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extra light powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Ajax, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. Ajax

    Ajax Well-Known Member

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    The bushing number will just get you in the ball park. You really need a scale to make sure.

    Ajax
     
  2. sterlingworth

    sterlingworth Active Member

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    If you go to the MEC web site,theres a chart were you can look it up.
     
  3. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    SCALE,SCALE,SCALE,SCALE!!!!!!!! SCALE!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

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    Mike, The Mec chart says a #26 bushing might be needed for a single stage loader. And A #27 might be needed for a progressive Mec reloader. A Scale to weight powder drops is a "Must" when you reload. Every new Keg of powder can be different and may require a bushing change for that batch. So now you can buy the needed powder bushing and a scale while your there if "need be". Be safe and good Luck. break em all. Jeff
     
  5. 4th. down

    4th. down Active Member

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    A #30 Mec. bushing should put you 15.5-16 grs. at approx. 1150fps.

    Use a scale, scale, scale.
     
  6. SMITH47

    SMITH47 Member

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    page 2 of mec's bushing chart-
    bushing 27=15.8 gr of extra-lite

    this bushing only drops on average(my scale) of 15.0 to 15.5 in my grabber
    which works fine for me and my 7/8 loads ..

    ernie