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#6243481 - 03/31/16 07:30 PM Satern Powder Funnel
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Are these funnels really worth $12.99 each? What would make me want them over the plastic one I'm now using?
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#6243495 - 03/31/16 07:42 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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I don't know if they are worth it but I had static-cling with my plastic funnels and some of the powder kernels would stick. I have not had that problem with the aluminum Satern funnels.
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#6243501 - 03/31/16 07:46 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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Satern has caliber-specific and two (?) universal. Having not looked at plastic, I don't know if they are available caliber-specific. If they are (which I assume they are) not that could be a benefit though it's more of a preference in my opinion. What is a naturual advantage is there are no concerns with static that plastics have. Though to reduce or eliminate static with plastics they can be wiped with a dryer sheet. I said all that to say that there's not much advantage if any. But, I have some on order. I simply prefer metal over plastic.
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#6243595 - 03/31/16 09:06 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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Bunch of rookies, plastic will quit sticking powder to it after 10,000 loads. peep







In all seriousness, I can't remember the brand, but my pan, and my funnel are all one piece. It is black plastic and has worked terrifically for many years. And it weights 67.9 gr....
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#6243616 - 03/31/16 09:24 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Bunch of rookies, plastic will quit sticking powder to it after 10,000 loads. peep

If that's the case, and supposing I had plastic, mine may never stop being static-y.
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#6243683 - 03/31/16 10:19 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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I use the Frankford Arsenal Powder Funnel Kit. It has 1 main funnel, and multiple nozzles for each caliber. I like it a lot. If a plastic funnel starts getting clingy from static, I wad up a drier sheet and pull it through the funnel and wipe off the funnel. It works very well.

http://www.amazon.com/Frankford-Arsenal-Powder-Funnel-Kit/dp/B002SEZ8VW
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#6244057 - 04/01/16 09:01 AM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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I've got an RCBS funnel w/ 3-4" drop tube, I've got a Hornady red plastic funnel and I've got the pan w/ the funnel end. They all did have static issues early on but that eventually goes away, Chad gave the solution if it's not manageable or bugs you.

I don't use the pan to drop into the case I use either the RCBS or the Hornady depending on if I am packing powder in with the drop tube or not. I've thought about buying the Saturn but the plastic ones work just fine.
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#6244083 - 04/01/16 09:15 AM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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I have a Sinclair for every load I do. They are simply better.

Quality tools always pays for themselves.
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#6244132 - 04/01/16 09:39 AM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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They are to me. up

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#6244187 - 04/01/16 10:17 AM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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The Forster drop tube has worked well for me and seems to let the powder flow in more evenly than a short funnel.

Not a huge thing, but handy.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/293879/forster-blue-ribbon-powder-funnel-with-long-drop-tube


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#6244434 - 04/01/16 01:06 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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JB - I'd not seen that funnel before. I like the design of the drop tube. I might have to pick one up the next Midway order I make. Thanks!
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#6244447 - 04/01/16 01:14 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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Loc: Southern Oklahoma
Paired with a good loading block they are definitely worth it.
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#6244491 - 04/01/16 02:06 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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You're welcome Judd.

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#6244610 - 04/01/16 03:52 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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have a Saturn for every rifle caliber I have. Love them. I still have an old clear green RCBS which is about as old as I am.





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#6245149 - 04/01/16 11:10 PM Re: Satern Powder Funnel [Re: BassCat'99]
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Well I just ordered a RCBS Chargemaster and did get the satern funnel for 30 cal to try it...what the heck woot
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