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tiny68
05-08-2009, 11:03 AM
Ok. I have tried to make my ChargeMaster work at the range. No such luck. First it was the lack of power. I got a charge pack with a power invertor so now I have portable power. However, the wind is killing me. You guys in those nice trailers have it made. The wind, hasn't stopped blowing since I became interested in BR, causes much lower reproducibility. I built a plexiglass box to serve as a wind shield at the range, but it is a royal pain in the bottom.

Long story short, I'm getting a Harrell's. Does the Classic offer any practical advantage to be worth the extra $90 bucks (why that's a whole box of primers at today's rates)? Seems I remember seeing mainly the Premium models at the matches. By I don't knkow if they were the regular or BR models.

Beening watching for a used one for 6 months. Their aren't any. I figure for $30 more I am buying a used one. To me that means everyone is keep theirs and thats a good sign.

tiny

Donald
05-08-2009, 11:24 AM
There is no doubt that the high dollar Harrells with the needle bearings are purty to look at. But when I called the Harrells to order one they said the cheap one, $190, was just as accurate as the others, that is what I ordered. I consider it to be smooth and accurate. When I called they said they would send an invoice with it. If I liked it pay, if I didn't send it back. I paid. And by all means listen to them when they tell you how to throw a charge. Save the extra dough and buy some expendables.

Donald

david dumas
05-08-2009, 11:48 AM
a couple things about a Harrell's powder drop:
1) buy the cheaper model, it works just as good as the high $ UNIT
2) you need to develop a smooth repeatable stroke to make it repeat exact charge's
3) nobody in the industry is better to work with or deal with than Lynnwood Harrell
40 if your trying to cramp big charge's in little case's get a 12-15 inch drop tube and stroke it slooooooow,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

the wind is my friend,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

DD

tiny68
05-08-2009, 03:10 PM
After talking to Lynnwood on the phone, I ordered the low end model. "Let me send it and either return it or send a check for it." I think this kind of folks is why I am attracted to BR. Too few of them in the world. tiny

virg
05-08-2009, 04:11 PM
Long story short, I'm getting a Harrell's. Does the Classic offer any practical advantage to be worth the extra $90 bucks (why that's a whole box of primers at today's rates)? Seems I remember seeing mainly the Premium models at the matches. By I don't knkow if they were the regular or BR models.
tiny

I've had my Harrell's for years and it's still delivering the same accurate loads it did when new. The moderate priced models are just as accurate as the ball bearing premium ones. However, don't ever try the handle on one of the ball bearing models that a friend has at a match. They are super smooth and will make you think. But...no more accurate.

My best results come from just a steady up and down motion with the handle. No tapping at the top or bottom. If you are interrupted during your case filling for over 30 seconds or so, throw a charge into your powder container and start again. Leaving the measure with no activity for over an extended time will allow more powder to fill the cavity and throw up to three tenths over charge.

Good luck with your new measure,
Virg

sunshines71
05-09-2009, 12:17 AM
Hi

This might be a little off topic.. but I had a good look for the first time inside my Harrell premium.. was more than a little surprised how it actually works.. the metering part (opening for powder) is to the right of the rotating cylinder??are the other good measures like this? is this what a culver type measure is??

Is the Redding br30 a culver ?? Or is that designed more like the Lee Perfect measure..

:)

virg
05-09-2009, 08:03 AM
Hi

This might be a little off topic.. but I had a good look for the first time inside my Harrell premium.. was more than a little surprised how it actually works.. the metering part (opening for powder) is to the right of the rotating cylinder??are the other good measures like this? is this what a culver type measure is??

Is the Redding br30 a culver ?? Or is that designed more like the Lee Perfect measure..

:)
All Culver type measures are designed as you describe. The Redding's are like the Lee Perfect measure (the plunger is in the middle). However, having owned all three, they are of equal accuracy (yep, even the $29 Lee). But, I like the Harrell's because of the click values and ease of adjustment.

Virg

jmaisto
05-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Me too ! Mine is a six clicker, meaning 6 clicks from one number to the other.

Joe Duke
05-09-2009, 09:31 AM
Which Harrells measures are six clicks and which ones are four clicks?

Joe

jmaisto
05-09-2009, 12:20 PM
count the screws on the left hand side. 4 or 6...

Donald
05-09-2009, 10:39 PM
The low end Harrells is a 4 click job. Whick seems plenty to me. With V133 four clicks is pretty darn close to one grain. Not exactly thru the full normal range but close enough.