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Which powder measure do you use?
Right now I use a scoop to start with and use a powder trickler to get the powder to exactly where I want it.
Well I didn't see a big difference between 39, 39.5, 40 grains so I thought "Do I really need to trickle the powder to .1 grains.
Probably not and it might save me a little time reloading if I could get a powder measure that held .2 or .3 grains per load.
So if you use one that is good or have used any in the past that do or don't cut it lets hear about them

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I use either a Culver modified Lyman 55 or the RCBS Chargemaster.
 

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I finally got to use my new Hornady electronic measure - I'm happy with the results.



http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=818489

I did replace the metal pan with a plastic one that had a funnel built in.

My initial lot of test loads was 25 of these:

Hornady 30501 bthp 168gr Bc .450
(I'll probably move over to A-Maxes eventually or load both types in parallel)

Brass
New Win WSC308WU 2.005"

Powder
41.7gr Varget

Primer
Fed210

OAL 2.934” (about .012 off lands)

Rem 700 VSF 308Win Factory 26" Fluted 1/10

Chrony Gamma at 10':

2484
2505
2479
2539
2494
2458
2502
2559
2479

avg 2499.9
Extreme spread 101.0
Std Deviation 31.6

Tomorrow I do my next lot - I will make triplets of each next 1.0 grain weight higher powder charge up to max for the recipe.
Then I will shoot them low to high and look for pressure signs to see if I can load to the upper limit.

Then I start experimenting with different configurations inside of that to find sweet spots.
 

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I use an RCBS Uniflow powder measure and check about every 10th round for accuracy on the RCBS Rangemaster 1500 digital scale. If I want absolute dead nuts measure I just use the Rangemaster 1500......little slower, but dead on consistantly down range!
 

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No. 55 Ideal (Lyman). I've had it for about 30 years. No problems.
I have always weighed every charge even using a powder measure but the measure speeds up the process greatly.
 
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