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    i just gotta share!.....coolest accessory ever!

    just got in 2 dram worx GLASS hoppers for my hornady powder measures.

    the original plastic one on the left was new 6 months ago.....next to the new one made of heavy pyrex glass.
    more than 1/8" thick and it holds a little more powder than the plastic.

    it has a screw in base attached to the glass with a baffle permanently attached inside the base,
    it also has a tight fitting aluminum cap with a "O" ring seal to keep moisture out.

    i love it! ....now i can see if powder is low!
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    Where did you get it from?

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    They come from "Dramworx"
    The little Dandy gets heavier
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    Cool.

    I had a plastic tube do that. It also gets real brittle when it happens too.
    With my new measure, I dump the powder out as soon as I'm done with that session, and wipe inside it with a rag.
    So far, its still clear and looks new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XDROB View Post
    Where did you get it from?
    $50 + shipping From: https://dramworx.com/products/hornady/

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    I got 2 one for both my 1970's RCBS powder measures, the ones with the large diameter friction fit hoppers. Really nice!

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    I had an RCBS do that to me. Not only did it turn black (it was translucent green to begin with), powder had actually melted, and imbedded into the plastic. I had to throw the hopper away it was so bad. That was only from leaving powder sit in it a week. My Ponsness Warren powder tube is starting to darken, but nothing as bad as that. Too bad they want $50 for the powder, and $70 for the shot tube. I can live with the stains for that price. Thanks for the heads up though. If I ever break mine, I'll definitely be looking into these as a replacement.

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    Cool, thanks for the heads up! I ordered one for my Redding, one each of the Lymans and one for the Ohaus DuoMeasure I gave my buddy - that one will be his birthday present.

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    I had that happen to me so I learned to dump the powder back every night after I was done loading for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daloper View Post
    I had that happen to me so I learned to dump the powder back every night after I was done loading for the day.
    I normally do, but some stuff happens. Or in the case of a progressive press, I often load for days at a time, loading some each day.

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    Ive got an old redding with no hopper on it. This is great news! Now I can get it in action.
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    I have 2 for about 2 years now On both of my Ohaus Duo measure.
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    Some powders will react to the plastic used in measures. I always drain the measures. Good solution for those who do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dverna View Post
    Some powders will react to the plastic used in measures. I always drain the measures. Good solution for those who do not.
    Fast-burning powders like Bullesye will do this. So far, I have not had a problem w/ leaving Unique in the hopper.
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    I have 3 now and I highly recommend them. I never left powder in any of my measures and still they got darker over the years. My Lyman 55 had gotten so dark that I couldn't tell if it had powder in it. Now when I look at my bench I see crystal clear hoppers.
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    Ummm... doesn't glass generate or hold a static charge? Static+gunpowder=bad?
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    Pyrex is an insulator if I remember right. They make the electric line insulators out of it for poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rswink View Post
    Pyrex is an insulator if I remember right. They make the electric line insulators out of it for poles.
    Yes, but insulators build up static charge.

    https://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/phy...and-insulators

    I'd rather not see powder than never see again after a blow out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adcoch1 View Post
    Ive got an old redding with no hopper on it. This is great news! Now I can get it in action.
    It might be a common diameter for those and another brand of clear tube could work.

    When my 80's era Hornady tube did that, I had a 2-'D' cell flashlight that I forced onto it.
    After a few years, I finally called Hornady to buy a new tube.

    They didn't have it inventoried, and the nice lady didn't know a price,
    so she said she'd ship me one for the new generation measures, and they'd give it to me.
    I didn't really like that idea, since it was 20-something years old.

    I asked if it'd be OK to donate $20 to the NRA in their name, and she agreed to that.
    When I got it, it fit. I just had to drill a couple of new holes for the screws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnappi View Post
    Yes, but insulators build up static charge.

    https://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level/phy...and-insulators

    I'd rather not see powder than never see again after a blow out.
    Then a simple common grounding strap applied to your equipment would solve the problem.

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