaster 1500.  
 
+1 on the RCBS. I have the Lyman 1200 and for the most part it is good; zero it, enter your charge and hit the enter button and in a few seconds you have your charge. The problem I have had especially with 4350 is when it is done SOMETIMES it will be a tenth or two over. It is very sensitive to static electricty. When I use the scale to weigh thrown charges the trickle tube gets in the way.
The RCBS comes in two units that can be combined or seperated (the scale and the trickler), and I have read far fewer complaints about the RCBS's accuracy.
The Lyman has been updated since I got mine so speed and accuracy may have improved, but it is still one unit and a little difficult to weigh things with the trickle tube in the way.


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Posted By: swtucker
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 20:50
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Think this is worth a hoot?
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=335652 - http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=335652
I have the RCBS version of that.  It works pretty well....but it will spill too much in the pan rather often.  So I end up picking a few pieces of powder out with tweezers. 

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 20:57
Originally posted by swtucker swtucker wrote:

Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Think this is worth a hoot?
http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=335652 - http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/?productNumber=335652
I have the RCBS version of that.  It works pretty well....but it will spill too much in the pan rather often.  So I end up picking a few pieces of powder out with tweezers. 

tweezers?? you sissy, lick the tip of your index finger and gently put it into the pan after a while you can pick one kernel at a time out of the pan. ive done it that way forever. the more powder you want out the more area of your finger you get wet.


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Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: February/17/2010 at 23:36

Could be static. Try wiping the dispenser with a bounce sheet to reduce static cling. If the powder comes in the plastic tubs wipe the outside of the container also.

If the powder has been open it could have absorbed some moisture. Try using desiccant packs in your powder can.
 
Last could there be an oily film on your dispenser?


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Posted By: Steelbenz
Date Posted: February/18/2010 at 04:57
Check out H-1000

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Posted By: BillyWayne
Date Posted: February/18/2010 at 05:49
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I think it may be the powder.  I started with r25 and after the mess with it didn't try when i went to r22.  testeed it with H4895 and its consitant again.  Guess I dont' need a new measure.  
 
Have you used R22 in your measure?
 
I use RL22 in my Lee powder measure.  I get consistent loads with it.  But the load I usually use is 46.5 grains.  I do not have any magnum loads.  I find that the Lee measure works fine.  I had issues with AA#9 leaking.  I now use the Lee Auto Disk for handgun loads and that does not leak. 


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/18/2010 at 06:16
Originally posted by 3_tens 3_tens wrote:

Could be static. Try wiping the dispenser with a bounce sheet to reduce static cling. If the powder comes in the plastic tubs wipe the outside of the container also.

If the powder has been open it could have absorbed some moisture. Try using desiccant packs in your powder can.
 
Last could there be an oily film on your dispenser?
 
I will try the dryer sheets.  No chance or oil in the dispenser.


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/18/2010 at 08:49
My method is pretty simple. I set up the powder measure to throw a charge that is slightly light and trickle the rest from a Redding powder trickler on a digital scale.


Posted By: magshooter1
Date Posted: February/18/2010 at 12:20
Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

My method is pretty simple. I set up the powder measure to throw a charge that is slightly light and trickle the rest from a Redding powder trickler on a digital scale.
 
Ditto for me only I have an RCBS trickler and old O'Haus balance type scale instead of a digital one.


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/18/2010 at 12:22
I think i need to invest in a "quality" digital scale and trickler anyway.


Posted By: magshooter1
Date Posted: February/19/2010 at 07:50
Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

I think i need to invest in a "quality" digital scale and trickler anyway.
 
FWIW I think a trickler is a must for good accurate loads.  Just MHO.


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: February/19/2010 at 07:56
I have been using the old "crack head" method of on a small tray with a razor blade to trickle  so its in the near future.


Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/19/2010 at 09:47
FWIW, the Redding trickler is heavy in weight so it doesn't move around while you're trickling powder in the pan on a digital scale like the others do. They move around cause they are very light in weight, usually made from aluminum. The Redding unit is cast from some type of steel and works much better.


Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: February/19/2010 at 10:26
Why not step up to powered dispenser, either from Pact, RCBS or Lyman?

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Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/19/2010 at 13:25
Old habits die hard.


Posted By: lucytuma
Date Posted: February/19/2010 at 13:32
Understood.

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Posted By: okc4956
Date Posted: February/27/2010 at 06:51
RCBS powered dispenser was the best thing I've purshased in quite a while. Really works great, but while you're looking at powders, have you tried the Ramshot powders? Big Game works well for me in a .300WSM. The other one for big cartridges I think is called Hunter. Prices are good on it too.


Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: March/13/2010 at 22:57
That automated trickler still requires a digital scale that it can talk to toaccurately dispense so you might as well bite the bullet and gete a matched set (auto dispenser and scale) like the RCBS. Think its on sale at midway right now

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Posted By: DLJ6
Date Posted: March/14/2010 at 13:12
I went from a Lee to a Harrells custom 90 Culver and never looked back. Should have made the jump years ago. Throws spherical or large stick equally well. I spend a lot less time trickling nowWhistling



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