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Inconsistant powder drop - Lee Auto Disk

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Gpruitt54, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. shotgunred

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    There are a lot of good beam scales. they don't require battery's.

    Ohh yea did I mention that they a;ways work?
     
  2. unclebob

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    Not always. I know of two that didn't.
     


  3. Gpruitt54

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    Cool, is there an option here for bookmarking thread?
     
  4. I don't think so; just add to your favorites. I think you'll find more info in the Stickies as well.

    'Scale' threads roll around on here frequently.
     
  5. Gpruitt54

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    To all you guys on this forum, thanks for helping me get my first everreloads running and with awesome results.

    I went to the range tonight to try my reloads. I was nervous as hell withthe reload in my chamber, ready to release. But after the first shot, I couldnot believe just how well the reloads performed. Great control, low recoil,tight groups. In fact the groups were a personal best for me.

    I am so totally excited and smiling from ear to ear. Yeah, I know I havejust gotten started in this hobby, but I can definitely say that am a reloaderfrom now on.

    Thanks Dudes!
     
  6. RustyFN

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    Congrats, that feeling of shooting that first one will stay with you a long time.
     
  7. Gpruitt54

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    It was an amazing since of accomplishment to see brass, powder, and bullet come together into something that actually works; and works well. WoW!
     
  8. dkf

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    Good to hear the loads worked out well.:wavey:
     
  9. cowboy1964

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    Bogus, IMO. Even at a high load that may be like 500 cycles. Screw that.
     
  10. F106 Fan

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    I read through both user manuals (Auto Disk and Pro Auto Disk) and there is nothing said about running powder through the mechanism.

    However, doing so will coat the measure with graphite and also smooth out any rough spots. Whether it takes a pound or just a few dozen operations is the question.

    The only requirement for the measure is that it throw consistent charges. I would think you would want to exercise it enough to convince yourself that this is the case.

    Richard
     
  11. unclebob

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    Take the powder measure apart and wash it in soap and water. This is to get rid of any oil, and remove a lot of the static cling. Dry the powder measure of all water. Take a used dryer sheet and wipe it down. Hopefully that gets rid of the rest of the static cling. Put some powder graphite on the moving parts and where the powder disk slides. Operate the handle 10 or so times add powder and run about 10 rounds through. Check your powder charge by going through a 4 stations. Throw 10 charges and weigh all 10 this will give you an average of what you are loading. Or adjust the powder disk accordingly.
     
  12. dkf

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    That is what I did with mine. It still had some static but nothing running some powder through it did not take care of. After you wash it you have take it apart and dry it thoroughly. Pull out the silicone piece and dry it well and dry every crevice with a q-tip. Anything that has a hint of moisture on it will have powder stick to it.
     
  13. FLSlim

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    I was ready to add my 2 cents and then saw that things seemed to be worked out! Congrats.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2012
  14. Gpruitt54

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    Thanks a bunch. Cain't wait to get some more loads done to do some more shootng. Shooting has never been so good as it now that I can control my rounds.

    I've ordered one of those Lee micrometer powder measure for my Lee Autodesk. We will see how well it works out.
     
  15. zippyhuntin

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    I saw that it was asked earlier, but not answered- you did clean the shipping oils out of the auto-disc riser and the powder through expanding die, correct?
    If not, it will cause powder to clump and then you'll get wild swings in your charge weights.