Love my Loadmaster... hate my Perfect powder measure


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Norseman_01
January 6, 2008, 12:21 PM
The Powder measure is f*cking far cry from how reliable my Loadmaster is.

I watched the videos on youtube on setup and lubing. Saved me HUGE amounts of frustration.

But, the PPM leaks like crazy with TAC, AA2520, and AA2230C.

Is there a method by which to make these powders work in the LPPM?

I could always switch to the disk method, but, I would like to keep the flexability of the adjustable powder measure.

And the expense of buying another powder measure. :banghead:

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tclover
January 6, 2008, 12:39 PM
check the screw on the side that controls the chamber. tighten it up some until you feel it get hard to operate the handle, then back off a hair. the small powders do leak in this measure. larger powders do not. its a cheap measure and thats its only down fall.

jcwit
January 6, 2008, 01:23 PM
I agree with tclover, check the screw. I've used mine to load 1,000's of rounds of .30 cal. carbine using IMR 4227, also 100's of rd's of 7.62x39 using SR 4759. Also use it for 30/06 & .223. Very accurate, I check it intermittly with my digital scale & accuracy is +/- tenth of a grain, no leakage problems. One note the longer you use it the better it works. I also have a Lyman 55 & a Hornady lock & load measure but generally use the Lee for convience. For pistol rounds I use the Lee Pro Auto Disk & do have a small problem with leakage when using ball powders, but its so easy to set up & get going. Check that screw and Good Luck

Idano
January 6, 2008, 02:35 PM
Norseman_01,

The LEE powder measure was the biggest PITA on my Loadmaster and was soon replace with the RCBS Uniflow Powder Measure with the RCBS Case Activated Linkage. I no longer have my Loadmaster because of other reliability issues that followed me over to my Hornady AP. It turned out that many of my "RELIABITY ISSUES" were really case issues, or to be more specific primer pocket swage issues but I didn't have a single issue with load consistencies using the RCBS setup on my LEE.

Ranger J
January 6, 2008, 08:22 PM
It is the nature of the beast that it will leak a small amount of small grained powder such as H110. I just place a shallow tray under the measure to catch this powder. Sorry no magic remedies. It still is a good buy for the money.

RJ

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