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Old November 21, 2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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Pistol powder dispenser/ neck expander

can anybody recommended a powder dispenser with a case neck expander for reloading 38 and 357? Using a single stage RCBS.

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Old November 21, 2010, 05:23 AM   #2
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I use the Lee Powder-through-expander die that comes with their pistol die sets for 38 spl & 357 mag. With on-press priming, I can prime, bell the case mouth and charge the case in one step.
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Old November 21, 2010, 09:13 AM   #3
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Im thinking about using a Hornady LNL set up for my Rock Chucker press.
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Old November 21, 2010, 09:56 AM   #4
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Using a powder measure/expander setup on a single stage press seems like "false economy" to me. I think you would be far better off using a standard loading block that holds 50 cases. Use a powder funnel and a bench mounted powder measure. You'll charge those cases quicker than if you charged/expanded each case one at a time. There will be less chance of spilling powder as you only handle the charged case once will seating the bullet.

That said, the Hornady Case Activated Powder measure is highly recommended. I also highly recommend this for to "bell" the case mouths:

It works with the Hornady measure set up and will "bell" any case from .30 to .50! Works like a dream!!
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