Drop Tube/ Funnel for 30BR

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  1. Field & Cave

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    What's the consensus for getting enough 4198 in a 30BR? Which funnel, drop tube do I want? The slow pour method sounds terrible. I'm too clumsy/ impatient. Thanks!
     
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  3. K9TXS

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    When I use H4198 in my 20 VT, I have to use a funnel. I took one of my black powder funnels and shortened it to 10". I pour the pan into the funnel and it trickles down to the funnel the case has been inserted into. It does take a little longer doing it this way, but I don't have a mess after I'm through.
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    I made my own from a piece of acrylic tubing 1/4"id x1/2"od x 18" long that I purchased off Ebay.
    I then drilled the bottom to fit over the top of the case neck and attached a 50 bmg alum. funnel to the top.
    I'm able to load 35.1 gr. of 4198 and still only have the powder halfway up the neck.
     
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  6. vargetman

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    I like the clear tubes also. I made a 12 inch drop tube out of clear acrylic that has a 3/16 ID. Attached a Saturn 30 caliber funnel on the top and a adapter I had from Midway on the bottom. Looks kinda homely but does the job. By the way it,s for a 6PPC. I can drop 30 plus grains in a 6 PPC and still seat the bullet. If you use a clear tube and want to watch the powder go down the tube cut a piece of white paper and put it on about half of the tube so,s you can see the powder go down. Hope this helps.

    John
     
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    I just finished 50 case in just a few minutes using the Harrells powder drop with the 10" tube, really don't have to go "that" slow just take your time, just like any other method. ;-)
     
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  8. TrxR

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    I wonder if some copper tubing or brake tubing would work?
     
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    Aluminum arrow shaft!
     
  10. AlNyhus

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    I use a Sinclair with different inserts. A .17 cal. works great for the .30's.
     
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    I use the 10” 21 Century funnel. It works.
     
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  12. K9TXS

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    The ID of an arrow shaft is a little too small. The powder will bunch up as it passes through.
     
  13. K9TXS

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    This will work. Just make sure the ID is large enough so the powder doesn't bunch up when running through it.
     
  14. K9TXS

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    Clear tubes will turn dark over time due to the powder passing through.
     
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    Then you replace it, we're not talking a lot of money here and if it does the job why keep changing trying to find a "better" method? I use the clear tube and have dropped several thousand round and it's not dark yet.
     
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    If it ever does get dark run a pipe cleaner thru it
     
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  17. DirtySteve

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    I don't think so. 2413's are pretty big...
     
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  18. K9TXS

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    Yeah, I guess that's possible. When I looked into it, the arrow at the local stores where not a very large diameter.
     
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    Check out Harrell’s Precision for numerous drop tube options.
    Ben
     
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  20. Papa Charlie

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    If I may, what is the purpose of dropping the powder from a short height?
    Are you looking to compact the powder into the cases to jam more in?
    Thanks
    Patrick
     
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