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Old 01-29-2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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Default Please help.Lee .7 dipper?

I reload .45LC. The Lee dipper I have says .7 on it. How many grains of Alliant Bullseye powder is that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-30-2010, 12:49 AM   #2
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sasquatch, if you are going to reload ammo, you would be wise to invest in a modest powder scale.

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This should tell you:

http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi-data/instruct/Dippers.pdf

See the Alliant Powder recommendtions for 45 Colt:

[Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide

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Old 01-30-2010, 05:02 AM   #4
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Well the recipe I have uses this Lee dipper anyways I was just curious, I'll check the cc to grs. conversion tables and the density of the powder I use. And you're right I really need to get a good dig. scale, tax return should be here in a few weeks.

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Guys, as a new reloader myself, PLEASE take care when you undertake this great hobby!!!!!

There are way too many experienced loaders here and all I've talked to are willing and anxious to make a noobs venture into reloading a fun move.

Use the in-house experts to save you time on the learning curve!

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Scale is the best and only way to reload.

As for scale talk. I would not get a digital scale ever. I have a PACT BBK II and it was a good and accurate scale when it worked. It lasted a little over 1 year before load cell went belly up in it. Now it is a nice looking $100 prop for taking photos.

If you are going to get a scale I prefer a beam scale like the RCBS 10-10 which can be had in many forms I have a Lyman M-5 which is an Ohus 10-10 or an RCBS 10-10 The lyman is an ugly copper/gold color and the Ohus is a nice gray color and RCBS is well RCBS Green.

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I ended up selling my beam scale but probably shouldn't have. I have a Frankfort arsenal digital. That has been superb. If you follow the instructions and zero it after changing batteries or when the 0.0 reading climbs on its own, it is fine. I go through a pair of batteries a year. You can catch these scales on sale for less than $40 at Midwayusa.com.

Dippers must still be checked and confirmed. Just because it says .7cc's does not mean it actually is. Powders vary from lot to lot. Each lot should be tested.

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I ended up selling my beam scale but probably shouldn't have. I have a Frankfort arsenal digital. That has been superb. If you follow the instructions and zero it after changing batteries or when the 0.0 reading climbs on its own, it is fine. I go through a pair of batteries a year. You can catch these scales on sale for less than $40 at Midwayusa.com.

Dippers must still be checked and confirmed. Just because it says .7cc's does not mean it actually is. Powders vary from lot to lot. Each lot should be tested.
Hey robo, is it this one?

Frankford Arsenal DS-750 Electronic Powder Scale 750 Grain Capacity - MidwayUSA

On sale for $20 right now, I've been thinking about ordering one.
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My uncle gave me an extra Lee balance scale he had, I measured out my Bullseye powder in the .7 Lee dipper and weighed it, it measured 4.7 grs., which is perfect for what I'm loading. I would definitely say that a powder scale is a must for reloading now that I have one. thanks for the help.

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I have always used a beam scale. I do use a powder measure for handgun, but even after 15+ years I still check every 10th one on the scale. Rifle cartridges all get scaled except for .223. I treat them like handgun. I am very methodical when I reload.

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