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Is a Hornady LNL powder measure good enough?

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by gofastman, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. gofastman

    gofastman

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    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 :faint:

    Is that powder measure good enough to reliably throw 800x or does it still need to be hand weighed?
     
  2. dm1906

    dm1906 Retired SO

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    Short answer: No. Especially if you're charging to near max.
     


  3. gofastman

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    anyone know how Keven at Underwood does it?
     
  4. 0reo

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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.
     
  5. gofastman

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    I have both the pistol and rifle rotor, is that what you are talking about?
     
  6. gofastman

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    interesting, I would think the rifle rotor with its bigger opening would meter 800X cornflakes better
     
  7. 0reo

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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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2012