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#5503899 - 12/28/14 09:29 AM Powder dispenser
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So I am looking for a new powder dispenser. I care about accuracy and time to dispense

My two options I see are

Rcbs powder dispenser
Harrell thrower and a high resolution scale (gem pro 250 or equivalent)

Thoughts on either system? I know the rcbs is used buy a lot of good shooters, but will going to .01 grains be that much better than .1 grains?


Edited by Cleric (12/28/14 09:52 AM)

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#5503915 - 12/28/14 09:37 AM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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I know the RCBS system but not the other. If the other is truly better, get it. The Chargemaster is a great piece of equipment.
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#5503932 - 12/28/14 09:49 AM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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You must have meant Harrell. I googled "Haskell" and came up with nothing.

The only reason to use a Harrell is if you intend to charge with whatever the measure drops. It's not going to be anywhere near 0.01 grain in consistency so you may as well just use a Uni-Flow because you'd be trickling to desired weight anyway.

If you're not weighing and sorting cases and sorting bullets, then weighing to that level of precision won't be a detriment but I think you'll see no perceptible benefit.
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God I am hating caliber threads more and more

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#5503936 - 12/28/14 09:51 AM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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Sorry auto correct ftl...http://www.sinclairintl.com/reloading-equipment/powder-handling/powder-measures-dispensers/harrell-premium-powder-measure-prod38305.aspx

I would add a trickler if necessary

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#5504117 - 12/28/14 11:41 AM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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RCBS and trickler if not using a Chargemaster. Chargemaster seems slow until you get a few cases filled then you can be seating bullets as it throws another load.

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#5504190 - 12/28/14 12:19 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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Might depend on which RCBS model you're talking about.

I have the RCBS Uniflow and I like it a lot but I'm sure there's something better out there. I use THIS that mates the Uniflow to my Lee powder through expanding dies. I use an ancient Lyman beam scale to set up the Uniflow and to check the drop once and a while. The Uniflow has a bunch of accessories like a micrometer adjustment and metering baffle. There's two sizes of drop cylinders.

I have a Lee Auto Disc on my turret. Works pretty well but is not as repeatable as the RCBS and not infinitely adjustable unless you buy blank aftermarket discs and drill them yourself.
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#5504232 - 12/28/14 12:38 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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I would go with the charges master.

Each way would be about 300

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#5504883 - 12/28/14 06:11 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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Wow...I can't imagine spending $300 on a single item. I don't shoot for money. To each his own.
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#5504911 - 12/28/14 06:27 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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I use the chargemaster and it works great for me. When I have the money and get one on sale I will pickup a second.

Walter

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#5504922 - 12/28/14 06:32 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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Use a Chargemaster for a while and you'll see the value. If there were ball powders that worked well enough for all my own needs I'd use my Uni-Flow and a balance beam scale exclusively, but there are not so I do not.
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#5505366 - 12/28/14 09:28 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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chargemaster and never look back
you can store your load data
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#5505398 - 12/28/14 09:40 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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How well does it work on varget?

The hornady I have is not good

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#5505404 - 12/28/14 09:43 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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Use the straw mod and change the settings in the machine per the load, and it works good. I never threw a lot of varget but I do throw a lot of h4350 and never have any problems.

Just don't leave powder in it when you are not using it and if you don't always leave it on then turn it on a few hours before you use it.

Walter

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#5505534 - 12/28/14 10:48 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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Use the straw on Varget and the other cylindrical powders and it will work fine. Does a good job as is with the shortcut powders though. I do no have a chargemaster but have used friends setups before and like them, gotta love helping setup a new reloader that bought better equipment than I have bang

I have a Hornady one and with those type powders have to trickle or get a lot of overage throws which is a real pain with it. Get more accurate charges with a Lee powder drop than with the Hornday one.
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#5507397 - 12/29/14 08:18 PM Re: Powder dispenser [Re: Cleric]
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I love my ChargeMaster

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