Static and Funnel

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by magicofmt, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. magicofmt

    magicofmt Well-Known Member

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    Bought a small funnel for loading 223 but the powder sticks to the funnel. I washed it, put oil in it and cleaned it, tried everything that I know of and there is still static on the plastic funnel and won't let 100% of powder drop. What is there I can do to cure this? Thanks for the help
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Wipe it down with a dryer sheet from the laundry room.
     

  3. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Must use Bounty dryer sheet
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    My CFO gets the generic ones from the dollar store.
     
  5. Supertrucker

    Supertrucker Well-Known Member

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    Buy an aluminum funnel from Sinclair Int.
     
  6. Winchester 69

    Winchester 69 Well-Known Member

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    That'll put the CFO in orbit ($20 "universal" funnel).

    You might "experiment" with the generic sheets.
     
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  7. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    For those who use collet dies with funnel on top of them in a progressive press there are often issues with bridging where the drop tube narrows before the exit hole. A second method is to use a brass or aluminum bead chain hung inside the drop tube that at top of ones stroke the bead chain hangs below the neck of the case. As the case is withdrawn the bead chain moves up and breaks any bridging powder.
    Nat Lambeth
     
  8. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Simply use will make this go away.

    I generally rub graphite on the inside of my funnels and seems to help this. The laundry sheets should also help.