Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

Powder dispencer question

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-16-2011, 04:15 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orem, Utah
Posts: 76
Powder dispencer question

Years ago when my dad got tired of reloading he gave me all of his reloading equipment. I have been using the equipment for several years now without any major issues. I have been noticing lately that the powder measure does not seem to hold as consistent powder throw as it used to hold so I am thinking about replacing the meter measuring chamber with a new one to see if that will help improve the consistency. The problem is I donít know what model I currently have. I know that it is a Redding Powder dispenser but there are no markings on it to let me know what model. Any suggestions on how I could find out what meter chamber will work for my Powder dispenser or will all Redding meter chambers work for all Redding Powder dispensers?

400bull
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-16-2011, 04:17 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 237
Re: Powder dispencer question

I would leave it like it is and buy a trickler. That is if I understand your problem correctly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-16-2011, 05:23 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Orem, Utah
Posts: 76
Re: Powder dispencer question

When I first started using the equipment I could consistently get powder throws with in +/- .01 grains. I am still using the same powder dispensers and powder but I am not getting anywhere near the same constancy. My powder throws will now very +/-.5 grains with an occasional one being off as much as 1 to 2 grains. It was nice when it was with in +/- .1 grains because I would only measure every 5th or 10th round. Now I need to measure everyone. Which I understand is not a bad practice anyways. Not only is it not as consistent it seems to grow on me. Meaning if I start at 55 grains after 20-30 throws it will be closer to 56 or 57 grains. So I was hopping that changing the metering chamber would help resolve the issue.

400bull
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-16-2011, 05:45 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: AZ
Posts: 237
Re: Powder dispencer question

When I started reloading, I got all my dad's gear out of the shed and kinda taught myself, along with some reloading manuals. This was before the internet explosion of hunting/reloading sites. I did it the way you are for a few years. Some powders in my thrower came out really accurate. I added a trickler and never looked back. It does add a little bit of time, but not as much as you think. You also know that everything is spot on. You set it up over your pan on the scale. It takes a few extra seconds to get every round dead nuts, but every round is dead nuts.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-16-2011, 06:19 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 250
Re: Powder dispencer question

Been using a trickler starting at the first day. Accuracy is better this way. Just my oppion.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-18-2011, 07:34 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 178
Re: Powder dispencer question

Quote:
Originally Posted by 400bull View Post
Years ago when my dad got tired of reloading he gave me all of his reloading equipment. I have been using the equipment for several years now without any major issues. I have been noticing lately that the powder measure does not seem to hold as consistent powder throw as it used to hold so I am thinking about replacing the meter measuring chamber with a new one to see if that will help improve the consistency. The problem is I donít know what model I currently have. I know that it is a Redding Powder dispenser but there are no markings on it to let me know what model. Any suggestions on how I could find out what meter chamber will work for my Powder dispenser or will all Redding meter chambers work for all Redding Powder dispensers?

400bull
Try too move the dispenser handle consistently between loads in both the up and down movement. You may also disassemble the unit clean it properly. Then apply a thin layer of grafite on the working parts. You would see that it would be much more consistent.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-19-2011, 08:55 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Sedalia, MO
Posts: 1,253
Re: Powder dispencer question

I haven't heard mention so far of the powder you're using, and wonder if that might not be the problem. If your initial loadings was with a ball powder or even a very short-cut extruded tubular, and you've since changed to a longer extruded type powder, that may very well explain the difference. Some powders meter very well, while others are a bit more troublesome. Some are a flat out pain in the ass. The measure you have is most likely a BR-3, or possibly a BR-30, but I doubt that changing the rotor will make any difference in the ability to meter consistent charges. As has already been mentioned, a smooth, consistent operation will contribute greatly to more uniform charges, but you have to accept the fact that not all powders will run through a measure easily. In most applications, the variation of a couple tenths won't make any difference. But if you wan the absolute finest in consistent charges, you're back to weighing individually, and adjusting with a trickler.
__________________
Kevin Thomas
Lapua USA
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Powder dispencer question
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dies, Powder Dispencer,and Brass jrthompson Reloading Equipment and Components 4 04-12-2011 01:47 AM
powder question hunt7112 Reloading 1 12-12-2010 09:39 PM
who makes the best power dispencer and scale combo win270wsm Reloading 6 11-08-2010 11:40 AM
A Powder Question bigbuckjeff Reloading 2 08-16-2009 09:39 AM
Powder question ramp Reloading 7 07-27-2009 12:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC