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    RCBS Little Dandy Rotor Chart

    I have the rotor chart mounted at eye level where I can see it, problem is, the font is so small it's a pain, does anyone make a larger version?

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    Scan it then enlarge it on the print menu.

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    Watching, because I have a difficult time reading the chart too.

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    Make your own chart using Excel.
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    Here is my cheat sheet with favorite loads listed:

    #00 = 1.7 Bullseye .32 ACP with Accurate 31-087B or 087T bullet, 2.0 TiteGroup .38 S&W with 36-155D
    #0 = 2.1 Bullseye .38 S&W with Accurate 36-190T bullet, .32 ACP with 31-077B
    #1 = 2.5 Bullseye .32 S&W Long with Accurate 31-105T, .32 ACP with 71-gr. FMJ and .38 S&W with 36-155D
    #3 = 3.0 Bullseye .32 H&R Mag with 31-105T and .38 Spl. soft-swaged 148 HBWC flush seated.
    #5 = 3.5 Bullseye full charge wadcutter .38 Special with Saeco #348 146 DEWC, .455 Webley with Accurate 45-240H1
    #7 = 4.0 Bullseye +P for .38 Spl. Accurate 36-159H
    #8 = 4.5 Bullseye for. 45 ACP H&G68 wadcutter
    #9 = 5.0 Bullseye .45 ACP hardball, #452374, “cat sneeze” with Accurate 31-155D in any .30 cal. rifle
    #12 = 6.5 Bullseye standard for. 45 Colt Accurate 45-259EB, .44 Mag “medium” velocity Accurate 43-230G.
    #13 = 7.2 Bullseye, full charge .45 Colt #454424, and 31-155D Small Game & Gallery in .30-’06.
    #15 = 8.4 Bullseye, .44 Mag. "Medium Velocity" 1100 fps 240 JHP. Guard and Gallery .30-'06 with 152-grain M2 FMJ
    Also throws 12 grs. #2400, for plainbased bullets 150 to 205 grains in any. 30 cal case from. 30-30 to
    .30-'06, and as "medium velocity" load in .357 Magnum with 160-180 grain lead.
    #18 = 14.5 #2400, standard for .357 magnum 158 to 160 grain lead SWC or FN,
    #19 = 15.4 #2400, full charge .357 Mag. 158 jacketed, 200-yard target gascheck load in any. 30 cal.
    from 7.62x39 to .30-'06 and bullets from 150 to 205 grains. Also very good in. 30-30 and. 32-40!
    #22 = 12.7 of Bullseye! Woods deer load in .375 H&H approximates .38-55 Winchester with #375449,
    also throws 17.9 #2400, for GC good load in .303 Brit., Krag, .308 Win with 150-200gr GC.
    #25 = 20.8 #2400, Standard charge 44 Mag. with 240-270-grain LFN and . 30-'06 with 170-200-grain GC.
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    For PDF files, Foxit PDF will let you expand PDF pages. I use it to enlarge Lee instruction sheets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silhouette_shooter View Post
    I have the rotor chart mounted at eye level where I can see it, problem is, the font is so small it's a pain, does anyone make a larger version?
    I have one blown up to 11x17 as a pdf file PM me your e-mail address and I'll send it along.

    Steve.

    PS. Just figured out how to add the file. I can make it bigger if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDG View Post
    Make your own chart using Excel.
    I've been meaning to do this because there are a lot of powders on the chart I don't use and a few I use that aren't on the chart (Alcan 120 and Alcan 7). I need to take the time to make one up. This would also be useful as, in my experience, the rotors don't always throw exactly what the chart says they should with any given powder. I always test weigh.

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    I would send you a copy of mine but my computer was killed by lightning and I have not fixed it yet.
    It is a bit tedious to copy the RCBS original and make sure every entry is correct. I did it because I prefer the powder listed on the horizontal axis.
    I found at least one error in the RCBS chart.
    SR4759 is listed as SR4795 so beware.

    Quote Originally Posted by richhodg66 View Post
    I've been meaning to do this because there are a lot of powders on the chart I don't use and a few I use that aren't on the chart (Alcan 120 and Alcan 7). I need to take the time to make one up. This would also be useful as, in my experience, the rotors don't always throw exactly what the chart says they should with any given powder. I always test weigh.
    EDG

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    I cut the chart out of the 2017 catalog and took it down to my local Staples. Had them blow it up 200% and Laminate it . It's the size of a placemat. Now it just sorta floats around the bench. The back is Fluorescent ORANGE. I never have trouble finding it.

    I'll probably have to get a new one in a year or two if I decide to try any of the new pistol powders.
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    Is there a chart of the physical dimensions of the rotors? That is #1 is 0.xx diameter.

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    I didn't find the chart to be spot on, and rotors began to be too expensive to have a full set, so I bought an adjustable rotor several years ago....problem solved and money saved.


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    Walks, I like your idea. The older I get, the smaller they make the print.

    And Mr. Outpost, I have printed off your "cheat sheet" and will enlarge your page at the same time I enlarge the other page.

    Thanks to both of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavogrande View Post
    Is there a chart of the physical dimensions of the rotors? That is #1 is 0.xx diameter.
    That would be helpful but I have not seen anything like that. I have made may own and half sizes for some applications. I just could not see paying the price for a full set.Click image for larger version. 

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    I make them out of both steel and aluminum. I use steel for the larger ones that might get used with stick powders. I have considered brass for a BP chamber just for historic factor.

    I rebuild the chart in Excel and added some for new powders and my half sized rotors.
    Chill Wills

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    Making my own was my thought --- they are right expensive for what they are -- seems like a good chore for the grizz 7x14 ---

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    I like the idea of making it out of hex stock....built in handle, better than the stock knurling.

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