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Old October 4, 2001, 01:00 AM   #1
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Leaking powder measure

Should my Lee Perfect Powder measure "leak" out the side when using fine powders. A few flakes of Bullseye will come out the side when pulling the handle down. It seems to be minimal and consistant charges are still delivered. Is this normal?
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Old October 4, 2001, 06:38 AM   #2
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I have the same powder measure and mine leaks too. I read in the instructions that came with it, that for fine powder this would happen. It said that you could tighten the screw holding the metering chamber to stop the leaking. It would not stop mine. I use HS-6 powder. I just clean up after I am finished reloading.

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Old October 4, 2001, 08:50 AM   #3
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LEE Powder Measure DO Leak

I have been using the Lee disk powder measures [10] for 14 years. The leak a little powder, with every drop.

I had to get rid of ALL my Accurate #2 because, for every 7 rounds loaded I spilled enough to load another case. When not loading with the progressive, I use a 25 year old Pacific/Hornady pistol powder measure. It doesn't leak and neither does it dump automaticly.

I also, have a Lyman 55 and an RCBS Uni-flo that works, with leaking.
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Old October 4, 2001, 09:05 AM   #4
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I have one too,it leaks,I've noticed 2400 & 231 powders are better mettering and maybe 1 or 2 flakes leak out, where as H110 & AA#7 leak a bunch.
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Old October 4, 2001, 11:41 AM   #5
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I've been using my Lee Perfect Disk since the early 1990s, mainly with 231 and 296.

Never a sign of a leak, but EXTREME repeatability with the charges thrown.

I'm more than happy with it.
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Old October 4, 2001, 03:11 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with the Lee "perfect" measure. I switched to the Lee Auto Disk & couldn't be leaks & extreme repeatability.
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Old October 5, 2001, 05:00 AM   #7
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I was unhappy with my Lee, so I hurried down and bought an RCBS. Now, I'm happy.
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Old October 5, 2001, 05:17 AM   #8
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imPerfect Powder measure.

Mine leaks too.
I got prettty much what I paid for with it. It does fine with Unique and 2400 which is what I use for 99% of my measured loads so it's no biggie.
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Old October 9, 2001, 06:56 PM   #9
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My Dillon doesn't leak.
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Old October 22, 2001, 10:54 PM   #10
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My Redding 3BR doesn't leak either...Man, what a tool
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Old October 23, 2001, 01:12 PM   #11
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I've got two Perfect powder measures... One leaks with small ball powders, and the other doesn't.

I also have a Harrell Premium measure, which whomps all over the rest...

But it isn't any more accurate, throw for throw, than my Lees...
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