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Which Powder Measure for Varget?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Wahoo95, May 17, 2010.

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  1. Wahoo95

    Wahoo95 Member

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    What powder measure are you guys having the best luck with in terms of using Varget?
     
  2. Arkansas Paul

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    I just use the one that came with the Rockchucker Supreme kit. It doesn't work great, but it sure does shoot great. For 150 grain bullets out of a .30-06 or .308 either one, it's hard to beat. That is the one drawback though. I think I'm going to make myself a dipper that dips about a half grain short, then I'll trickle up to my desired load. That should fix it.
     
  3. R.W.Dale

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    My uniflow eats varget for breakfast, lunch and dinner. No weighing of individual charges.

    the trick is to operate the handle with some athority so granule cutting does not impede the motion. If you try to be limpwristed and gentle you'll have nothing but problems.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    Yep. Firm and steady. Same for my BR-30.
     
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    Mostly I use my PACT electronic scale & auto dispenser, but for the times when I don't want to bother going through it's calibration routine, my Forster "Bench rest" measure loves the stuff. Very rarely have a granule shear problem and even then it seems to always throw the right charge.

    I always set the measure for a couple tenths under and trickle up to the right charge anyway so if it did throw a bad one the scale will catch it.
     
  6. dagger dog

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    Get a Lee perfect powder measure,the're inexpensive and they dispense stick powders well, no cutting crunching, like with a RCBS Uniflow. I have both and use the Uniflow on ball and flake and some of the short cut stick powders.
     
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    I've had very good results with my Uniflow and almost all powders except 800X. Like someone said it is like measuring cornflakes. Quick consistent handle movements.

    Jimmy K
     
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    I use an inexpensive Lee Perfect Powder Measure. It feels cheap but it works very well. It's always spot-on when I check the charge weights.
     
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    Any powder measure that says "Redding" on the front! :p
     
  10. Ol` Joe

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    I use a Quick Measure, very consistent, and doesn`t bind or cut the granules of extruded powders, even the larger H4350.
     
  11. Iloadntie

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    I use uniflow...extremely accurate and repeatable....Scott
     
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    I have had absolutely no problems with Varget in my Dillon or RCBS Uniflow powder measures. I have an older Redding BR powder measure, but haven't trie it with Varget yet but would be surprised if the Redding measure wouldn't work just as well.
     
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    My Vega Tools Schutzen (a Belding & Mull clone) has no problem w/ stick powders. It consistently measures +-.1 grain.

    There are always several B&Ms on Ebay and go for between $50-70.
     
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