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Posted: June 10 2012 at 11:33am | IP Logged Quote 50DEP

I have played with these measures now for a few years. I have decided I like them alot. Easy to set up, you can get the load you want with patieance. they are very accurate and in my case, very consistant. I have only loaded handgun rounds with the measures and have not used the double disk kit, so have no experiance, nor opinin of them useing this system.

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Posted: June 11 2012 at 5:23am | IP Logged Quote Abram

50DEP,

Are you using the powder through expanding die or the little chain type setup? I tried running some 2400 through mine using the Lee adjustable charge bar and it did not meter so well. The disks do okay with most of the powders I have used, Win 231, AA #5, Titegroup but that little adjustable charge bar has given men fits.
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Posted: June 11 2012 at 7:33pm | IP Logged Quote yyz

i too love the auto disk. have 2, one setup as a single disk and one as a double disk. funny thing about the single is my bulk bullseye 45 acp load and my bulk power pistol 9x19 load use the same cavity. sorry too lazy to goto the basement and look them up. the double disk and ramshot tac are great together when loading the 5.56/223. of course it helps that all the mentioned powders meter like water.

have never tried the chain setup only the powder through die and the rifle charging die. i have the adjustable charge bar but so far have not used it as i can usually find a cavity that is close enough to work.

i had an auto disk then got an auto disk pro. liked the pro so much i updated the auto disk to the pro for nothing else but to get the powder shut off. if you are thinking about getting one get the pro.

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Posted: June 12 2012 at 9:46am | IP Logged Quote 50DEP

Abram, Im useing the powder through dies for 9mm, 40S&W, and 38Spec. I also use it for my 22K hornet rifle reloading useing the rifle charge die. I also have the adjustable powder bar, I have had good luck with it useing ball powders only, not flake or stick type powders. I use it for my 22Khornet.

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Posted: June 12 2012 at 11:16am | IP Logged Quote nhblaze

I have excellent luck with all my flakes    

IMR 700X, Unique and Blue Dot all meter just fine
at the charge levels I use, problems do exsist
when low charges are used.

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Posted: June 18 2012 at 6:08am | IP Logged Quote Abram

Well I must be doing something wrong as I cannot get good metering when using the silly thing. I find myself reverting to my disks instead. I will tinker with it some more when time permits.
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nhblaze wrote:
I have excellent luck with all my flakes    


I remember back in my single days that my luck would run about 50\50 with flakes.

OH!!!.....You mean flake powders!!!!

Sorry...I was talking about something completely different.

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Posted: June 28 2012 at 9:51am | IP Logged Quote noylj

If the Lee Adjustable Charge Bar works, it only works when opened almost all the way. My Pro Auto-Disks and Charge Bars are all such that the powder drops onto the charge bar well behind the cavity, so they only work when the cavity is at almost max size and even then it is not consistent.
If the Auto-Disk is used for its intended purpose (almost every non-magnum handgun cartridge), it is as consistent or more consistent than other powder measures.
If you need more charge capacity or you really believe that your special load is between the fixed cavities, get the BIG Auto-Disk that Dillon sells.
For a totally reliable powder measure for under $40 (is it still under $40), what's not to like?

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50DEP wrote:
I have played with these measures now for a few years. I have decided I like them alot. Easy to set up, you can get the load you want with patieance. they are very accurate and in my case, very consistant. I have only loaded handgun rounds with the measures and have not used the double disk kit, so have no experiance, nor opinin of them useing this system.


Using a double disk and a single disk works on the same principle. It might take some trial and error to get to the weight you are "shooting" for.

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Posted: July 06 2012 at 10:38am | IP Logged Quote farmall

When I can keep the dead crickets out of mine, they work great!

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Posted: July 07 2012 at 4:18pm | IP Logged Quote 50DEP

farmall wrote:
When I can keep the dead crickets out of mine, they work great!

That long between loading sessions?

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Posted: July 10 2012 at 5:15am | IP Logged Quote farmall

It must have happened when we moved. Had reloading room torn apart for entirely too long.
About drove me nuts trying to figure out why it was being so inconsistant. Always got along great with them otherwise.

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Over the years I have acquired four of these. Eventually
all have been updated to the "Pro" (round hopper with
shutoff & wiper) version, but with standard or Deluxe
(chrome) bases. They are used on top of a Turret (spring
return)and on a Load-Master, where I use the chain
return. (An old Pro 1000, no longer used, requires the
spring return)

The turret is used for both SS and turret operation; the
Load-Master (finally ultimately reliable if I don't
change primers) strictly for a 5-stage full progressive,
with case feeder but not bullet feeder.

With the standard Autodisk hoppers, they can wear--and /
or the disks / bar can wear--so that is why I upgraded
mine to the Pro type--easy to replace a wiper, and the
shutoff is a nice feature.

I've also found the deluxe (Chromed base) ones wear
better, too, and hold the tweaking better.

Other than a custom adjustable charge bar (bought many
years ago)that has large capacity, I use the Lee
Adjustable Charge Bar exclusively--but then, I am forever
fiddling / trying out new recipes / combinations. I load
.223 (H335) and numerous pistol rounds--38S, .357, .44
Spl, .45ACP, 10mm, even some .380--and my pistol powders
are typically True Blue, AA#5, 231, and Power Pistol, but
I have used many others. Generally, I avoid flake
powders. The Viht powders meter well, too.

With any of these powders, I can get consistent drops of
+- .1 gr. or less in the handguns; I have't really done
enough .223 yet to get a feel for drop variance there
with H-335.

Two things I learned some time ago: 1) double-check the
return-arm-slot for grunge from powder buildup with fine
powders, like #5, and 2) always make sure you have the
bar / disk installed correctly--e.g., the return arm in
the slot made for it.

Finally, I always check the tightness of the hopper hold-
down screws and tweak as needed. If there is leakage or
binding, it is because of these screws or because of wear
on the hopper / disk, ACB.    

Overall, I think they are an incredible value.

Jim H.
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