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Posted: 11/1/2004 5:08:28 PM EST
Like 1.3 grains of W231.

Where can I find a powder measure that throws teenie weenie charges?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:10:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/1/2004 5:12:01 PM EST by The_Groovinator]
Get a trickle charger.

eta: If you're doing bulk it'll take a long time though.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:11:38 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:16:19 PM EST
The smallest I know will throw 3 grains of 231 and that's Hornadys Pistiol Powder measure.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:04:25 PM EST
I checked my Lyman Accumeasure powder rotor table and the lowest it will go is 3.0 gr. of 231.

What are you loading for?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:07:08 PM EST
I've the Redding Benchrest Powder Measure, with the pistol chamber, it will meter 1.3 grains of powder, 25ACP?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:08:41 PM EST
Try a dipper - it's just as fast as a drum measure, and probably as accurate after you practice a few throws.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:12:01 PM EST
That's a heck of a small powder charge! Smallest powder load I do is 3.1 gr of 231 for 38 special target loads, 2.5 gr of Bullseye is about the same load.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:45:29 PM EST
I use the Lee powder measure and load 2.5gr of WW231 for my 32ACP loads. There is no reason why it shouldn't be able to do what you want.

What are you loading? 25ACP?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:50:19 PM EST
I dont reload but I have a question: Do you ever mix powder brands/types? If not. Why not?
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 7:59:59 PM EST
captainpooby:Not a recommended practice by the powder mfg'rs to mix different brands and powders. I've heard that in the "olden-days" some people would use 2 different powders layers like 2 different type of sand, a fast burning bottom layer and a slower burning top layer, and use the bullet to hold it all in place. I wouldn't risk it by destroying a good firearm.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 8:05:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
I dont reload but I have a question: Do you ever mix powder brands/types? If not. Why not?

The burn rates of powders vary so mixing them would lead to unknown chamber pressures.
Link Posted: 11/2/2004 2:23:17 AM EST
My wife and I are Cowboy Action Shooters, she won a pair of Ruger Vaqueros in .32 caliber.
the .32 S&W cases are very short and the starting load for a 78 grain lead bullet is 1.3 grains of W231.
I hand-weighed a batch of 100 and the 1.3 grs. of W231 does just fine.
I've never loaded anything that light and was surprised that the powder measure couldn't get below 2.5 grs.
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