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Topic: Auto Powder Disepnser Whos do you use and Why
Posted By: 338LAPUASLAP
Subject: Auto Powder Disepnser Whos do you use and Why
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 15:49
What are your thoughts on your Auto Dispenser what do you like what do you dislike?

Why?

Just looking for info on this topic.

Need your help to guide me to a wise decision. 


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Posted By: SVT_Tactical
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 16:14

I had a lyman auto dispenser/measure and it was ok.  Florescent light made it inconsistent at times and I had to change the light over my reloading bench to get it to act right. 

I've since switch to a Redding 30BR measure that I use vs the auto dispenser and have had much more consistent results loading by volume not weight



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Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 16:29
I have an rcbs. It seems to work well, i intetionally wired my outlets on a separate circuit because of the floresent light issue.

But i mostly just use it for load workups then use my drop dispenser and go by volume as well. It is way faster and i get excellent ammo.

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Posted By: Lockjaw
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 16:44
I have an RCBS powder thrower. It works well. 


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 20:03
I have the Lyman auto dispenser. It has given consistent, good results. Velocity is more consistent between shots than using a magnetic scale to set volume throws on the RCBS throw dispenser. No problems with the lights, but they are 10' above the floor. You do have to let it warm up a few minutes to calibrate properly.


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Posted By: Rancid Coolaid
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 20:30
Had a hornady for several years, it sucked. Now have RCBS, it is more consistent.

There is a high dollar option calibrated by powder, dispenses one grainule at a time via a tooth specific to the powder size. It is supremely accurate - and about $3,000, plus wheels for all the powders you use.

Sometimes "good enough" is good enough - and far better than factory ammo.

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Posted By: SEMO Shooter
Date Posted: December/01/2016 at 22:27
I have the RCBS Chargemaster.  My florescent lights don't seem to affect it as much as the power surge caused by the A/C, furnace, or clothes dryer.  Even at that variance is usually not more than .1 grain.


Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 03:46
RCBS Charge Master

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Posted By: Steelbenz
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 06:42
Lyman Gen 6. For my 6.5 it throws an ES of 26 SD of 9. If I have a bad day its on me.

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Posted By: Longhunter
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 15:30
RCBS Chargemaster.  Accuracy is excellent for small powder volume handgun loads, as well as for large rifle loads.  Works fine.  Wish it were a little faster.


 


Posted By: 3_tens
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 17:04
Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

Lyman Gen 6. For my 6.5 it throws an ES of 26 SD of 9. If I have a bad day its on me.
Do you use a short section of drinking straw in the drop tube? It helps on the last grains of powder for consistency on the Lyman.


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Folks ain't got a sense of humor no more. They don't laugh they just get sore.

Need to follow the rules. Just hard to determine which set of rules to follow
Now the rules have changed again.


Posted By: Steelbenz
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 17:53
The gen6 comes with a plastic insert. So far it's working well.

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Posted By: 338LAPUASLAP
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 19:05
Keep going...Any issues with any of the above.

The lyman for $125 seems dirt cheap if it is consistent and last that would be a great deal.


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Posted By: BeltFed
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 19:21
I've got the Lyman. It's OK, but it can be finicky. I've found myself re-calibrating it more than loading with it sometimes. I should have spent the extra money and got the RCBS. Lyman did come out with a new generation after I got mine.

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Posted By: Steelbenz
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 22:25


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Posted By: Glock
Date Posted: December/02/2016 at 22:47
The RCBS Charge Master works much better if you secure a piece of a arrow shaft in the drop tube. If I do go over it's only .1 and it doesn't happen often .

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Posted By: sakomato
Date Posted: December/03/2016 at 08:39
RCBS 1500 been working perfect for 10 years.  If it broke today, I would order another immediately

IMO, more accurate than my old balance beam (which I gave to a young reloader starting out) and a whole lot more enjoyable

MacDonalds straws about the right size.  Reduces over runs but does not eliminate them.  But the unit will tell you if it ran over and just use a small spoon or scoop to scoop out a couple of granules and you're dead on




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Posted By: Bitterroot Bulls
Date Posted: December/03/2016 at 10:01
I have also been using the Chargemaster Combo for years with great success.

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Posted By: Longhunter
Date Posted: December/03/2016 at 19:26
One possible tip for the RCBS Chargemaster.
 
The powder pan that came with mine would develop static electricity (unlike the pans that came with their balance beam scales).  This, of course, was a pain!

I solved it by ordering a pan for their balance beam mechanical scale, and using it instead of the one that came with the Chargemaster.

RCBS may have solved this problem, since I got mine years ago.  If not, this solution worked just fine. 



Posted By: MikieG
Date Posted: December/29/2016 at 07:24
I use the Lyman 55 with the Lyman 1000 scale. I started out with the Lee disk measure with their scale as well. Used those for 20 years. About 8 years ago I bought a lyman 55 powder thrower. WOW!
I recently got the Lyman 1000 scale. Again, WOW! Add the Frankford arsenal heavy weight steel powder dribbler to the mix and kablammo. Pure f@#king magic! The Lee scale would swing forever. The lyman is smooth and stable which equates to speed! The 55 throws very consistent and almost eliminates the need for the dribbler.


Posted By: JLud
Date Posted: January/15/2017 at 14:37
I use the Hornady auto charge. You will likely find some mixed reviews, however if you take time to watch the instructional DVD it works like a champ. I would say 93% of the time it's right on, 5% .1 over which is in spec, and maybe 2% of the time it goes over. Settings allow you to adjust when speed and trickle time etc to get best blend of speed and accuracy. No issues with lights or power...the only thing is not to have it on bench when using press at the same time.

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Posted By: budperm
Date Posted: January/16/2017 at 09:45
I've had good success with my Lyman 1200.  I use a lab spatula to remove the occasional overthrow.  Can usually throw 30-50 throws before re-calibration... 

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