Anybody using Harrell's Schuetzen pistol powder measure?

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  1. Lefty Trigger

    Lefty Trigger Gold $$ Contributor

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    If so could you please tell me your thoughts on this unit. I'm shopping for a more accurate powder measure for handgun loads and this appears to be the answer. Does it work with all types of powder, ball and stick with the same accuracy? Is it consistent throw after throw?
     
  2. Dusty Stevens

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    I know this may be blasphemy over here but you cant beat a uniflow with the pistol chamber in it with any custom thrower.
     
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  3. LCazador

    LCazador Competitive shooter and reloader for 50 years+ Silver $$ Contributor

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    It works very well and very accurate with any pistol powder. I did have a problem with mine after 20 years and was repaired free of charge. I mounted mine to a solid place on my reloading area that doesn't get any vibration. It seems any rattling or shaking disturbs the drop amount.
     
  4. Lefty Trigger

    Lefty Trigger Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have the uniflow now with the micrometer pistol barrel in it and once I got my FX120i scale I discovered just how poorly if throws charges. The range varies up to .8 gr in either direction with the hopper half full of powder. Running with Titegroup powder set to throw 3.9gr you would get anything from 4.4 to 3.2 from it.
     
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    Mine throws power pistol better than a harrels- to .1gr which is all i need. It throws bullseye just as good but i think those cheap ole lee perfect measures throw flake powder as good as anything
     
  6. edwardware

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    A baffle will improve that somewhat, but I can't believe +/-0.5grn with Tightgroup. The only way I can imagine that is if you're slamming the stops. Kiss the fill stop, gently tap the throw stop, see if you do better.
     
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    My own experience is that the Harrell's is of course consistent in volume by click.

    My experience is also that however ideal it might be for small rifle cartridges as touted that is .218 Bee and Hornet as one approaches the bottom end - listed as 2 grains - of a flake powder, in my case Red Dot it gets a little flakey ;). Maybe 231 would measure better? I don't know that.

    I think you might be disappointed at the price for loading .32 S&W long or even jumping to 3.5 Bullseye for a #130 in .45 ACP or any such much below half way on the powder measure nominal range. Maybe not. Mount it super solid and give it a try if you can afford to move it on down the road if not satisfied.

    If you already have something that works at all I'd sure practice and refine technique and dump powder into a scale pan on an electronic scale for quick settling on a value. That is at the extreme low end I think technique will matter more than money.

    I also have Hornady and RCBS with rifle and pistol drums and micrometer screw adjustment along with a Quick Measure for large charges of stick powders. I haven't found any platonic ideal and every one has been great for something.

    Then again I can't really say that any measure I've tried has been as good as I hoped in that very small range and down. I'm inclined to use a Little Dandy with a roll of quarters, or a specially made weight assembly, on top of the powder and a baffle underneath in that very low range and dump every charge into a scale pan and throw some back and dump again and still I think be faster then just trickling.
     
  8. Lefty Trigger

    Lefty Trigger Gold $$ Contributor

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    Lot of truth in this,... I have owned several measures and have not been real impressed with any. Thought I was doing great with the uniflow until I bought that "dam" super accurate electronic scale then it busted my bubble. When I found out the uniflow was throwing way off I went to trickeling my pistol loads onto the FX120 scale loading all right to the number and my pistol scores jumped right up. This is what has put me on this new quest but it sounds like I may just have to keep using my trickler, problem is now I sold that high dollar scale a week ago... uh-oh!
     
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    I have two different ones set up for my .14/221 Walker and .20 Vartarg XP100’s . I really like them .
     

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