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MEC Grabber bushing needed for E3 powder?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tractorboy, Jun 30, 2011.

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  1. tractorboy

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    Can't find a bushing chart for E3 powder on Alliant's website. Does anyone know what bushing is required to throw 16.0 grains of E3 on a MEC grabber?
     
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    Its around bushing #27 but you need to get a scale and weigh your drops instead of guessing by bushing number. I use Alliant powders myself and every batch weighs different. I would not be suprised if a #27 bushing weighed too heavy for your load. Thats why a scale tells you the right answer. The bushing charts are just to get you in the ballpark.

    The reason i said around #27 is there is no real answer until it is weighed.
     
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    According to MEC, should be either a 27 (15.9 gr) or 28 (16.4 gr)...always be sure to verify this with a good powder scale. The link to the MEC bushing chart is above...Garrett
     
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    Your eyes are better than mine Garrett. It is #27 instead of #26. I was trying to read that small chart on my I-Phone. LOL
     
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    Danger: Watch E3 powder drops with bushing size only. Use a SCALE!!!!
     
  6. tractorboy

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    OK, thanks for the info. Looking at the chart, it appears that Red dot and E3 require the same bushing to get essentially the same charge weight drop, and yes I always use a scale to make sure that I'm dropping the right amount.
     
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    it calls for a 27 or 28...but have to use a 29 for 15.5g and a 30 for 16.2g
     
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    Use the same bushing as you would for Red Dot according to my information they match. I use it succesfully in my RCBS.

    warren
     
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    Guys, if anybody wants the re-loading data from Alliant on e3 powder, I have it in a pdf format. The e3 data is on pages 31 to 33.

    Send me an email and I'll email one off to you.

    Kevin
     
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