Hornady Auto charge powder measure


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tightgroup tiger
November 27, 2013, 07:59 PM
Does anyone have one of the Hornady LNL auto charge powder dispenser?

Are they worth $160.00?

http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=00005050068

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willymike
November 27, 2013, 10:45 PM
Yes, they are worth the money. I've had one since they first came out and it has performed very well. No problems encountered so far. It has been very precise and is simple to operate.

I frequently cross check the charges thrown with an RCBS 5-0-5 balance and accuracy has always been within a tenth of a grain.

It's not got all the programmable bells and whistles of the RCBS Chargemaster, but I find those not needed for my particular use anyway.

jeffreybehr
November 27, 2013, 11:13 PM
I've had one for several years. It's easily calibratible, reliable, and easy to use. It's also lots more accurate than the RCBS equivalent I had and sold.
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k220/jeffreybehr/Shooting%20stuff/HornadyLnLAutoCharge_1280w.jpg (http://s89.photobucket.com/user/jeffreybehr/media/Shooting%20stuff/HornadyLnLAutoCharge_1280w.jpg.html)

OldRook77
November 28, 2013, 09:55 AM
Love mine. Has made a huge difference in my single stage reloading.

Way better than my old balance beam

tightgroup tiger
November 28, 2013, 11:01 AM
I've been agonizing over one of these for a long time and the price just keeps getting better.

There are some types of powder that I have given up on because of they won't run accurately through my manual measures.

I don't have to run all my loads through my two progressive presses, I do still single stage pistol calibers I don't shoot that often and all my rifles. And this won't break the bank by any means.

Thanks
TT

Kurastduuks
November 29, 2013, 08:09 PM
One of the better investments on my bench

cfullgraf
November 29, 2013, 08:59 PM
I have the Pact version and it is handy to have around. I generally only use it when working up loads as I find it too slow for general reloading. I know Pact has sped up their measure since I bought mine and I do not have any experience with the Hornady.

My drum style powder measures do a good repeatable job on other dispensing tasks.

I recently got a Harrell Precision Culver style powder measure and it is replacing the load work up times as well as being great for measuring general rifle loads loaded on the single stage press.

jwrowland77
December 7, 2013, 06:44 PM
Thank you TG Tiger. Since you posted this, I was finally able to find a Hornady Auto Charge at a good price for my wife to get me for Christmas.

I've been wanting one for about a year now since I load on the Hornady SS classic and I'm hoping this will help speed up my process a bit, since now I won't be hand weighing every single one of my charges. I just didn't trust my abilities in my manual powder measure as I'm only about 2 years into the reloading game.

tightgroup tiger
December 9, 2013, 07:36 PM
Thank you TG Tiger. Since you posted this, I was finally able to find a Hornady Auto Charge at a good price for my wife to get me for Christmas.

Your welcome JW.

I have big plans for this thing. I find my self doing more and more small batches instead of the standard 1k-2k at a time. I've been playing with my loads and trying different powder charges and OALs.

It takes me about 20-25 throws in any of my bench mounted powder measures just to get them to throw consistently. That's a pain.

noylj
December 10, 2013, 01:30 AM
How about the Lyman gen 6 with touch screen?

ole farmerbuck
December 10, 2013, 07:05 AM
I tried the Lyman, took it right back! I bought the Hornady a few months back to see if it was better than my chargemaster but the Hornady just sits on the bench.Dont get me wrong, it works but not like the chargemaster. Almost everything I have is Hornady but I'll stick with the green powder dispenser.

tightgroup tiger
December 11, 2013, 10:22 PM
I finally got the thing but my wife confiscated it as a Christmas present.

Dang it, now I have to wait even longer. I did beat her to the new .357mag dies I that came with it, she didn't get her present hooking little fingers on them.

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