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Thread: making powder dippers

  1. #21
    Boolit Buddy
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    Jan 2008
    South Alabama
    Melted candle wax is a great way to adjust the amount of powder a case will hold. Just start filling up the case with wax til you get where you want to be. Make a mistake? Dig it or melt it out and re-do!
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    Dec 2010
    Lebanon, NY
    Calibrating your home made dippers to cc's Like Lee does. In the back of the Lee reloading book there is a list of powders and how much a cc of that powder weighs. You use that number multiplied by your measure in cc's to get the weight of powder your measure holds.
    An old hypodermic syringe with most any needle and some water can be used to measure your dippers.
    I have the Lee yellow dippers and hove added homemade dippers to cover the in between sizes the Lee doesn't have.

  3. #23
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    Jan 2016
    Carson City
    My smallest dipper is a trimmed 22 short case with an allen wrench soldered to it. Never have actually used it yet though.

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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
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