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Hornady LnL BR powder measure with pistol rotor

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by donkee, Jan 31, 2013.

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  1. donkee

    donkee Member

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    While looking at Midway's web site I noticed the pistol rotor for the Hornady LnL powder measure. After a little research I found out that according to Hornady the pistol rotor is not supposed to work with the LnL bench rest powder measure. Well, I have the bench rest measure and was bumming about that.

    I did a little more research and found a gentleman on the S&W forum that ordered the rotor for his LnL BR measure and said that it works just fine.

    I ordered one after seeing that, tried it out, ran a bunch of tests and it works great. I have never thrown charges of Unique that were this consistant.

    So anyway, if you have a LnL BR measure and wanted to get the pistol rotor for it, go ahead it works great.

    Just an FYI
     
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    Whoops, I never noticed that clause. I've been using my Pistol Rotor for a while. It is much more accurate for Pistol loads (go figure).
     
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    Also, just as an aside, I have never found that +/- 0.2gn Unique loads with my powder measure have never been less accurate than those weighed out on my RCBS Charge Master--out to 50 yards.
    Unique seems VERY forgiving and more people should simply try the loads before they worry about the loads.
     
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    Absolutely true. Great on target results over ride any charge weight variance. Same for ES & SD numbers.
     
  5. donkee

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    My problem using the lee auto disc is that charges for .45 and 9mm are usually pretty consistant.

    Lighter charges for 7.62x38r, .32 acp, 38 S&W, etc are usually all over the place from a couple flakes of powder to .5 ish over. In those small cases with old pistols that could be a bad thing. I do my loading using the batch method so I never get caught with too little powder, just have to go through and charge them again and again or trickle them on the scale for a couple hundred rounds. Too much powder can be hard to see though.

    The pistol rotor is throwing charges right where they need to be so I am happy now!
     
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