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Old September 28, 2000, 10:12 PM   #1
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I have never used one ... but I have been playing with different loads and the "shake-the-powder-from-a-dipper-onto-the-scale" method is getting a little tiresome! If anyone likes them, can you please recommend one ... I'd like to stay in the $30 and under range ... it is a completely non-essential item afterall
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Old September 29, 2000, 07:05 AM   #2
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Have one, rarely used.

Best trickler is Redding's (weighs a pound!), available through Midway, Graf & Sons, Natchez, Wideners, etc...

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Old September 29, 2000, 08:24 AM   #3
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I have Lyman's and I use it any time I am loading for rifles. I use a Lee dipper to dump a slightly low charge onto the scale and then use the trickler to bring the charge up to the desired level. I don't know the price, but it is a plastic model so it should be in your range. It doesn't have the benefit of a heavy base, but it works well for my purposes.


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Old September 29, 2000, 09:01 AM   #4
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Hello. I use an RCBS trickler for loading rifle rounds. Best.
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Old September 29, 2000, 09:23 AM   #5
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I use one from RCBS. I usually try to find a powder dipper that holds just a bit too little, and then finish off with the trickler.

It's not real fast, but I do get accurate weights.

Good Luck...


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Old September 29, 2000, 12:11 PM   #6
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Old September 29, 2000, 03:00 PM   #7
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I have the standard, metal RCBS trickler, which I never use. The $15.00 electric Midway trickler works very well for me.
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Old September 30, 2000, 07:00 AM   #8
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saands I have 2 rcbs tricklers if you want one email me your address and I'll send it to you
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Old October 2, 2000, 12:05 PM   #9
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Yep, I use the RCBS metal trickler, and never
had a problem with it.

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Old October 2, 2000, 01:23 PM   #10
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I use a cheap little plastic one when I reload for my rifle. I couldn't get exact loads without it.

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Old October 2, 2000, 08:12 PM   #11
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I use the REDDING it works great ($14.00) it has a heavy base so it won't get moved around or knocked over easy.

But to be quite frank, my REDDING Benchrest #3BR Powder Measure meters ball powder 1/10 to 2/10th all the time. This is sufficient for my shooting and a lot less hassle.

Years ago I shot loads from the measure and then exact loadings using the trickler couldn't see any advantage. Again for my style of shooting which at that time was High Power Service Rifle.

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Old October 4, 2000, 09:33 AM   #12
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When working up a load in .1 gr increments, I use a trickler.

When loading all the same wieght, I don't.
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