Emptying the Powder Measure After Every Session?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by xTerpx, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Most of the Time

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  4. Rarely

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  1. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    I think it's more like a tangled web of indirect correlations.

    O/T, though, RH here is around 25% much/most of the year. So that would be one difference on the powder end of things.
     
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  2. Taterhead

    Taterhead Nightshade

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    Not much of a berm miner, but I could tip a couple of beers after running a few courses.

    :drink:
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  3. sciolist

    sciolist On the Border

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    You know where we are. :)
     
  4. ironhead7544

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    There was a famous gunriter and LEO who loaded some 44 Magnum for a LEO friend of his. It was a lighter load for better fast control. A short time later his friend called and said he was trying to shoot a car accident disabled deer. All he got was a slight pop and the bullet just barely cleared the barrel..That powder was left in the Hopper for a while before it was loaded. The gunriter loaded some more 44 Magnum and got the same results. Powder left in the hopper will absorb moisture. Dont do it.
     
  5. SARDG

    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    But... left in the hopper in a dank cellar for a year - or in climate controlled environment for a week?
     
  6. ironhead7544

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    Sorry, dont remember. This was some years ago. I do remember he lived in the desert. The gunriter never left powder in the hopper again.
     
  7. Intolerant

    Intolerant

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    Glass hoppers on all mine, not concerned. Plus both my reloading room`s are climate controlled.
     
  8. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    I need to call BS on that one. Not on you but the gun writer. If you have ever lived in the desert you will know why. Sound like he screwed up in his loading. Like wrong powder, not enough powder, etc. and if you are going to carry reloaded ammo that someone else loaded or even factory. You would thank that the person would at least test a couple of rounds if you are going to carry said ammo.
     
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  9. 9x45

    9x45 Millennium Member

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    Well I live in the desert, average humidity is 22% and it can go to 10%, and that gun writer story is complete Bull****. What we really have to worry about hear is static electricity build up. That is the easiest way to set off a stack of primers in the magazine.
     
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  10. George Kaplan

    George Kaplan emeritus

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    Where do you get the glass hopper?
     
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  11. Intolerant

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    I got mine directly from: https://dramworx.com
    They are awesome! (Pyrex borosilicate glass)
    Ward is a great guy, call him for special stuff.
     
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  12. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    And for not pulling two pins you spent 37.00 for that pleasure. I will stick with pulling two pins. Plus 5 powder measures it would cost me 185.00. No thanks.
     
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    It was Skeeter Skelton. Not sure where he was living at the time. I have no reason to doubt him.

    Any Skeeter Skelton fans here?

    EDIT: I didnt think I could find any info on this but did a search and found quite a few references. There is a difference from what I remember in that the loads were for a friend of his who owned a ranch. The friend had the bloopers when he tried to put down a range bull. That load became know as the "Skelton Cowkiller Load."
     
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  14. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    Texas probably EL Paso area.
     
  15. SARDG

    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    Is that how much those things are - cause I have several of them. Anyway... I think you gotta unscrew 2 small bolts - not just pull pins. Labor-intensive!

    I worked long and hard to afford retirement - and had to do it twice to get it right. That means being able to buy my trinkets. I was an only-child and was spoiled - and continue to spoil myself. :p

    I do have my limits... haven't bought a Mark 7 yet.
     
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  16. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    Nope just pull the two pins. unless you just want to take off just the powder measure.
     
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    SARDG Florida's Left Coast

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    Ahh... you mean the entire toolhead. My machined toolheads are screwed to the press. Even so, removing a toolhead would involve moving one of my Powder Check cameras AND removing my bullet feeder tubes on either press. I pull my spring-loaded widget and remove the hopper only.
     
  18. unclebob

    unclebob DFC, MSM, 12 Air Medals.

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    For those of us that don't have power check camera and don't have bullet feeder and. Tool head that are screwed in. You just remove two pins
     
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    I ordered two of these from Armanov on Tuesday. They left Slovenia via DHL and arrived at my house in Alabama on Thursday! Super fast shipping. They work as advertised.
     
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  20. Samuel_Hoggson

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    Only when switching powders.

    Last time I switched powders in the 550b (.38/.357), 1050 (.45acp), or Redding measure (.44/.45S&W/.45LC) was the late '90s.
     
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