FX120i scale autotrickler powder cup

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  1. savageshooter86

    savageshooter86 Silver $$ Contributor

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    the cup provided seems too short to keep kernels from jumping out when autothrow is used. What did you use to fix this? Just got my scale the other day and am still learning it?

    Looking online a 2oz medicine cup seems to be taller than the ones provided with scale
     
  2. 1lnbrdg

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    I'm currently using a "pill cup" that I picked up at the nursing home. Solo cups makes a shot-sized cup you can find at some of the Wally-Worlds or other such places, about the same size as my "pill cup"

    Some of the condiment cups (ketchup, etc.) from some of food places would probably work (5-Guys Burger).

    I hope to see my automated powder throw show up this week, not sure what may have to change to utilize that.
     
  3. Keith Glasscock

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    One of the guys here had some 3D printed. Best part is that the design can be tweaked.
     
  4. Willie

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    Used the Solo shot cups. No problem finding several that weighed exactly the same.
     
  5. Mozella

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    If by "cup" you mean that little gray 3-D printed thing with the adhesive base, that's not a powder cup. It's a base designed to hold a powder pan. I stuck mine down to the scale closer to the edge than the center. I use a powder pan/funnel like this. I also use a Lee powder dipper which holds a couple of grains less than the target weight. I dump that into the pan and let the Autotrickler top off the load to the desired target. Then I use this pan/funnel to pour the powder into the case. Then I set the pan/funnel into the base supplied with the Autotrickler.
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  6. Richard Coody

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    i use a stainless steel shot glass. i am clumsy and find the extra weight helps me not spill it. tall enough so powder does not bounce out when filling.
     
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  7. savageshooter86

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    No I’m referring to the little plastic cup that is provided with the autothrow.
     
  8. Mozella

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    Hmmm............ didn't get one with mine. No matter because I'm a big fan of the previously mentioned pan/funnel.
     
  9. savageshooter86

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    You must not have the autothrow model? Where it throws Powder charge for you. That little Powder pan would throw kernels everywhere?
     
  10. muleystalker

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    2-21/2 oz stainless steel condiment cups like the restaurants use, I got mine from target in the kitchen section for about .85 cents a piece. They are nice , the added weight keeps them getting knocked over like the plastic ones do, and they repell static buildup.
     
  11. Mozella

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    No, I have the Autotrickler only and my powder pan/funnel works great. I could see where it might not be so good with the autothrow option.

    In fact I adapted an existing manual powder thrower to function like the autothrow module and fiddled around for quite some time trying to reduce powder splash to an acceptable level. In the end I gave up and reverted to using a powder scoop. Now that I'm used to it, I doubt that I'd return to my DIY thrower since filling and dumping the scoop is simple enough. And, unless the autothrow option can be made to dump into a pan/funnel without any splash, I doubt if I'd like that either since my routine involves filling the case immediately after weighing the charge. For that, it's hard to beat the pan/funnel.

    If I were using a different routine, like putting all my brass in a loading block and filling them with a dedicated funnel, then a different powder pan with higher sides would be appropriate.
     
  12. 1lnbrdg

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    Try it, you'll like it!
     
  13. daniel.chisholm

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    Are you using the straw to route the kernels to the up, with a bend in the straw? (the purpose of the bend is to slow down the powder so it doesn't splash)
     
  14. savageshooter86

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    Yes I am. I think I figured out correct Bend to allow full Powder drop and limit splashing kernels out
     
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    I am putting two bends in my straw, it helps slow the powder down so it doesn't pop out of the cup.

    I was using a metal cup, but Adam saw it in one of the pics I sent him, and he suggested that the plastic cup he supplies helps prevent the powder from bouncing out. I went back to his plastic cup and with the double bend it works great.

    The Fx120i and Adam's thrower and trickler really work great, and it is so much faster than my Chargemaster.
     
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    I put a downward zigzag in my straw to slow the powder drop down. I also wanted a larger metal cup to drop into, metal so I didn't have to deal with static electricity. I found a set of these at WalMart for around $7.00. I use the smallest to scoop powder into my autothrow and autotrickler. The second smallest is used as a catch cup for the powder drops. I trimmed back the handle about an inch so I can leave the cup on the scale with the front wind panel in place. Works perfectly.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/4-Pcs-Se...Sugar-Coffee-Graduated-Spoons-Scoop/309697065
     
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  17. Papa Charlie

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    That is a great idea. I don't have the 120i yet but I use an Lyman Gen6. It often has a tendency to pitch kernels out of the pan. I also like the larger handles.
     
  18. michaeljp65

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    If you mean the grey pan looking gizmo, its a holder for a powder pan like these from sinclairs.
    747-000-016WS
    Replacement Scale Pan for RCBS Scales 502, 505, 510, 1010

    Mfr Part: 98917
     
  19. kthomas

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    2 oz shot glasses work great.
     

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