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yoderjac

5 year old buck +
I still have to wait for the scope to come in and for the bullets I want to become available. Until then, I've been going through the process in my head. I can't imagine weighing each charge by hand, so I went on Hank's message board and started asking the smokeless shooters what they use. I ended up ordering Harrell's powder measure: http://harrellsprec.com/index.php/products/custom-90-culver-measure. I can use a scale to calibrate it. Guys on that board say it is consistent within 2 tenths of a grain. That is probably good enough for hunting which is m purpose. It was pretty expensive, but not as much as the electronic stuff. I was a bit hesitant, but it is made by a local company, so I decided to order one.

Anyone here use one of these?

Thanks,

Jack
 

Booner21

5 year old buck +
I still have to wait for the scope to come in and for the bullets I want to become available. Until then, I've been going through the process in my head. I can't imagine weighing each charge by hand, so I went on Hank's message board and started asking the smokeless shooters what they use. I ended up ordering Harrell's powder measure: http://harrellsprec.com/index.php/products/custom-90-culver-measure. I can use a scale to calibrate it. Guys on that board say it is consistent within 2 tenths of a grain. That is probably good enough for hunting which is m purpose. It was pretty expensive, but not as much as the electronic stuff. I was a bit hesitant, but it is made by a local company, so I decided to order one.

Anyone here use one of these?

Thanks,

Jack

I use a rcbs charge master with electronic trickler. I don’t shoot a ton but it weighs charges quick enough that there isn’t much down time between screwing the top of the powder vial on and moving the funnel over to seem like a wait at all.


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yoderjac

5 year old buck +
I use a rcbs charge master with electronic trickler. I don’t shoot a ton but it weighs charges quick enough that there isn’t much down time between screwing the top of the powder vial on and moving the funnel over to seem like a wait at all.


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Thanks. I looked at that. It was the next step up in price. I took a look a this video which seemed like a good comparison:
and
. They pretty much just provided data a let you come to your own conclusions. My take away was that for hunting purposes, the less expensive Harrell's was good enough and plenty fast enough for me. If you are a long-range shooter, those videos are pretty interesting to watch. Not a perfect test by any means, but one of the best comparisons I've seen. I'm clearly not shooting 600 yards. My average shot will be under 100 yards. I've only take a couple rifle shots in the 200 yard range. I've never taken a 300 yard shot. That is probably the max for this Encore smokeless.
 

yoderjac

5 year old buck +
Just got notified the scope arrives tomorrow! I may head to the farm before it gets here depending on the timing so it may be a bit before I can install it.
 

yoderjac

5 year old buck +
The scope arrived today. I mounted it but have not yet bore sighted it. Jeff seemed to think a 7/16 socket on a 1/4" drive should remove the bore plug, but the OD was too large to get to the slightly recessed plug. I did remove the ejector. It looks like Thompson is now using 7/16 in plugs so I ordered one of their tube wrenches. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow, but I plan to head to the farm tonight, so it won't get done until I come back.

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Thanks,

Jack
 
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