Hornady Powder Measure

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by aandabooks, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member

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    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.
     
  2. aandabooks

    aandabooks Active Member

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    Nobody has an opinion on this powder measure?
     

  3. CamoToe1

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    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!
     
  4. floydster

    floydster New Member

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

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  5. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    This one?
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    Most Hornady stuff will do well for you. As will similar products from Lyman, RCBS and Redding.
     
  6. floydster

    floydster New Member

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    Yup, very good measure for the money:)

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  7. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  8. headhunter

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    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.
     
  9. floydster

    floydster New Member

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    huh???

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