Manual Powder Measures

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by newmexkid, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. newmexkid

    newmexkid Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    In your opinion is a manual, "Bench Rest Grade Powder Measure" better than a, "regular" powder measure? How? (Or not).
  2. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    I have a Redding match grade and a regular RCBS powder throw. The Redding is more consistant. I heard the difference is the better throws may have tighter tolorances and the insides are polished better. I haven't pulled either apart to see though.
  3. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2010
    I usually will not throw anything much bigger tha 3031 or 2015 BR. Otherwise I simply throw the loads about a half grain light, and trickle the rest till I get what I want. With ball powders I usually throw powder within one tenth of a grain. 2015 is usually about two tenths of a little less.. I use a Lyman #55 and a Harrell Culver measurer. With ball powders there is little if any difference, but with the other two the Harrell is slightly better (as in very slightly). I've used the Redding BR30 and the 3BR as well. Both are fine measurers, but my Lyman is ever so slightly more consistent. Neither will run with the Harrell.

    The Lyman is the steal in measurers! Sinclair sells a bottle adapter and drop tubes for them. They often can be found in new condition for $60 from Ebay. For stick powders, the old Belding & Mull is the absolute best out there.