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Love my Loadmaster... hate my Perfect powder measure

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Norseman_01, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. Norseman_01

    Norseman_01 New Member

    Aug 6, 2007
    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:
  2. tclover

    tclover New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    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.
  3. jcwit

    jcwit Mentor

    Oct 19, 2007
    Great state of Indiana
    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
  4. Idano

    Idano Active Member

    Oct 2, 2006

    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.
  5. Ranger J

    Ranger J Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    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.


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