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Looking for easy way to Measuring powder

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by trapshotr15, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. trapshotr15

    trapshotr15 TS Member

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    I am looking for an easy way to measure out powder. I recently purchased a keg of gunpwder ( 8lb) with a friend of mine & we need to split it up into 1 lb contianers. Does anyone have a simple & cost effective solution ?
     
  2. grunt

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    Paper bags and a scale. And dont smoke.
     
  3. Easystreet

    Easystreet Well-Known Member

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    If you don't have a scale to weigh it, you could always use the "volume" method and come pretty darn close. After all, reloading presses use the volume method to dispense powder into the hulls for reloading.

    For example: Use an 8 ounce measuring cup to put one cup in each of 8 containers. Then, depending on how much is left in the 8 pound jug, put say 1/2 cup in each of the 8 containers. Then put 2 tablespoonsful in each of the 8 containers. Continue this way until you are splitting a teaspoon in each of the 8 containers. By that time, it won't make any difference if one container gets 1/2 teaspoon more than another. Mission accomplished without the use of a scale.
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Easy has the idea. For most shotgun powders a pound is going to be about 3-eight Oz cups.
     
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