steve.davison@dacoequipmentinc.com
steve.davison@dac...
3 posts
Joined April 2020

Powder measure

So I have a 550B that I have been loading .357 mag (been loading .45 acp also)
So for the .357 I have been using Winchester 296 ball powder and have loaded at least a thousand rounds with good consistent powder measure
Went to buy more powder and my LGS was out so he suggested IMR 4227 that he had available - however I cannot get the powder delivery consistent - I am using the small powder bar as my loads take less than 20 g
So is it possible it's the powder or do I need to use the large powder bar as suggested by the manual
Also is there anyway to empty the powder measure besides running cases thru the unit
Thanks
steve.davison@dacoequipmentinc.com
steve.davison@dac...
3 posts
Joined April 2020

RE: Powder measure

Okay so I kept messing with the powder measure and also read up on it some and as it turns out by adjusting wing nut on failsafe road got it working properly
steve.davison@dacoequipmentinc.com
steve.davison@dac...
3 posts
Joined April 2020

RE: Powder measure

And I loaded several hundred rounds today - checking powder weight pretty often and all is good so looking forward to going to range tomorrow
rmoser38
rmoser38
58 posts
Joined October 2008

RE: Powder measure

To remove the powder from the powder measure, I loosen the two bolts on the collar holding the powder measure to the die and the pop the bushing for the return bar out of the bracket on the piston and lift off the powder measure. Then I pour the powder into and empty butter tube to pour back into the container. After installing the powder measure back on I will run a case under it until I get the residual powder out of the die. Usually only a little powder is left.
tet301
tet301
31 posts
Joined February 2016

RE: Powder measure

There is another way. I empty the powder from my powder measure at the conclusion of every reloading session. If I'm not going to change calibers, and thus change the tool head, I leave the powder measure attached to the die. I then disconnect the failsafe rod by unfastening the failsafe rod clip from the measure. I then pull the tool head pins, remove the tool head with the measure still attached, and pour the powder out of the measure into my container. The entire process takes less than two minutes.
Happy reloading.

Terry