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View Poll Results: How many powder measures do you have?

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Thread: How many measures?

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    Boolit Master MOcaster's Avatar
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    How many measures?

    Okay, it's time to fess up. How many powder measures do you have? I know it may be tough, but the first step to healing an addition is admiting it. I'll start. I have three, a Redding #3, a Redding Standard powder measure, and a Herter's model 40.

    Edit: Lee dippers, as a set, not individual, count as a powder measure.
    Last edited by MOcaster; 10-27-2013 at 09:22 PM.
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    Down-sized to 4....let my Lyman 55 and a standard Uniflow go, still have a Redding and 3 Unifows with the mirco-stem. Really only use 3 of them, nice to have a spare.
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    I have a small harrels a standard harrels, a Belding and Mull, redding benchrest, uniflow thas been highly modified micrometer stem, housing ground true, new drum made to fit with in .0005, plates added to control end play. I se the harrels for preccision ammo, the rcbs redding for odds and ends, the belding and mull with black powder. Oh and also a coupl;e dillon measures.

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    I have a couple of Lyman 55's A couple of Reddings in different configurations several Dillions and an old Lyman

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    Three Dillons.

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    Eight! O'Haus - Lyman #5 & 55 - B&M - 2 Lee's and 2 Dillon 550B

    Do I win a prize?
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    I'm down to 5 . Two reddings, one little dandy, one Rcbs even flo and a Lee perfect. just traded off two lymans.

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    Haha. Wow! That's a lot more measures than I thought people would have. I'm glad no poor soles with only one measure have voted yet. I think they need help just as much as the ones with 8 measures.
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    More than a dozen but I think there are 9 presses at my bench right now.

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    I've got 2. A RCBS Uniflow on my Redding Turret for pistol rounds, and a Harrel's Precision beside my Rockchucker for rifle rounds.

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    Many, many
    SAECO,RCBS, Lymans, Ohaus, Lee Auto, Dillon, Hollywood, Star, Pacific, Hornady.
    For the Dillons, one for each of the 8 toolheads for the 2 1050s.
    For the three Pro-jectors one on each
    For the two Stars, they are built in.
    I really like the SAECO powder measures
    Mike
    Last edited by skeettx; 08-12-2013 at 04:45 PM.
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    Two Lyman 55s, a Hornady LNL, a Harrell's schuetzen/pistol, a Hornady pistol (the one that uses the bushings in the slide), and two LEE perfects (although I disagree with the name, they do work) are in my collection, currently. Also have a Hornady LNL Auto-Charge, if it counts.

    Now days, the 55s, the LNL, and the Auto-Charge are the only ones that see regular use.

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    Counting the ones on my shotshell presses, that would be nine.
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    5 uniflows and a Pact

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    It looks like more than 5 is more normal than just 1. I am down to only 8.

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    Modified lyman 55
    2 - Lachmiller
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    Unknown - I would have to dig it out to see if it has a name on it

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    You guys are SICK! Very sick, and being the nice guy I am I'd like to help you out! Just send me one or two of them and you'll feel better. Really you will, I promise
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    If you don't have at least 10, you belong in the kiddie pool!

    I've got more than 5 antique Ideal measures ( a #6, a couple of #5s, and three #5s with micrometer, not to mention the little #1 that I use to pre-load cases for my cap-and-ball Remington.) Then there are some Lyman #55s, a couple of Belding & Mulls, the ones built in on the Dillon and the Star, a Little Dandy and an Accu-Measure, both with complete sets of rotors, and at least a couple more I'm sure I've forgotten. Are we counting powder flasks with built-in measuring heads?

    Froggie

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    Let's see: 2 lyman #55's, 1 Hornady, 4 Lee Micro disc's. I am sure a few more will be added at anytime soon.
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    An Ideal #5 that I use for black powder.

    A Harrell "Schuetzen" measure I take to the range to load as I shoot and to let the other shooters know that I'm a "serious shooter."

    My work-horse, the Belding & Mull I started measuring powder with and could easily use for everything, were it necessary.

    A Hollywood, which sits on top of a Hollywood turret press and I just look at and admire.

    Oh, I forgot--a Herter's which I used to use to measure fillers but haven't used in a while. (Can I change my vote?)

    I also have the Lee scoop set and an Ideal adjustable scoop for shotshells, both of which I use when the necessity arises.

    Oop!! Forgot the RCBS Chargemaster on the kitchen table!
    Last edited by Bent Ramrod; 08-12-2013 at 05:13 PM.

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    I have Lee Pro powder measures with all my hand gun loads and a Perfect Powder Measure with my 45-70 loads. Now I also use the Lee dippers for black powder in all loads using it. I load 9mm, 45ACP, 45 Colt, 454 Casull and 45-70 Gov. If I add another caliber I will add another powder measure for it also.
    Joe

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