Powder measure stands

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  1. jski

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    I have a Redding powder measure and am looking for a stand for it. The Redding stand seems too short. So I looked at the RCBS stand and the Lyman stand. Besides that fact that RCBS is offshoring the manufacturing of this part to China, the RCBS stand is not threaded and Lyman stand is threaded.

    Which is preferable: the threaded stand where the measure screwed in or the unthreaded stand?
     
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  2. Blue68f100

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    For emptying the dispenser it would be easier with no threads, I think you can put a Jam nut on the bottom to tighten it into the stand. Or have the whole base mounted so it can be picked up for dumping the powder back in the original bottle. I use to use the little flat bracket that came with the RCBS Uniflow dispenser. I had setup all of my bullet seating dies with this plate under the die. So soon as I dumped the powder I seated a bullet. Makes it easy to check for powder before seating the bullet.
     
  3. BBarn

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    I like the Hornady stand with a L-N-L bushing. Makes for quick and easy dispenser removal. But it is among the shorter stands.

    Of course, the height can be increased with a spacer under the stand's base.
     
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  4. Bill M.

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    I bought a RCBS measure instead of a Redding because the RCBS came with the flat piece to mount it on the press. I use a LNL bushing so it just snaps on and off the press. I would not want a threaded mount because I dump my measure to empty it after each use.
     
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  5. sugarmaker

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    I second the Hornady lnl stand and bushing, makes emptying much easier
     
  6. jski

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    Anyone know where the Hornady stand is made?
     
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    I got the Hornady and mounted it on a 2X4 to raise it up a bit of the table.
     
  8. Herman B

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    I haven't had clearance problems with it. My tallest case is 375 HH. I go out of my way to avoid China anything.
     
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  9. cfullgraf

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    Here is my floor stand. The measure mounts to a 3/16" piece of flat stock with a jam nut above and below the flat stock. This is one application that I use the Lee o-ring die lock nuts. They work great here.

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    I can put a variety of powder measures in this stand including my Redding 10-X and my Harrell Culver 90.

    Also, I have a Hornady stand that uses the L-N-L bushings on my bench. I use it mostly for setting up the powder measure for use on my progressive presses. Once the powder charge is close while the measure is mounted in the powder stand, I transfer it to the press and finish dialing it in. I like the Hornady stand because the L-N-L bushing threads onto the measure and then the measure locks into the stand.

    I have an RCBS stand somewhere that is not threaded and the powder measure mounting hole is almost too thick to fit two jam nuts on the measure to adequately hold the powder measure in place on the stand. Dillon jam nuts might work in this application as they are fairly thin.

    My first RCBS Uniflow powder measure, vintage 1980, came with a flat plate (about 6-7" long x 1-1/4" wide x 3/16" thick or so) that had a plain 7/8" hole at one end and a 7/*-14 threaded hole at the other end. The plate was mounted under the die in the press allowing the powder measure to be mounted off to the side. The powder measure threads into the plate with a jam nut locking it in place. I do not know if these are still available from RCBS.
     
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  10. Jonny2guns

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    Built this stand 10+ years ago. IMG_20210418_090158982~2.jpg
     
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  11. CQB45ACP

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    Here’s my Uniflow on a Lee stand. It isn’t threaded.

    It’s portable although I do secure it with small bolts/wing nuts when in use.

    (I’ve obscured the area behind because that’s where I store some of my gold bullion.)

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  12. whughett

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    My one non press specific powder measure is permanently mounted to a Lyman TMag press. An inexpensive single stage press like a Lee would make an excellent stand.
     
  13. Milt1

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    I have a Redding powder measure and use the RCBS powder measure stand. I'm glad the stand isn't threaded as the powder measure just drops through and is then tightened with the threaded nut that came with the powder measure.
     
  14. Walkalong

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    Sure you've got enough clearance ? :D
     
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    IMGP0008.jpg I made this about 30 years ago from aluminum out of metal in the scrap bin at the shop I worked for. I "eyeballed" its dimensions and it works pretty well. It is screwed together. I can take an entire tray of sized and primed cases and run the first four rows under the measure, rotate the tray and finish the last row. If I'd of measured the job I'd of made the top bar another inch longer so the entire tray could be processed without rotating it. And it makes checking the powder levels afterward easy. Just hold the tray under the light, look and compare.

    It's also heavy enough it need not be bolted or screwed into the work bench, but if using something like 3031 you can C-clamp it to the bench. And to empty it you just pick the whole thing up and pour it back into the jug. Then cycle it a few times to be sure you got it all. I like it because it has lots of room to work.
     
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    That is how I intended to set up my Hornady powder measure for my progressive LNL also...unfortunately I was drawn by the cool look of the RCBS stand; discovering too late that it wouldn't accept the LNL Bushings. :fire:

    Now I just use my Lee Classic Cast, with the LNL Bushing installed, mounted on a Inline Fabrication Quick Change mount for the same purpose
     
  17. rfwobbly

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    The one not made in China is the preferable one. ;)
     
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  18. red rick

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    I have never thought there was a problem with my Redding stand height . If you raise it , IMO the powder throwing arm will be to high . I load seated .
     
  19. AgPilot

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    Who cares about that gold! You better hide that powder! ;)
     
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