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Unread 04-30-2009, 08:54 AM
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powder measure ????

I am thinking of buying a harrell premium "culver" measure does any of yall own one of these if so , how accurate is it compared to the (old slow way) i use an rcbs powder dumper to get close then i trickle the rest so i know i'm dead on. Takes forever so in short will this powder measure be as accurate as the trickle method.. Thanks in advance for your advice ..
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    Re: powder measure ????

    " ...buying a harrell premium "culver" measure...in short will this powder measure be as accurate as the trickle method.."

    At best it can only be as good. But, with proper powders, the Culver type measures are quite good. Should be great for you with fine gain powders and charges of about 35 gr. or so, max, if I remember correctly.
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    Re: powder measure ????

    Had one since they first came out. Very good, however long grain powders are not easy to throw as it cuts grains.

    You will still have to set to throw light and weight last few tenths.

    Important thing is to establish a procedure, such as raise handle count to 5 etc before you throw it.

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    Re: powder measure ????

    I would just spend the money on a RCBS Chargemaster
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    Unread 04-30-2009, 01:42 PM
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    Re: powder measure ????

    My dad has an lyman 1200 digital if you have the window open or their is any wind at all it throws it off i was hoping to stay away from the digital measures one guy i know says he threw his in the pond. Lol i use h-1000 and rl 25 powders i was hoping the harrell would measure that kind of powder accurately. Does anyone know what the bench rest shooters use to measure their powder charges with? The guys that make one hole out of 5 shots.... If they use a digital scale what kind do they use??
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    Re: powder measure ????

    I have the older RCBS (PACT) system where the scale is separate from the dispenser, so I can't speak to the Lyman 1200.

    My RCBS has been a good unit. The only difficulty I've had is when I try to cycle the press while the unit is measuring, bench vibration will affect the accuracy.

    As far as finding a mechanical measure that will be accurate enough no trickling is required, I think that's going to be pretty tough to do.

    Hope this helps
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    Jeremy,
    I load H1000, Retumbo, and soon to be 50BMG. Never a problem with accuracy on the RCBS Chargemaster. I check loads every so often on a beam scale, and it is never off. A huge time savings using the RCBS.
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