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Weighting powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by kestak, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. kestak

    kestak Participating Member

    Jul 22, 2007

    I have a little bit of a conundrum going on.

    I use Ramshot TAC, AA 2250 and Ramshot Big Game. I used a little bit Reloader 15 too

    I use a Dillon powder dispenser with a Uniketek powder measure bar.

    I mount the powder dispenser on my Lee turret and I manually activate the powder dispenser.

    I load my rifle cartridges with it. So that means sometimes I need to perform 2 or even 3 activations to drop the total charge.

    My issue: EVEN WITH ONE PULL when I sue the large powder bar, there is variation with the charges up to 3 grains with every powder from charges of 41 grains to 58 grains, depending of the cartridge and powder.

    My understanding it those powders are ball powder and should measure better. Am I wrong????

    I am now using this setup to throw an approximative charge then I use a scale and pour a little bit or remove a little bit of powder to get to my exact charge.....

    Thank you
  2. Blackrock

    Blackrock Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    SE Arizona
    You need to get a powder measure that will drop the entire charge in one throw. I use either a RCBS Uniflow or a LEE disc with the double disc kit. Works well for me.
  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Nov 20, 2006
    Blackrock is correct. You will never be accurate throwing a charge in 3 or 4 parts. You will never regret getting a Redding or RCBS drum type measure.

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