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Joined April 2020

9mm brass sticks to powder funnel

After dispensing the dropped powder, the powder funnel seems to stick to the powder funnel, requiring quite a bit of force to remove it during the upstroke. This is both tiresome and slow due to the risk of spilling powder.

I have read quite a bit on this problem and the issue persist regardless of:
1. Using cleaned or sooty brass (no difference at all)
2. Heavy or light neck belling/flaring.
3. Original finish or dremel polished powder funnel (its really smooth now).
4. With or without case lube.

My second SDB is set up for .38 and experience approx 10% of the perceived "stickiness".

Is there Anything else that can be done apart from using different dies (i.e. changing to xl750)?
Joe
Joe
128 posts
Joined September 2007

RE: 9mm brass sticks to powder funnel

How much bell do you have set on?
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Joined April 2020

RE: 9mm brass sticks to powder funnel

Very little, just to fit the bullet. Using a .356 bullet I measured the max outer diameter of the flare to .3795. After crimp its 0.374.
powerboatr
powerboatr
14 posts
Joined November 2008

RE: 9mm brass sticks to powder funnel

mine will do this 45 acp rounds after a few hundred. I take out the plunger and wipe it clean and then put some flitz on it and polish it up real clean. then wipe with clean cloth. i to run the bell to just wide enough to drop in the bullet
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Joined July 2020

RE: 9mm brass sticks to powder funnel

I just replaced all the 9mm dies in my SDB as part of my process to refresh the setup. I had the same issue with the old set and it continues with the new funnel. I also only flare very lightly and just enough to seat the bullet. I guess I will try the flitz and dremel polish next. Originally, I thought powder was leaking but then after watching closing it was coming out of the case when a case was sticking, maybe 10% of the time.