Will Lee Autodisk Powder Measure Work on a RL550?
Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:14 AM
I like the simplicity of the Lee Autodisks and hope they will work.
I would set up the 550 with resize/deprime in station1; bell case and powder drop in station 2; seat bullet in station 3; and, factory crimp in station 4.
Unrelated question: does anybody know where a Frankford Arsenal Vibra-Prime unit can be found, new or used?
Thanks for your help.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:09 AM
When you die, they will give you a vibra-prime at the pearly gates. Otherwise you are pretty much SOL.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:03 AM
Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:25 AM
JFD--I'm not quite as goofy as I sound. I have experience with the Dillon powder measure--used an SDB for awhile--and had some issues with small charges of flake powders, plus, no one told me about putting the old return spring mod on it to get rid of the "improvement" Dillon made a few years ago.
I have used the Lee fixed cavity disks for over a year and get incredibly good repeatability of powder drop; plus it's just plain easier to change - over when changing powders or loads, no fiddling with the thumb screw on the Dillon.
I guess I'll be filling primer pickup tubes in my spare time. The blue alternative is a bit too pricey for a retiree.
Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:35 PM
I used to use the Lee measures on their auto-index turret press and they were great (once I got away from the wood screw models).
Personally I like the Dillon measure clunking around up there. To me, clinking around equals "powder settling" and consistent charge weights.
I always wondered if the Lee measures were any good when they weren't revolving around on the turret (also equals "powder settling"), so it's good to know they are.
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