Lee dippers

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2frogs posted this 5 weeks ago

Am I the only one still using the lee powder dippers for loading versus a powder measure..

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RicinYakima posted this 5 weeks ago

Only use dippers when I take my hand loaders out in the 5th-wheel. Some are Lee but most are home made. 

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Idahocaster posted this 5 weeks ago

I use dippers where I can. I have used them for 38 special, 30-30, and 30-06. They work better with some powders than others, but the right technique makes acceptable loads for me. I enjoy the simplicity of the dippers. I have a set of Lee dippers, but I also made my own for my 38 special wadcutter load.

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 5 weeks ago

one advantage of dippers is that you can see the powder level before you dump it into the case ....

an advantage shared by my Belding and Mull Visible Powder Measure ...

i bot mine in 1955 ... it is growing on me ... i may keep it ...

ken

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cfp4570 posted this 5 weeks ago

You are not alone! I use the Lee autodisc for most handgun loads, but the dippers get used for almost all of my cast rifle loads, and a few jacketed rifle loads. I will insert my usual "die hard plinker" disclaimer here. Load development for me is done when I can consistently hit empty beer cans full of water at 50.

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max503 posted this 5 weeks ago

I use them whenever possible for their simplicity.

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foesgth posted this 5 weeks ago

I use them all the time.  I am always picking up business cards so I have a clean one to level the scoops.

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Boschloper posted this 5 weeks ago

I have the older red set and yes I use them on occasion. They are great for onesie twosie experiments. I also use them for black powder that I don't want to put in my RCBS Uniflow powder measure. 

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delmarskid posted this 5 weeks ago

I use one for making duplex 45-70 loads.

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Spindrift posted this 4 weeks ago

I have a set of dippers that I use all the time, and appreciate a lot. Particularily when doing load development, loading many different loads.

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Buttersdad posted this 4 weeks ago

I use my Lee dippers when I run a ladder test or just testing a load in a specific gun, or needing a very accurate load.

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Eutectic posted this 2 weeks ago

I am on my second set. I gave the first set to a friend who wanted to start reloading.

Dippers are the safest, simplest, least expensive way to measure powder. They have surprising precision if used carefully.

I also have several homemade dippers for specific charges.

Steve

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RicinYakima posted this 2 weeks ago

 Hmmm. That is exactly what Elmer Keith said in his first reloading article in 1929. Dean Grinnell and Dick Lee used the same system to work out loads in the early 1960's. It is never an error, as long as you know when to quit using the next larger dipper. 

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Little Debbie posted this 1 weeks ago

Quick, accurate, safe. Very useful product.

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2frogs posted this 1 weeks ago

Amen to that

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BigMan54 posted this 1 weeks ago

I used them for about 6 months when I was in the Service. Almost 50yrs ago, have a new set with 15 dippers. 

Some day......

Long time Caster/Reloader, Getting back into it after almost 10yrs. Life Member NRA 40+yrs, Life S.A.S.S. #375. Does this mean a description of me as a fumble-fingered knuckle-draggin' baboon. I also drool in my sleep. I firmly believe that true happiness is a warm gun. Did I mention how much I HATE auto-correct on this blasted tablet.

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Eutectic posted this 3 days ago

Do you use the "shake off level" method or the "strike off with a business card" method?

Steve

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2frogs posted this 3 days ago

I just tap the dipper with my finger to get it close enough. Never did very good with the card.

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Eddie Southgate posted this 2 days ago

I got all three colors of the plastic dippers . I still use them for the loads I have always used them for and still do not use them for loads where they are not appropriate , I'll not quit them now after over 50 years of using them .

Grumpy Old Man With A Gun......Do Not Touch .

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Boschloper posted this 2 days ago

What is the third color?

I have seen red (I bought a set around 1973) and yellow, which I think is current. 

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RicinYakima posted this 2 days ago

Originals were aluminum with black wood handles. 

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