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Old March 10, 2013, 10:08 PM   #1
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Powder trickler

I have an aluminum rcbs powder trickler.
I load accurate #5. Have a problem with
the rod in the trickler being hard to turn
to the point of almost locking up.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Any suggestions on a remedy or is
this something that has to be tolerated?
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Old March 10, 2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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Should not turn hard, pretty simple device, pull it apart and see what is binding.

Mine is 35 years old and no issues (random use over the years)
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Old March 10, 2013, 10:37 PM   #3
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That's what i thought. Have had it apart.
Tried some graphite on the rod. It works
smooth to start with then begins to bind.
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Old March 10, 2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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No turning problems with mine. I did install extra weight in the base, brass shavings, along with a 1/4" wood base for addition height.
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Old March 11, 2013, 05:51 AM   #5
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I have the same problem with WIN 296, works fine with all the other powders I use. Must be something to do with the shape.
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Old March 12, 2013, 04:18 PM   #6
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If you have the very same trickler I do (rcbs), then there is a green plastic sleeve on the trickler stem right? What I would do is experiment with adjusting this sleeve for free travel... it may or may not like that powder, I use mine for everything almost, and have never had a problem, with flake, ball, or stick.
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Old March 12, 2013, 07:43 PM   #7
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+1 to hooligan. Had the same problem until I pulled the green retaining washer away from the housing.
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Old March 12, 2013, 09:24 PM   #8
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I had a similar problem until I put the silly thing back in its box and put it in some dark corner of the garage.

I can tap powder out of a Lee dipper much faster and easier.

One of these days I may get the trickler out again. Maybe.
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Old March 13, 2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Mine has worked flawlessly. I melted lead and filled the hollow base of mine to give it more weight and stability.
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