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    powder thrower


    Hey up guys,
    thinking of getting a powder thrower...
    I've never owned one before but need something to cut down the time its taking me to do my reloads! i'm starting to find the weighing of every charge a bit tedious! so I'm wondering how accurate these things are? & also which one to get? if their suitable for my requirements..
    I phoned reloading solutions yesterday & the advised a "Redding model 3", Which sounds a sensible price! however the other one they suggested which was a "Weighmaster" was a little salty to me!

    Any advice would be gladly received...

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    Lee perfect powder measure ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soother223 View Post

    Hey up guys,
    thinking of getting a powder thrower...
    I've never owned one before but need something to cut down the time its taking me to do my reloads! i'm starting to find the weighing of every charge a bit tedious! so I'm wondering how accurate these things are? & also which one to get? if their suitable for my requirements..
    I phoned reloading solutions yesterday & the advised a "Redding model 3", Which sounds a sensible price! however the other one they suggested which was a "Weighmaster" was a little salty to me!

    Any advice would be gladly received...
    get one of these second hand for about 50 better quality than the lee i have had 2 for the best part of 8 years now, stonking bit of kit too.

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    I would vote lee perfect powder measure as well.
    Cheap as chips and does a cracking job.
    Dont forget to meter a full hopper of powder through it. To get it coated with graphite residue.
    The lee will meter a charge at +/- .1 grain if used right. I think i saw them for about 12 new the other day, I will try to find the link

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    I have the Lee and the RCBS and can honestly say the RCBS is the better one but not by much, the other thing to remember is when using extruded powders they can be a pain to use, work brilliant with ball powders though.

    Al.

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    I've had a rcbs one for over 10 years now,so I was told by a mate somebody did a test on several makes of throwers and rcbs came top for consistency.

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    The one that came tops was the RCBS benchrest model but the Lee came a close second against units costing 6 times as much.
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