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    Boolit Master
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    Powder funnel for Dillon

    I am loading 9mm Pc'ed boolits sized .357 for my 9. Have problems with the stock dillon powder funnel. Have found a few online but would like to ask those that have tried them which work the best.

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    I got lathesmith to make me one.

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    what is the time and cost on that?

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    fast and about the same as a Dillon. [slightly less]
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

    this opinion brought to you by mister low-tech solution..

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    FYI, one of the things I found on my 650 using an oversized powder thru/expander for 9mm was more difficulty withdrawing the funnel from the case, such that it shook powder from the filled case. This is because you want to go deeper into the case with the expander (so the bullet base doesn't get sized down in seating) and this makes it harder to withdraw on the handle up-stroke. YMMV. What I ended up doing was using a Lyman 38AP expander on the single stage press and adjusting the Dillon 9mm expander to just put a bell on the case for seating. Yes, its an extra step but it works.
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    I bought a new funnel for my 650 from Mr Bulletfeeder and the difference is night and day!
    Big improvement over the Dillon piece. Mine is for loading 9mm btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mto7464 View Post
    what is the time and cost on that?
    I sent an email or 2 to Chris about what I needed. It was a few bucks less then stock Dillon and I had it in a week. It all depends on his projects at the time. I would suggest that that you stick with the standard expander depth. I crunched a few of the mixed headstamp brass.

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    3rd for Lathesmith. Made one for my SDB. The post above is right about it sticking in some cases. After every handful of brass, i take a cleaning patch wipe the plug with just a touch of very light rem oil. No issues with this after 10k or 20k rounds loaded. I recently switched to range scrap and it seems the sdb sizing die is squeezing down the brass too much. Switched back to wheelweights and all is good again. But lathesmith and i have discussed experimenting with a custom steel sizing die for the sdb.

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