silly minor question

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jjfuller1, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    getting my rcbs kit ready, do i need to use the rcbs cleaner? what other cleaners will work for the powder measure?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I have ever(20+ years) cleaned mine. Other then wiping with a rag.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    i dont clean them unless they get dusty or something. cleaning out the insides makes it like new and static becomes a problem when switching powders. with use a powder measure develops a thin residue that makes it easier to empty and throw charges more consistantly.

    i would clean the insides unless you REALLY need to.
     
  4. fmj

    fmj New Member

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    a thought on cleaning powder measures....

    ...mine wouldnt throw a consistent charge for SQUAT....tore it down and found a dead spider and its web in the throw chute....it still doesnt throw consistent charges....but they're a hell of a lot closer!

    Lesson? spiders get into the damndest places!!
     
  5. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    "oh i had found this video. and also in the owners manual it said to clean prior to initial use. thats why i asked."

    You might have to degrease any metal parts. You can also wash with dish soap as that helps with the static cling