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  1. #16
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    So, apparently

    the answer is NO on something affordable that is better than the Chargemaster. Oh well!
    Thanks,
    Pete

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    I have a Denver Electronics scale that has resolution to .01 grn. You can drop two kernels of 133 on it and it changes. But It is useless any place but in my house, away from any air conditioning vents, breeze, or what ever.

    I ran a test a month or so ago where I compared 100 charges from my Chargemaster Lite against it, and the Chargemaster Lite proved to be pretty darned close, +- .1 grn.

    http://benchrest.com/showthread.php?...rgemaster+test

    My complaint about the Chargemaster are at matches, they are too slow, even after being sped up. So what I am going to do now at matches is just use it as a trickier. I zero the pan on the Chargemaster, then I set my powder thrower up to throw within a couple of tenths, then set it on the Chargemaster to use the trickle mode. Dump the powder in the case, seat bullet, repeat.

    Everybody has their own way of doing things. I do what works for me.

    By the way, the Chargemaster Lite has an excellent wind guard. Much better than the standard Chargemaster.
    Last edited by jackie schmidt; 06-04-2019 at 10:30 PM.

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    Pete

    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    measure top. I have one of those under my bench .
    Check his site again. He has a new Version 3 Powder dropper that was designed and made for this. He used the Lee at first but has an improved product now. I only bought the trickler at first thinking just as you do, but have the upgrade on order.

    I did communicate with Adam via email and he said that he has used his setup at the range. Might work if enclosed and in a building like the Whittington Center.

    I forgot, Adam also has incorporated bluetooth capability and there will be apps for android and apple phones or tablets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kookie View Post
    Check out the auto trickler by Adam McDonald. Lots of long range shooters are using these. The link has a demo video.

    https://www.autotrickler.com/autotrickler.html

    Adam McDonald is a rockstar....... that Gavin-The-Goober feller he hired to "represent" needs to take a chill pill

    Smart Kid, Adam...... To quote His Majesty B'rak The Munificent "if I had a boy, I'd hope he was like Adam"

    Ohh wait, I DO have a boy...... 5 of them in fact...... and THEY ARE like Adam......... must be why I like heem

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    See this video
    They concluded no significant differences for :

    Prometheus-- Auto Trickler-- Chargemaster-- Hornady-- Harrells

    Best buy was the Chargemaster for the $



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqvbG2hzUgM

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    sorry but the rifle and the test are not critical enough to make the determination.
    from a bipod at 600 with some bolt gun...shot not as a group but the very invaild round robin...the conditions change.
    bottom line, invalid test for benchrest shooters short or long range.

    Quote Originally Posted by fx77 View Post
    See this video
    They concluded no significant differences for :

    Prometheus-- Auto Trickler-- Chargemaster-- Hornady-- Harrells

    Best buy was the Chargemaster for the $



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqvbG2hzUgM

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    Interesting powder dispenser comparison video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqvbG2hzUgM

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    and i too can repeat myself

    sorry but the rifle and the test are not critical enough to make the determination.
    from a bipod at 600 with some bolt gun...shot not as a group but the very invaild round robin...the conditions change.
    bottom line,

    invalid test for benchrest shooters
    short or long range.
    Quote Originally Posted by fx77 View Post
    Interesting powder dispenser comparison video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqvbG2hzUgM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    Electronic powder dispenser? I'd like something more accurate than my old Chargebastard if one exists.

    Pete
    Have you tried the insert (not a straw) in the chargemaster? It really helped mine, I get much more consistent throws now. It is not perfect but is much better!

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    I have had a straw for years

    Quote Originally Posted by Fcrum View Post
    Have you tried the insert (not a straw) in the chargemaster? It really helped mine, I get much more consistent throws now. It is not perfect but is much better!
    but I am going to try the cut off cartridge or make up a reducer of some sort. mebby a threaded something or rather would help keep the clumps from forming although it happens with the electric trickler as well.

    My Chargemaster is not as accurate as some.

    Pete

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    By the way, I now think the ChargeMaster Lite is a better system foe range loading. The wind guard is superior to the bigger unit, and I think they redesigned the tube so that kernels donít fall out so easily when the tube isnít turning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired View Post
    sorry but the rifle and the test are not critical enough to make the determination.
    from a bipod at 600 with some bolt gun...shot not as a group but the very invaild round robin...the conditions change.
    bottom line, invalid test for benchrest shooters short or long range.
    I have to both agree and respectfully disagree somewhat. In this test the velocity is a good indicator of the uniformity. I agree there are too many variables in play for the actual groupings to be of much value.

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    Youíll have to excuse ďretiredĒ if that is what he said. He isnít really a shooter. A true shooter recognizes the fact that uniform powder charge is just one aspect of shooting.
    And he should know that coloring should be left in the coloring books.

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    Hey Pete

    Doesnít the powder dispenser rely on commands from a 0.1 scale?
    Mikeinco said that you need a scale that goes to 0.01grains.

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    Deleted those two posts because two of my favorite folks were headed for internet blows. At least it looked like it to me. Doesn't matter if you argue about something....try not to get personal.

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