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pistol reloading powder charge?

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  1. phless55

    phless55 Registered Member

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    I am reloading 9mm, with 124 JHP and 4.9 grains of Hodgdon Universal Clay Technology.
    This is the max load and it shoots with no signs of over pressure.

    I am using an RCBS Charge Master 1500 and I weigh the charge for each round.

    Is their any powder measure that will throw a correct charge for flake powder +/- 0.1 grain.

    I will back down the powder charge 0.2 grains for safety if I can find one that will work.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. SeabeeChief

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    Charge master lite by rcbs
     
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    RCBS Little Dandy with one of my adjustable rotors.....
     
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    I found adding a fish tank bubbler, zip tied to the powder measure, increases the accuracy. may help you, it does on my dillon (but i dont use universal)
     
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    The constant vibration will promote "powder packing" resulting in ever increasing charges. Use a baffle instead.....

    www.Uncle Nick's Powder Baffle Templates
     
  6. noylj

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    Not a real concern. Loads aren't that sensitive to a tenth of a grain ( unless, maybe, loading 25 Auto). SAAMI set pressure standards to take into account normal powder measure fluctuations.
    Of the powder measures I have tested, the most consistent is the Lee Perfect powder measure (particularly for flake and stick powders). Then, sort of a toss-up between Hornady L-N-L and Lee Pro Auto-Disk. The Dillon is next.
    With powder measures, it is about 80% how consistent the set-up and use is and less the measure itself.
    Remember, if your CM reads 4.4gn, it is 4.4 +/- 0.05gn, NOT +/- 0.1 gn as some seem to think
     

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