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aandabooks 01-12-2013 02:02 AM

Hornady Powder Measure
I just got started reloading and am already looking at more upgrades for the reloading bench. So far the Lee Measure that came with the kit I bought works well but I thought adding a powder measure that is not attached to the die would be nice. I found a Hornady at a Big R for $69.99. Would that be a good deal and a good measure to buy?

I could keep the Lee measure on that die head and use a stand alone for everything else. Or, just keep switching the Lee from one to another.

aandabooks 01-13-2013 12:20 AM

Nobody has an opinion on this powder measure?

CamoToe1 01-13-2013 12:42 AM

No experience with the Hornady, but my RCBS that came in the kit worked great. I weighed each throw when loading my first 100. I had been warned about the RCBS's inconsistency, but they were all on the money. I'm sure the Hornady powder measure is GTG. Just remember to clean all the oil out of it from the manufacturing process. I used mineral spirits but brake cleaner or paint thinner would probably work better. Also, run a full pound of powder through it before you start loading. This will coat the parts and should make for more consistent throws. Good Luck!

floydster 01-14-2013 06:53 PM

The Hornady is a good measure, I have one on my LNL and getting another, as good or better then any out there.


Overkill0084 01-14-2013 07:41 PM

This one?

Most Hornady stuff will do well for you. As will similar products from Lyman, RCBS and Redding.

floydster 01-14-2013 07:45 PM

Yup, very good measure for the money:)


locutus 01-16-2013 10:55 PM

the Hornady measure is an excellent tool.

Personally, I prefer the Redding, but I wouldn't hesitate to use a Hornady if a Redding was unavailable.

headhunter 01-17-2013 10:29 PM

If they are made like they were , you may wish to take a Demi Drill and round off the lip were the plastic powder tube and metal meter come together.

floydster 01-17-2013 11:33 PM



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