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Forster Benchrest Powder Measure?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by something vague, Sep 25, 2009.

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  1. something vague

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    I'm about to take the plunge into buying a new powder measure and just can't make my mind up. I was almost set on the Redding 3BR but will need both the rifle and pistol metering inserts which adds another $45 on to the price.

    I ran across the Forster measure and it sounds and looks like a decent measure as I like all my Forster products. The trouble is that I can't seem to find very many reviews on this measure other than from 2 at Midway. The hopper capacity, or lack thereof, doesn't bother me at all as I can always make my own if neccessary. I'm more concerned with it's function.

    What are every one's experiences or thoughts on this powder measure by Forster?
     
  2. mdemetz

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    Did you search under the old name of Bonanza Benchrest Powder Measure? It has been around for quite a while.
     
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    Yeah I did a quick search of the Bonanza brand as well and didn't come up with much.
     
  4. something vague

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    No one has one of these measures on this forum?
     
  5. Winston_Smith

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    What is the range of charges you want to throw?
     
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    I need to be able to measure small pistol target loads as well as some medium size rifle loads (9mm to 30-06). Most of my charges for rifle are for my .223 and 22-250, both of which are bolt acitons. I reload these two cartridges for accuracy therefore am looking to get somewhat of an accurate powder measure +/- .1gr with balls and +/- .2gr with stick. That might be asking a lot out of a measure though. I have been using the Lee PPM for a few years and am just tired of dealing with the poor quality of parts. Powders like W296 leak through it like a sieve and other balls will get into the drum parts and bind it up a bit. The operation of the thing is not smooth, esecially after using my buddy's Redding 3br.
     
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    I use three different brands of powder measures but for pin point accuracy I drop the load in to the scale pan and weight it to check. Same way when working up a load.
    One green one blue and a brass one.
     
  8. Walkalong

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    The Forster is probably a good measure, but I have never used one.

    Harrells

    Redding

    The dominant powder measure in Benchrest is the Harrells. There are a few old converted Lymann 55's, a few Niel Jones, a few Reddings, etc.
     
  9. Winston_Smith

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    Sounds like the Harrell pistol measure would work well for you. For larger rounds you can do multiple throws.
     
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