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#6622492 - 01/08/17 01:36 PM what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders
Matt Hejl Offline
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I have recently got into the 300blk world and using Win 296 right now, but my Lee Perfect Powder ends up in a mess when charging the casings.

Is there an inexpensive device that works better with the small ball powders?

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#6622556 - 01/08/17 02:10 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
Creedmoor Offline
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I just went through this exact problem with H110. There is a thread here somewhere about it. I finally bought a Redding #3 and the problem is solved.
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#6622579 - 01/08/17 02:18 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
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I had a Lee for a short time, just wanted to see if it was "The Wonder Powder Measure" so many claim it is. I was not convinced it did anything at all better than any other measure. I did discover that the drum could be tightened up laterally, and it occurred to me that this might be the way you can get it to stop leaking certain powders. If you haven't tried that, then it may be worth five minutes of your time.

Another thing that I thought might improve the performance of it was to dust the drum with graphite to lubricate it. I dunno if it's an effective treatment though. I got rid of the darned thing.
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#6622654 - 01/08/17 03:19 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: RiverRider]
Matt Hejl Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
I had a Lee for a short time, just wanted to see if it was "The Wonder Powder Measure" so many claim it is. I was not convinced it did anything at all better than any other measure. I did discover that the drum could be tightened up laterally, and it occurred to me that this might be the way you can get it to stop leaking certain powders. If you haven't tried that, then it may be worth five minutes of your time.

Another thing that I thought might improve the performance of it was to dust the drum with graphite to lubricate it. I dunno if it's an effective treatment though. I got rid of the darned thing.


Which screws tighten the drum?

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#6622664 - 01/08/17 03:30 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
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The one on the side of the drum, opposite the micrometer adjustment. I think. I haven't had mine for a while, so I don't have one right in front of me.
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#6622671 - 01/08/17 03:33 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
Creedmoor Offline
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Yep. The screw on the side. But all it did to mine was make the drum too tight to turn. Loose enough to turn the drum = powder leakage.
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#6622673 - 01/08/17 03:35 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: RiverRider]
Matt Hejl Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
The one on the side of the drum, opposite the micrometer adjustment. I think. I haven't had mine for a while, so I don't have one right in front of me.


Same one that tightens the charging knob? Cause that screw also binds that tension.

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#6622688 - 01/08/17 03:40 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
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Well, maybe there is no happy medium of adjustment that will work. I got rid of mine because it was Perfect.

If I was you, Matt, here's what I'd get:
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbth...sur#Post6621720
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#6622793 - 01/08/17 05:04 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
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It's not "inexpensive" as you asked, but I got tired of dealing with lesser quality and bought this one:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/466608/redding-3-powder-measure-with-universal-metering-chamber

The stand is $36 if you need that also.

But then you're DONE. No more worries.

And the RCBS that RR referenced is also a good measure if it is still in good condition.
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#6624219 - 01/09/17 02:46 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Creedmoor]
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Originally Posted By: Creedmoor
It's not "inexpensive" as you asked, but I got tired of dealing with lesser quality and bought this one:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/466608/redding-3-powder-measure-with-universal-metering-chamber

The stand is $36 if you need that also.

But then you're DONE. No more worries.

And the RCBS that RR referenced is also a good measure if it is still in good condition.


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#6625025 - 01/09/17 09:37 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
supersampson12 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/12
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Rcbs

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#6625165 - 01/09/17 10:23 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
kmon1 Offline
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Registered: 09/27/06
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RCBS for ball and Lee for extruded, most of the time these days though I use the Chargemaster
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#6626547 - 01/10/17 06:43 PM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
Phlash Offline
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Ditto on the Chargemaster

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#6631874 - 01/14/17 05:27 AM Re: what powder measure dispenser for small ball powders [Re: Matt Hejl]
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Registered: 01/22/09
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Loc: Kerrville
I'm a fan of my Hornady powder measure. Similar to the RCBS, but offers interchangeable metering inserts rather than having a single adjustable chamber. I do a lot of pistol, though, and the Hornady gives me the ability to throw small charges with the pistol rotor. I've tried ~4gr loads with my standard rifle rotor and it's just not consistent enough.

No leakage whatsoever.

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