Ordinary Clays through a powder measure


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mjrodney
February 12, 2008, 09:14 AM
Anyone successfully using a brand of powder measure that is reliable with ordinary Clays in a soft handgun load (3.8g-4.2g)?

A recent search yields little information, but perhaps a silent knave out there has the Grail that I so seek.

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Canuck-IL
February 12, 2008, 10:09 AM
On my Hornady L'n'L, for Clays, I went back to the large rotor from the pistol rotor. I also drop a pair of fender washers on top of the powder stack. Variance is much diminshed ... still not a ball powder but functional.
/Bryan

marlin.357
February 12, 2008, 10:11 AM
I use a Lee Pro Auto-Disk, get very consistent 4.0 grain drops.

kennedy
February 12, 2008, 03:58 PM
I am getting great drops with the lee auto disk of 5.0gr of universal which says universal clays technology on the bottle so I don`t know if its what your are referring to. Best, the auto disk does not leak the powder like it did with AA#5

ArchAngelCD
February 12, 2008, 04:55 PM
I have no doubt a Lee Pro Auto-Disk Powder Measure will reliably meter 3.0gr of Clays or higher. I'm having trouble getting it to meter reliably with a 2.5gr charge used in my 148gr LWC .38 Special rounds.

PC40
February 17, 2008, 04:55 PM
I had 2 squibs while shooting Clays loads below 3 grains, I pulled the bullets on the rest and it seemed that 1 in 10 was light (or very light). I now have a policy, willing to err on the side of caution, of not going below 4 grains of Clays with the Auto Disk, and I'll probably just burn up the Clays I have in .357's, .45's, and .44's and not replace it when it's gone. Because of the consistency, Titegroup is now my preferred powder for Rainier 148 DEWC's - I use 3.5 grains in .38 SP which is a tad hotter than the Hodgdon load of 3.3 Titegroup, but I'm shooting .357 revolvers. Works great on bowling pins a foot from the back of the table - if I do my job.

mallc
February 17, 2008, 06:15 PM
I've been waiting seven weeks for a backordered Redding 3BRK from Graffs: :(

I'm currently using a RCBS Uniflow with the large chamber and get about +/- .05 gr. with Clays. I've order the small chamber but have not received it yet.

Scott

JDGray
February 18, 2008, 06:49 PM
My .57cc disk throws 3.9gr Clays, very consistantly:)

PC40
February 18, 2008, 09:45 PM
Actually I did go against my rule of thumb last night (not going below 4 grains of Clays with Auto Disk) and used the .57cc disk on some .45's. I weighed 3.8 grains several times. The conversion chart says .57cc disk drops 3.9 grains. I'm happy with that!

colbyjack
February 19, 2008, 12:02 AM
i run 4.3 of clays with a 200 gr SWC. for 45 acp and it averages 835 fps. -chris

35 Whelen
February 19, 2008, 12:29 AM
I shoot Clays almost exclusively through my 38 Spec. With full wadcutters, the load is around 2.5 grs. With 158-170 gr. SWC's more like 3.5 gr. I use an older Lyman powder measure with complete success.
35W

MrPhil
February 19, 2008, 01:01 AM
3.6 grains of Clays gently pushes plated 200 grain SWC's for my Smith 625. My Dillon powder measure is very consistant with this load. I've weighed 20 in a row. 3.6 +/- the width of the line on my scale. I estimate that to be +/-.05 grains.

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