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Best Powder for Lee Pro Auto Disk

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Triumph, Feb 21, 2013.

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  1. Triumph

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    What does this mean?
     
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    THANK YOU!!!! Hard to make sense out of acronyms when I dont know anything about powder. Very helpful post. Thanks for stooping to my level and explaining!!
     
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    Hodgdon Universal.
     
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    Tip on Autodisk

    One thing that can cause the autodisk to throw a lighter charge than expected is that each can of powder can have a slightly different VMD--volume mass density. The values that Lee prints are approximate. See http://thefiringline.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-403901.html

    You can also use a perfect powder measure set for a specific volume and then use that to calculate the powder vmd as called for in the Lee Autodisk instructions.
     
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    It means that AA#9 is a pretty tempting powder, but I like my Alliant 2400 too much to stray from it. 2400 and AA#9 fill the same niche for me, magnum handgun powder. Since I have been buying 2400 in 8lb jugs, I just cant see buying any AA#9
     
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    new to reloading and have lee press with the auto powder disk, loading 223 with cfe223 powder. seams I am going to have to stack disk for the right called for charge of 26.gr, have you had any dealings with the stacking and am I heading in the right direction?
     
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    Yes, the double stack kit is easy to use. It is pretty easy to fine tune, also. Just remember if you are using two different sizes stacked up that the smaller one always goes on top.

    Any ledges that powder can sit on are bad. Always make sure you are adjusted so the disk holes slide all the way so everything drops down into the funnel part of the measurer.
     
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    You can also double stack the Adjustable Charge Bars by filing the slide tabs of one and it will give you more powder charge adjustment options (see yellow arrows in the picture below). You do still need to use the 2 double-disk risers (AD2493) and 2 longer bolts (FD1471) but you can order these from Lee Precision.

    I metered up to around 47 grains of I4895/H4895/Varget and 48 grains of RL15 which are plenty for most popular .308 bullet weights and powder charges.

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    All the Accurate Arms and Western Powders pistol powder and Bullseye and Blue Dot have always worked very good for me. Stick rifle powders powders not so much.

    If you have any problems with fine powders "leaking" use a fine file and lightly file the area of the top of the measure. Just tighten up the discs slightly.
     
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    For pistols: Vihtavuori is A SMALL STICK POWDER. The lee Auto-disc system loads it as accurately as 231.
    n320, n330 & n340 loads like a charm
     
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