Purpose built funnel for handloading single rounds of multiple cartridges

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Jack Hinson

Jul 27, 2020



I got tired of using a plastic funnel when loading individual cartridge cases for velocity testing, so I made this funnel out of a piece of 3/4" aluminum round stock. The lowest level is about .270" to fit into the neck of a .270 Winchester case, the next lowest level is .300" o fit into any one of several .30 caliber (30-06, .308, 30-30. .303 British), the level above that .400" for a .41 Remington Magnum. I left the next level at .500 in case I want to adapt the funnel for other calibers, and the lowest level is long enough that it could be reduced to fit in a 6mm or even a 5.56.

Probably not cost effective, except I'm retired and it was an interesting project.... And it works fine for its purpose.
That's nice. I bet it isn't the last one. Like you, the time is not a factor with me, still working,
but I can take three hours to make one if I need to, nothing lost.

I made this one from brass for .32 caliber stuff. on my LNL.
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The one in the OP, looks like a bushing driver I machined years ago.

I use the Lyman pan for powder though, the opposite of the concept but does help with bridging with small diameter case mouths.

Nice tool, Jack Hinson.

I made a bunch of drop tubes for my L-N-L powder measure. I attempted to make them so that I did not have to adjust the case activated powder die at each cartridge change on the press. But they always needed a little tweaking at each use.

I did find adjusting the powder measure was quick and easy and a good use for a Lee o-ring lock nut. I liked the way my drop tubes worked vs Hornady's so I have continued using them.


Material is bronze. Fourth from the left is a modified Hornady 38 Special drop tube. The rest are based off this tube.

It was an excuse to use the lathe which sits idle much of the time.
Too old to learn machine and lathe work, wood or metal, forging too, but I do enjoy watching others on the YouTube. That service gots to be the best invention since sliced bread. Thank you Al. :)
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