Lee Dipper chart

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  1. SPJ

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    Gents
    I noticed that the Lee dipper chart doesn't list Varget, does anyone know which size is appropriate for 30 gr.
    Curious
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    SPJ, you really oughta invest in a powder scale if you want to make your life easier an safer.

    No problem using the dippers for throwing charges, but the peace of mind and versatility of throwing any powder you wish will be tremendous with almost any rudimentary scale. Only one I wouldn't recommend is the little Lee Safety or whatever they call it. jd
     
  3. SPJ

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    Thanks Brother
    I have two scales a charger and a trickler
    1 electric and 1 Rcbs 1010
    My intentions are to dip a charge then trickle up , I like using the 1010
    I think the RL-15 line listing 1.9 or 2.2 would be close, but I have no experience with them.
    Regards
    Jim
     
  4. hoz53

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    If you have those scales why didn’t you just weigh the dipper charges
     
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    Hey theres a uniflow powder measure for sale on here cheap. Way better than dippers. Throw those things out!!
     
  6. SPJ

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    Hoz
    I'm not that smart.

    I figured you knew;)
     
  7. SPJ

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    Brother Dusty
    You know I'm old school "
     
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    A uniflow, trickler and beam is old skool. A lee dipper is, i have no idea, but you can make the uniflow dump within a few kernels.
     
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    I do know but you gotta work a little for it:eek:
     
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    .2 grain difference between the two when using the 2.2 dipper.
     
  13. SPJ

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    thanks Brother
    2.2 it is!
     
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    I like my dippers too Jim. Dip, trickle to the beam scale, done. No problem, works every time!
     
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    My wife isn't loaning me her kitchen spoons anymore!
    ^^^^^ I use a small screen I Phone 99% of the time for searching I must have looked right at it twice :confused:
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  17. hoz53

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    ok SP. i got a new set of dippers- mabie ill get them out and try em now that you brought them up
     
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    When I first started hand loading at the age of 16 for 30-06 it was with the Lee hammer type dies and I used the dipper for powder load. I got OK accuracy but at the time I was not shooting much over 100 yards and minute of deer was my accuracy criteria. When I finally got a real loading set up it scared me at how much difference between dipper scoops the weight varied with the stick powders. Ball powders did much better. The dippers that came with the hammer Lee set dropped pretty light loads though so safety wise you were pretty much OK. When doing rifle loads and only doing 20 rounds or less I still use these dippers to get in the ball park of weight in the scale and over the past 40+ years I have perfected the "put a little more powder in the dipper and tap it with my finger and trickle in enough to get the weight I need". With pistol rounds and rifle over 20 rounds I use the RCBS powder measure. For Pistol I weight every 10th load and rifle I dump just under the weight I want into the powder pan of the scale and trickle in the rest.
     
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    I started with the Lee 'Loader' too but got a shop-soiled set of RCBS 5-0-5 scales from the off as I never fancied relying on the dipper alone. The Lee scoops (or any other form of volumetric 'dipper') can be pretty consistent though if used properly. Scooping them through the powder in an arc is hopeless, it has to be a plunge / gravity fill method. ie put powder into a suitable bowl, plunge dipper cup into the body of powder base first as near vertically as possible until its mouth is submerged, let gravity fill the cup, lift straight up with as little disturbance as possible, use a straight edge piece of stiff card or plastic (old credit card or similar is ideal) to sweep the heaped portion off the top and leave the contents level with the cup mouth edges.
     
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    As someone who recently switched from scoops to a power measure, I can confirm that there is a world of difference. I've been scooping H4895 then trickling up - not only is it incredibly time consuming, the repeatability of the scoops is terrible. I think initially I chose to go with scoops because I heard that measures don't handle stick powder. Since I switched to a measure, the process is way faster and way more accurate! I use a Lee Perfect (the all-plastic model) and it works great with stick powder. The thrown charge is plenty accurate for short-range XTC, and then I trickle/weigh my 600yd loads.
     

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