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    I use dippers more than I use a powder measure. But, I use a scale to adjust the charge before dropping it into the case. I weigh each and every powder charge I put into a case, both handgun and rifle. I really like and use the lee dippers and consider them one of the best ideas Lee ever came up with. my .02 anyway, james

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNsailorman View Post
    I use dippers more than I use a powder measure. But, I use a scale to adjust the charge before dropping it into the case. I weigh each and every powder charge I put into a case, both handgun and rifle. I really like and use the lee dippers and consider them one of the best ideas Lee ever came up with. my .02 anyway, james
    Each their Own... No way I do all that.. Hell...I prolly aint a good enough Shot to tell any Difference!!!
    I did do a 3/8", 5 shot group, at 100yds...Once, with my 10" Contender in 357 Herrett.. when I was Much younger...and could see pretty darn good!!!
    Betting those Charges were Not Weighed..

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    Quote Originally Posted by country gent View Post
    Since you have a scales now look around for a powder trickler. Dip close to what you want dump into scale pan and trickle the last little bit in to what you want. A fired cleaned case with a little powder can be twisted between your fingers to "trickle" that last little bit in.
    This is how I use dippers. You don't have to spend the time setting up the powder measure, you just pick the right dipper and use the trickler to top it up on the scale. You have to use the trickler with the powder measure anyway, if you want really precise powder charges, so the dipper actually saves you a little time. And, I think a set of dippers is way cheaper than a powder measure, so ya got that going for you as well.

    Scotty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racepres View Post
    Each their Own... No way I do all that.. Hell...I prolly aint a good enough Shot to tell any Difference!!!
    I did do a 3/8", 5 shot group, at 100yds...Once, with my 10" Contender in 357 Herrett.. when I was Much younger...and could see pretty darn good!!!
    Betting those Charges were Not Weighed..
    Yeah, you can get away with a few tenths of a grain difference in powder charges, especially so the bigger the charge is. I weigh every charge mostly for peace of mind. I'm not in a real big hurry when I reload, I don't shoot enough to need massive quantities of ammunition in a hurry. I'm not married and I don't have any kids, so I have the time. It works for me. I'm not worried about over charging a case because my powder measure had a hiccup. What I worry about is making sure I'm actually using the powder I think I'm using! LOL! HP38 looks an awful lot like H110, and if you think you're loading H110 but it's actually HP38, you could be in for a nasty surprise!
    It's a safe hobby if you pay attention to what you're doing, so let's be careful out there, folks.

    Scotty

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    A dipper is just a nonadjustable powder measure that can be custom made by you to throw a specific load with a specific powder


    What more could you want?

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    A dipper is just a nonadjustable powder measure that can be custom made by you to throw a specific load with a specific powder


    What more could you want?
    I use a dip and pull out with a sidewise shake and pour.
    Get scale and dip ten charges with the same sideways shake.
    Weigh it and divide by ten.
    Try it a few times and you
    Will see that it is so close that it doesn't matter.

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