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Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:58 am

I got a Hornady powder measure thrower thingy. I tried it and somehow I got a mess from spilled powder.  So I have put it in a box.  I have not tried it yet.  Is this going to work?


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7GdqbHHC2fkcUR5NDdSWUhZOXM/view?usp=sharing

Do you have other ideas?


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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by RichBirdHunter on Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:53 am

Where's it spilling from? Are overcharging? Is all the powder dropping into the brass?
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:35 pm

RichBirdHunter wrote:Where's it spilling from? Are overcharging? Is all the powder dropping into the brass?
I started out by having the powder get thrown to a pan on a scale.  That scattered powder.  Then I decided to empty the hopper via the drain tube.  That also managed to make a mess .  I did not get to the part where you put a piece of brass under the nozzle.
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:20 am

Here is what the inside of the box looks like.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7GdqbHHC2fkVUdiY0dpV29zc2c/view?usp=sharing
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by RichBirdHunter on Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:30 pm

I'm still not understanding where the powder is spilling from
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:48 pm

I would say that part of the mess came from powder splashing out of the scale pan.  Part of the mess came from the drain tube throwing powder further than I anticipated. And part of the mess seemed to just creep up on me like bad karma.
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by RichBirdHunter on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:34 pm

Are you putting your powder catch pan right underneath the powder drop? I mean is it touching it?
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:48 pm

I was using that Lyman powder scale pan.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/118739/lyman-electronic-scale-powder-funnel-pan



It has a hood over half or it so it is difficult to get closer than the top of the hood. Or maybe I could get the powder thrower nozzle lower than the top of the powder pan hood? Then be real careful when you take the pan off the scale to put the pan on the brass? Is that what I need to do?
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by RichBirdHunter on Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:31 pm

Yes, I take the pan off the scale throw the charge verify my charge and I use a powder funnel if fill my brass. I rarely spill any
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:13 pm

Thanks! I will try that.

I was thinking of getting a patent on the box with two holes in the side.
Then making a fortune selling them (Wonderful Box With Two Holes in the Side) on eBay.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7GdqbHHC2fkQkxpSDYydUpPQ0U/view?usp=sharing


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7GdqbHHC2fkU3FOamNlMHFLRGc/view?usp=sharing
You think they'll sell?
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Post by RichBirdHunter on Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:35 pm

lol! lol! lol!
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by XbonesX on Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:58 pm

I personally place my pan right against the bottom nozzle of the thrower, throw my charge, and then replace the pan on my scale. I don't spill any powder.

When I empty my thrower, I have some wide mouth canning funnels that fit most powder bottles perfectly and I pour from the top of the thrower. I then throw the lever multiple times to clear anything out of the tumbler. Any powder that is left is negligible and I clear it out with a long handled mini paintbrush.

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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:46 pm

The powder thrower that I have comes with two nozzles - a small (for 22 caliber and such) and a large. Which nozzle do you use?
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by RichBirdHunter on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:13 pm

What caliber are you loading ?
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by XbonesX on Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:58 pm

It depends. There is a difference in "volume" in the two nozzles when you have the pan right against it. Normally for charges 30gr or less I just use the smaller nozzle, and for larger charges I use the larger nozzle.

When I reload for precision rifle, larger calibers or charges I use my electronic auto dispensing scale with a pan and funnel to charge my cases.

For pistol or plinking rifle (like 223) I use my manual powder measure straight into the case, and skip the pan. Therefore, I use the appropriate nozzle based upon the case mouth size.

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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by Sasquatch-1 on Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:02 am

I was going to write this exact response except for the paint brush part.

It sounds like the OP either needs to take a lot more care when dispensing powder or HE IS PULLING OUR LEG.

XbonesX wrote:I personally place my pan right against the bottom nozzle of the thrower, throw my charge, and then replace the pan on my scale. I don't spill any powder.

When I empty my thrower, I have some wide mouth canning funnels that fit most powder bottles perfectly and I pour from the top of the thrower. I then throw the lever multiple times to clear anything out of the tumbler. Any powder that is left is negligible and I clear it out with a long handled mini paintbrush.
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by EdgarEg on Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:14 pm

I am not pulling your leg. I have bought this pan from Amazon because  I thought it would work better than the box.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KQU88Z8
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Re: Looking for hints on preventing spilled powder mess

Post by Rick459 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:25 pm

are you trying to charge small mouth cases? are you holding the brass up tight in the powder funnel? are you using the right size powder funnel for the cases you are trying to charge?
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