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Unread 09-28-2008, 08:15 AM
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Powder measure opinions...

I am searching for a high quality powder measure.

It will only be used for measuring powder for my .338 Lapua Mag.

Is this any better than lyman, RCBS and the like?

Or is there something that is above it all in quality?

Harrell Premium Culver Measure [RS11-600]

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Unread 09-28-2008, 08:38 AM
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Re: Powder measure opinions...

The Harrells is the top! No need to look any further.

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Unread 09-28-2008, 09:44 AM
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Re: Powder measure opinions...

I second that.
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Unread 09-28-2008, 05:18 PM
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Re: Powder measure opinions...

are any of the high priced measures accuate enought to rely on for stick powders that would be used in such a cal?
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Unread 09-28-2008, 05:24 PM
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Re: Powder measure opinions...

I agree that it doesn't get any better than the ball bearing Harrel. But, I believe the Harrel is made to move about 40 grains of most powders at a time, certainly not nearly twice that amount. So, I don't think it will be as good as you might hope for your large magnum.

Next, understand that ball powders measure easily but NO volume measurment of coarse powders can be consistanty done by ANY volume dispenser with high consistancy, it just ain't physically possible. In fact, for metering coarse powders, Lee's little "Perfect" powder measure may well be the most consistant tool on the market.

I believe a Redding measure, or Homady's copy of it, or the RCBS measure with a micrometer chamber will do as good across the board as most of us need.
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Unread 09-28-2008, 06:06 PM
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Re: Powder measure opinions...

+1 on being the 338 LM very likely being over-capacity for the Harrell. Unless you want to spend serious bucks on the Promethius, I expect that you'll end up throwing, trickling, and weighing for your 338LM, if you want to have each of your throws be within 0.2+/- grains of powder.

The Quick Measure is a possibility for loading large capacity cases like the 338LM.

Quick Measure - The Accurate Powder Measure

Maybe Shawn C., Kriby A., or some other folks using 338 Edge or larger cartridges will jump in with their recommendations.

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Unread 09-28-2008, 08:04 PM
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Re: Powder measure opinions...

You're looking for the RCBS Chargemaster Combo.
The mechanical measures won't accurately meter the coarse powders.
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