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Thread: Lee metal powder scoops

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    Lee metal powder scoops

    Does anyone have a chart or list of the old Lee metal powder scoops and the powder vm or caliber listed? I am getting interested in these old scoops and need as much info as I can get on them. If you have Lee Loaders in shotgun, rifle, or pistol calibers with metal scoops, please pm me with the caliber info and scoop number. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks in advance, james

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    Metal scoops/dippers pre-dates me, I started with a Lee Loader in '69 and the kit had a plastic dipper. There's a lot of knowledgeable Lee fans here; http://www.lee-loader.com/index.php?...155832694fa14f
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    Thank you very much mdl, I did not know about that site. james

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    I've never seen the lee with metal scoops, and I started
    loading in 1964.

    Metal dippers would have cost more to make, and lee

    makes everything as inexpensive as possible.

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    I never knew such a thing existed.

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    Can you show us some pictures?

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    Sorry, I cannot do pictures, I am electronically challenged. I have a 30-06 Target loader with the metal measure, a regular 30-06 set with a metal measure, a 30-30 set with a metal measure, and a 16 gauge with a metal measure. I did have a 8x57 with a metal measure, a .38 Special with the metal measure and a .30 M1 carbine with a metal measure; all of which I sold. Wish I hadn't but that is water over the dam. james

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    As TNsailorman indicated, the Lee Target Loaders initially had metal powder scoops as did their shot shell loaders. You can see some pics of the latter on EBay.

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    I guess I recall seeing one or two in their early shot shell reloader but always figured they were form another source. Interesting and I'd love to see some photos of them. Seems like if they were Lee and the amount of loaders they sold, etc. that you'd see more of them floating around. You learn something new everyday!

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    I loaded a box of 12 gauge shell on my Lee Loader today and it does have the metal powder and shot measures. Had a ball. I am running on memory here but I don't remember seeing any metal measures after about 1963 or 1964. I really need to learn how to do pictures and upload them. james

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    Are the metal dippers adjustable? I seem to recall some brass (bronze) scoops that were adjustable, used for powder and shot...
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    The Lee Shotgun Loader came with an adjustable measure that clicked onto the weight of shot by volumn; 1 oz., 1 1/4 oz., 1 1/4 oz., etc. The powder measure was not adjustable and the st came with a chart showing what each measure threw according to type of powder. It was a neat set up. james

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