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Old 11-11-2012, 10:07   #1
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Is a Hornady LNL powder measure good enough?

I just got a Hornady LNL AP press with the case activated powder drop.
WOW! what an improvement over the LEE stuff I had been using

Is that powder measure good enough to reliably throw 800x or does it still need to be hand weighed?
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:13   #2
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Short answer: No. Especially if you're charging to near max.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:27   #3
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anyone know how Keven at Underwood does it?
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:12   #4
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Your first upgrade should be the pistol rotor. You'll get more consistent charges with that. I'm not sure if you could do 800x with that but you definitely can't without it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 21:23   #5
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Your first upgrade should be the pistol rotor. You'll get more consistent charges with that. I'm not sure if you could do 800x with that but you definitely can't without it.
I have both the pistol and rifle rotor, is that what you are talking about?
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:41   #6
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Yes..
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:50   #7
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interesting, I would think the rifle rotor with its bigger opening would meter 800X cornflakes better
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:34   #8
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My experience has been that the more narrow the metering chamber the less the powder granule packing efficiency variance affects the charge. That's just my experience though and I have none with 800x so ymmv quite a bit.

A third option is Hornady's "Bench Rest" powder measure. It's essentially medium sized rotor insert half way between the pistol and rifle rotors except that Hornady only sells it as a complete powder measure.

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