Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jski, Apr 17, 2021.
Which is preferable: the threaded stand where the measure screwed in or the unthreaded stand?
Of course, the height can be increased with a spacer under the stand's base.
I haven't had clearance problems with it. My tallest case is 375 HH. I go out of my way to avoid China anything.
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.
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.)
Sure you've got enough clearance ?
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.
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.
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
The one not made in China is the preferable one.
Who cares about that gold! You better hide that powder!
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