Culver powder measure
Newish to benchrest and I have been preloading rounds and weighing power but I want to get a volume measure.
I was lucky enough to have my gunsmith lend me an old Culver measure, I know they may be tough to come by but I'd really like find one for sale and was wondering if anyone knew if there was one available.
Any help is appreciated.
You might want to make this your creed, "Never fall in love with old gunsmiths, old bullet makers, and inobtanium".
you might want to tell us what you are loading for..no big deal preloading for score nor long range...
don't follow, unless you know why..
mike in co
Actually loading for both of what you mentioned, score and in the process of having a rifle built for long range matches.
I had gone in with a friend on reloading equipment when we both took the step/fall/downward spiral into getting bullet holes really close together. We are now splitting up our original purchases and both getting our own equipment. I'm in need of a powder measuring source and have had the chance the use the Culver and liked it, faster than a scale, portable, opens up the option of loading at the range, etc. I can still use the scale that my friend got in the split but want to build my set of equipment.
Having the opportunity to get a new measure, I'm looking at the Neil Jones unit but would like to find a Culver if it doesn't turn out to be an inobtanium.
go do some searches on powder scales powder measures
do some reading..no need to load at the range for either.....
look into something different( like i said do not follow unless you know why)
short range br shooters are lemmings..they do what the other guy does with no questions.
the use of a thrower with the most popular powder..n133. is counter to true accuracy.
it does not throw well at all..
so what powders ???
for your two disciplines.. either a charge master with a batt pack if you want to go load at the range,
or a lab scale....both about the same cost and close to what you asked about...
mike in co
If you want a reasonably priced accurate-as-any powder measure (culver type), give Lynwood Harrell a call @ 540 380 2683. He'll send you one to try, if you don't like it, send it back...if you do like it, pay for it. Simple.
Mike, I take it you do not have a Culver for sale?
and would not recommend one either....
i use a harrells to drop for my lab scale......
mike in co
Originally Posted by mshelton
Don't knock it until you have used one.
There was nine hundred made I believe.
Yes I have one.
No it is not for sale.
Use a plastic Hornaday baffle.
You might check with Bob White.
other than you want one,
you do not need to load at the range, so why do it ??
you did not mention the powders you will be using....
they are not as accurate as some people would like to believe.
the bigger the grain size the less accurate..typically.
the charge master is not my first choice, but if you want to load at the range it does
work well and seems to hold plus or minus .1 or so. throwers dont do that...
mike in co
I'm sure you know that Harrell's premier measure is a "Culver" by design, though not a vintage Culver (http://harrellsprec.com/index.php?cr...on=show_detail). It is a fine measure if that's your choice. For the finer powders like H322, Benchmark, XBR, my Harrell's is as good as a Chargemaster and works well for me at home and at the range. Maybe I don't "need" to load at the range, but I still enjoy it.
He didn't say what kind of benchrest that he is pursuing, and to say that he doesn't need to load at the range seems a bit misdirecting. In the short range game, the vast majority do, and for good reason. They want to win. Most loads that I am aware of, won't tolerate a 25 degree temperature swing that can happen through a match day.
I'm with Boyd.
Also, as I've said so often, I believe my Harrell's has a hummer chamber.
Also, practice dropping charges in your spare time and weigh each charge with a good scale. In time you'll find you will drop more accurately than those who claim it isn't accurate.