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Old 01-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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Their powder thrower have two cylinders pistol and rifle my question do I really need invest in metering inserts or just use the ones that came with stock powder throw? As always thanks for the feedback!

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Old 01-22-2011, 02:57 AM   #2
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I was very happy with the stock ones.
Some like the micrometer ones so they can record and return to a given charge weight.
Some people simply buy a new "rotor and insert" when they find the charge weight they like. They set the old one aside with a note as to the charge weight and powder it is set for.

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Standard and pistol is all you really need.
Like said before if you really want to simplify you can buy extras and leave them set for individual caliber loads.
But honestly, it only takes a few minutes to dial in a new charge.

What I'd really like to see hornady make is a medium sized rotor/insert.
Something optimized for say throwing 10-40 grains or so. Should be more accurate for throwing medium loads that fall between the max of the pistol and the max of the large rotor. Just my .02

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Be aware that the stick powders will not meter as accuratly as a ball powder, so in any progressive, if you can find a load with the accuracy you want or need using a ball powder, your loads will be far more consistant as far as accuracy goes.
Some powders are starting to be made in both or with very short stick powder.
The shorter the stick or a ball powder is the one to use in a progressive.
You made a great choice in loaders.

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