mcleod2921
mcleod2921
1 post
Joined February 2013

17cal powder issues

Loading 17 fireball and about every 2-3 rounds powder is spilling everywhere. Are there any tips/tricks to resolve this problem?

Thanks
jforwel
jforwel
72 posts
Joined November 2007

RE: 17cal powder issues

I don't have a .17 but even with a .22 you sometimes have to tap the powder measure and wait a second or two. Get into rhythm for every round. It also depends on the type of powder and you could try wiping the inside of the powder bar and funnel with a dryer sheet.
dillon
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dillon
3,222 posts
Joined July 2007

RE: 17cal powder issues

What powder are you using? The 17 caliber funnel has a tiny hole for powder to move through. Avoid extruded powders, and pull the handle down slowly, to give the powder time to funnel through the hole. It should take at least 1-2 full seconds for the powder bar to travel from one side to the other. This will reduce any instances of the powder jamming at the top of the funnel.