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Lee powder scoops/Static

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Keeperfaith, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Keeperfaith

    Keeperfaith Well-Known Member


    Does anyone have problems w/ the Lee powder scoops and static making the powder stick to the scoop when your trying to drop it in the weighing scale?

    Any ways to keep it static free?

  2. jcwit

    jcwit Well-Known Member

    rub them with dryer sheets.
  3. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    ^^ +1
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    Same with your powder bowl, especially if it's plastic. Oh, and use used or at least un-scented dryer sheets.
  5. Arkansas Paul

    Arkansas Paul Well-Known Member

    What's the matter. You don't want your bowl to smell like ocean breeze? :)
  6. docsleepy

    docsleepy Well-Known Member

    Graphite. If you don't have any for locks, a pencil and some sandpaper will suffice.
  7. splattergun

    splattergun Well-Known Member

    ^^ that or just stir it through the powder for a minute or so to pick up some of the powder's graphite. That's why Lee wants you to run a hopper of powder through the Perfect Powder Measure before measuring any charges.
  8. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity....

    Are you talking about their measuring scoops ?

    If so, if you are gonna weigh it anyway- kinda defeats the purpose of the scoop....there's a whole lot easier methods for getting the powder to the scale.

    If you insist, put all of them in a ziploc baggie with two dryer sheets and a tablespoon of water.

    Throw it in the dryer on low heat for about 20 mins.
  9. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

    Example, please?

    I figured the easiest way (combined with cheapest) was the dipper/scoop and using a trickler to come up to the desired weight.

    But then, I may not be imaginative enough. I have been trying to figure an efficient way to eliminate the intermediate bowl (between the original manufacturer's powder container and the final weighing/dispensing) and thought I had it figured out. But if I have missed something, I want to know.


    Lost Sheep
  10. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    It would be called a Powder Measure.

    Every reloader needs to get one, if you ever want to get anything done before your empty brass turns green from age.

    You set it with the scales one time, then go for it reloading until you get so tired you have to go to bed.

    Every powder charge does not have to be weighed and trickled to the nearest 0.001 gnats whisker.

    Factory Match loads at least as good as yours aren't..

  11. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    For reals. I've never weighed each and every charge ever. Never owned a trickler. If you're going to scoop, scoop. The most common way guys load is to verify a powder measure throw(s) with a scale and go to town.
  12. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    Thanks RC.

    See what happens when I go out for ice cream ?

    RC gets my witty comebacks.

    And this soft serve aint that good.
  13. Keeperfaith

    Keeperfaith Well-Known Member

    thanks guys,

    I do have a RCBS uniflow but I dont have a stand for it yet, I dont wanna rig one up so ill wait till i get a real stand.

    and I am measuring each load w/ the scoop (because they are not that accurate or ive not got enough experience to make them accurate IE static screwing up my scoop loads) and then weighing them. IM only making 5-10 at a time until I shoot them and see what load is the best for me and my gun..

    THanks guys
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    You could get a block/s and hold the thrower in your hands. For some things, that's the way I go.
  15. Lost Sheep

    Lost Sheep Well-Known Member

    I was hoping for a an actual answer, RC. The question had to do with efficiency of "getting the powder to the scale", not bypassing it.

    If most of your charges are not stopping at a scale before getting into the case, then sure, a powder measure is most efficient.
    I have had RCBS, Lee Auto-Disk, Redding, Hornady and Lee Dippers. All perform the same function, meting powder, either directly into cases or into a scale prepatory to going into a case. Therefore I define all as "Powder Measures".

    I suppose we will not agree about the efficiency of various tools getting powder into a scale or into cases. I can live with that.

    Lost Sheep

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