Re: New guy and to reloading
The typical approach to achieving resolution for your situation is to bolt the individual pieces to sections of board (threaded inserts available from your hardware store will expedite the job) and mount them to your bench with C-clamps. This way, you are able to experiment with their locations, relative to each other and to yourself, to learn what an optimal compromise is. Your chosen layout will be specific to your own needs and likes, and not dependent on someone else's process and their preferences. After an experimental period, you can permanently mount the pieces to your bench.
The efficacy of your powder measure is dependent on the consistency of its operation. It's important that it is solidly mounted. I don't like the elevated brackets that are sold by the mfrs since they are effectively levers that de-stabilize their own mounts. My own innovation is to mount the measure to an anvil using the bracket that Redding furnishes with its measures; the part number is 03018. Hornady doesn't have a baffle for their powder measure, the purpose of which is to alleviate the varying pressure that the powder column in the reservoir places on the metering assembly. You can fashion your own baffle, or use a 3/8" fender washer to gain the same effect; the external dimension isn't critical.
Last edited by Winchester 69; 01-05-2010 at 09:46 AM..