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Powder Measures?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by BReeves, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. RedHawk357Mag

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    Redding BR30, Lyman 55, RCBS Chargemaster Lite, Lee and homemade dippers for load testing. Omega and RCBS tricklers. Mostly handgun cartridges with occasional 308 Win.

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    Just to add a little info on dippers to this thread.

    Just finished loading 25 Speer shot capsules for 45 Colt using 5.7 grs of Titegroup from the sheet that came with the shot capsules. My Lee dipper set didn't have a listing for Titegroup but found a load chart that showed the .5cc dipper was suppose to throw 5.9grs of Titegroup.

    By using a larger dipper to fill the .5cc dipper, wiping with the bottom of the large dipper and dumping it onto my RCBS balance scale I was able to get 5.7gr charges that were as exact as the RCBS scale could measure. Was a real PTA but worked well enough I would have been comfortable eliminating the weighing step.

    Guess just confirming what Swampratt said in my case resizing thread. Dippers can be extremely accurate just have to adjust your technique.
     
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    I've got the Lee auto disc one too for when I use my progressive.

    I just got the RCBS Chargemaster for precision loading on my 6.5PRC, but haven't opened the box yet.
     
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    Darn! I figured with that build you’ve been putting together you would’ve tried the RCBS Matchmaster.

    I’ve got the chargemaster lite. No complaints.
     
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    I can't afford the Matchmaster. Hell with that.
     
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  6. Neckbeard

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    Electronic powder measure is the best investment I have made for precision reloading. It is so much faster. Once I used one I had to have one. A prep station is a close second for time savings. Both in increase enjoyment of reloading for me.
     
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    Received the Lee Auto Drum yesterday. Followed the tips from the net, cleaned it up to remove the machining oil and ran about 20 charges of Universal through it to break it in. Measured a charge on my RCBS scale then ran 10 charges for comparison. Didn't mess with and didn't care how much it was dropping, just wanted to see how consistent it was.

    As it ended up it was dropping 9.5gr of Universal and all 10 were right on the money. Much better than I was doing with my old school dipper method and a whole lot faster than measuring every charge. I would call it a win for my needs.
     
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    Very nice.
    You are in business now.
     
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