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static question

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by taylor, May 31, 2011.

  1. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    How do you keep the powder from clinging to the plastic cup that sits on the scale? I've tried soapy water, dry its good for 50 rounds or so.
    Any Help?
     
  2. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Dryer sheets, lightly wipe out the inside with one, one that has gone through the dryer once also works.
     
  3. taylor

    taylor Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks I'll try that.
     
  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    I've used another trick that seems to work well. At least I only needed to do it once about 20 years ago and it's still working.

    I took a #2 Pencil and "scribbled" on the inside surface covering as much of the cup as I could. I then took a Q-Tip and smeared it all around with the Q-Tip taking off excess powder. This gave the inside of the plastic cup a coating of graphite which seems to have been effective in bleeding off any static. It also provides a dry lubed surface to prevent non-static cling as well. This also works great inside the cavity of LEE AutoDisc Powder measures to make them drop more uniform charges.
     
  5. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Coop beat me to it, and he's right. Bounce sheet (or equivalent). Also serves the same purpose on the inside wall of the powder measure hopper.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I use an aluminum powder tray and don't seam to have any trouble.