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Thread: High humidity adding Styrofoam helps

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    Boolit Master popper's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Not all Styrofoam is the same, some has been treated to reduce static. Degradable 'peanuts' aren't Styrofoam either. EPA again. Polystyrene, polypropylene (#5) & polyethylene (saran wrap) are the best 'static-y' inexpensive plastics. PVC is way down the line.
    Tried the styro cup this morning - no go -HF red. Works every once in a while but the ES is on the bench so run the compressor a few min, spray and move to the H.P. to bake. ~ 20 min. total.
    OSOK - don't think it has anything to do with the lead alloy, just the powder & charge.
    Last edited by popper; 06-27-2017 at 11:36 AM.

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    Boolit Master fredj338's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Though delicate, I wonder if a Styrofoam drink cup would work for stubborn powders like HF red? I could see the cup breaking down pretty quickly though.
    NRA Cert. Inst. Met. Reloading & Basic Pistol

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check