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Old 03-28-2013, 08:04 PM
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Speeding up my reloading

I'm looking to speed up my loading times. I wad thinking of getting a charge master or similar. Does anyone have any recommendations as to which one world better?

I would be using it to half a grain less then charge, then dumping it on my scale and trickling the last grain or so. So I don't have to break the back if there is a cheaper model that will get me close.

Also might use it for pistol abs just dump directly.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:18 PM
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Re: Speeding up my reloading

If I am reading right, you are looking to dispense powder to a half grain below charge weight, and then trickle to exact weight on a beam scale? If this is indeed the case a typical powder throw should work fine. Pretty much all of the major manufacturers make them and they are $80 give or take. I use one as described above for precision rifle, and also use one on a progressive press to meter directly (no seperate weigh/trickle) for pistol and .223. Works well.

Most of the high $ auto dispensers are made to do the trickling for you, I believe. I do not use one, but based on other posts in this forum I am confident you will get opinions!
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:40 PM
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Re: Speeding up my reloading

I love my ChargeMaster 1500. Makes loading a fairly quick and easy process. Granted, mine doesn't drop an exact charge but maybe 1/2 the time, it still is easily manipulated, and takes the longest part out of the equation.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:47 PM
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Re: Speeding up my reloading

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If I am reading right, you are looking to dispense powder to a half grain below charge weight, and then trickle to exact weight on a beam scale? If this is indeed the case a typical powder throw should work fine. Pretty much all of the major manufacturers make them and they are $80 give or take. I use one as described above for precision rifle, and also use one on a progressive press to meter directly (no seperate weigh/trickle) for pistol and .223. Works well.

Most of the high $ auto dispensers are made to do the trickling for you, I believe. I do not use one, but based on other posts in this forum I am confident you will get opinions!
Thats more or less the intent. I have as powder throw but be only needed with it once. Then I was mostly reloading imr and couldn't get it to run smoothly.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:26 PM
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Re: Speeding up my reloading

I use the hornady electric scale. My neighbor has a charge master and after reloading at my house he is always borrowing the hornady. It will throw 2 charges and a partial for every one that the rcbs trows.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:52 PM
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Re: Speeding up my reloading

I have a charge master and a Harrels powder measure and find with a good measure I am faster
than with my Charge Master. Sometimes it takes a long time to trickle the exact weight and it will error often and you have to dump it and start all over.

I also have an Ohaus powder measure that is over 30 years old and is very accurate.

If you are going to trickle every load, the powder measures are faster in my opinion.

The powder measures are definitely faster when loading range ammo (Just to shoot)
and don,t need to trickle.

I use to try to speed up my process but the chance of a mistake is greater so I take my time and
find I produce better ammo.

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Old 03-28-2013, 11:09 PM
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Re: Speeding up my reloading

Lee powder dippers ...
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