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Would Hornady L-n-L case feeder load cases of .50" diameter? Absence of a case feeder for .50gi cases is slowing me down...
Jess....Yes, I use the one it came with. Extremely precise and it has never gone out of adjustment once dialed in. I will say that after I empty a full container of powder, I'll take it apart and clean it with dry lube and always tighten down the knurled locking ring pretty tight. Even after a full pound of powder, if it was dialed in at 5.6 grains, the last drop is 5.6 grains. I must have purchased a good one..........@ grainfed,
Do you use the standard HDY micrometer adjustment on your powder measure. The one made out of metal???
Yes, I have the standard powder measure. I inspected the insert and it looked great, smooth as a babies bottom and I cleaned it up real good and haven't needed to take it apart since. Initially I thought about trying to modify my Culver to work with this press but there's no need, as this drops everything on the money, so far.I was surprised with JoeJ positive experience. Is that with the standard powder measure Joe ? Or did you modify it in any way?
Thank you Sir for the offer, I'll take it :smile: This would help me a lot as well as other folk. If you can post it here, but also over www.50gi.com in reloading section this would e the best....As to .50 caliber, no clue but the case feeder would handle them and the drop tube from the feeder should be wide enough also. If you like, I can measure mine for you and let you know but there is plenty of extra width on the drop tube for a wider case so the .50 should drop fine.
Jess.......I bought Hornady's tent thingee that goes into the bottom of the powder hopper. It allows the powder to "evenly" distribute around the "tent" and supposedly makes the drops more consistent. It has worked for me for several years. I'll find it and put up a link in the morning. The sweet spot you mention might be to put this metal tent at the bottom and see how she works. My guess is that if one had a 1/2 pound of powder in the hopper, the metal tent allows a few ounces of powder in the bottom at all times and not the entire weight above the micrometer adjustment dropper.Ok so you guys have the original HDY powder rotor made out of metal hmm. Just never could get mine to work. However now I'm inspired to try again.
Do you guys have a sweet spot arond the middle in the hopper, or do you simply just fill it all the way up and run it almost dry ?
I saw your reloading bench and "the aftermath" over there http://1911enthusiast.com/showthread.php/800-Show-your-reloading-bench
This is one nice set up for sure and the finished work proves it :smile::thumb:
Have a heart, Gress. I'm only 4 feet tall with work boots on! :animlol::animlol:grainfed,
Is this stepladder you have to go up to reach the case feeder wheel? :lol:
Seriously, thanks for the pics and tips. What a reloader habitat! :thumb: Makes me wanting a HDY :smile: