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reloading 45 acp

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by uban77, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. uban77

    uban77 Maui, HI. Luck favors the prepared.

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    I have a lee classic loader. With Red dot powder. The load should be 4.4g to 5.1g. With the Lee classic loader kit comes a .5 scoop. To make one load, does that mean I use (9) .5 scoops? To make a load of 4.5g?
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    No, I believe the scoops are in cc, so you will have to use a conversion table (usually supplied with kits) that tell you how much volume in ccs that certain amounts of a specific powder are.
     
  3. JohnH

    JohnH Milwaukie Active Member

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    What size and type of bullet are you using to get that load data?
    Do you have a scale or have access to one?
    I live in Milwaukie if you want to bring your scoop and powder we can see how much a scoop weighs. You can reach me at the number below.

    See this chart:
    http://www.leeprecision.com/cgi-data/instruct/Dippers.pdf

    It shows the different powder dipper sizes with different powders to give you a theoretical charge weight but you should really check with a scale before you load anything.
     
  4. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    5 grains of bullseye, behind 230gr fmj, is a good ol standby.
     
  5. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    Get a scale before you hurt yourself.
     
  6. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    Nope,not how the dippers work.
    Did the set come with a load sheet? it should have,and if the sheet lists a powder you have,one scoop equals the load shown on the sheet.
    what you do is dip the scoop full,then LEVEL IT OFF with a credit card or the like...don't use a heaping scoop full,your gun will thank you by not going KABOOM.
    Good idea to get a scale.Most dipper loads measure 'light' by design,but you won't know what you are loading without a scale.
    If you're going to stay with the Lee Loader for a while,but a whole set of scoops,they run about 10.00-12.00,and come with a chart to show all the loads you can do with them..but DO get a scale too.
     
  7. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Old Military Dupication load approx 825-840 fps from std 5" 1911 barrel
     
  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    E-mail sent about scale I'll part with.:thumbup:
     
  9. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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