Received some new Lee Dies today, along with a 2.5cc dipper. I have reviewed the load data that has come with the dies, and it would appear that any load made with the 2.5cc dipper is going to be fairly anemic. I realise this is to stop me blowing my head off, which is nice of them, but I was hoping for some advice as to how to go about dealing with the situation. Using a load I have been recommended by the bods at Barnes as an example, I would appreciate some suggestions on the following solutions as I see it;
120 grain bullet, RL22, min 41 grains 2530fps, max 46 grains 2762fps
Thanks for your advice in advance.
- Sticking with the 2.5cc dipper as recommended in the Lee data would result in 35.9 grains, clearly well under the minimum.
- Invest in a Lee Powder Measure Kit and simply use a bigger dipper than Lee provided with the dies. For example, the 3.1cc dipper would provide 44.5 grains, right in the middle of the Barnes recommendations. This is by far my preferred option IF it really is this simple.
- Use a combination of the 2.5cc dipper and smaller 0.3cc and 0.5cc dippers to work up to a load.
- Invest in a scale, use the 2.5cc and trickle up to the required load, but this sounds a big pain if I have to do it for every charge