Thought I'd try a Lee Auto-Drum Powder Measure

Big ChiefBig Chief Senior MemberPosts: 30,703 Senior Member
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/803372/lee-auto-drum-powder-measure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQazETXEOM4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th6kgFgQ47U



I use a Lee Turret Classic Cast Press and Auto-Disk for most of my pistol reloading. This one is pretty good for flake (like Unique and Stick powders too) I've seen on YouTube. Even my RCBS Uniflow "Cuts" some powders. The Lee Disk has a lot of variation with Unique/others or more than I'd like, anyhow.



Ordered Lee Quick Change Powder Measure Drum Set too. So you can set it and leave your most used loads already set to and just swap.



http://www.midwayusa.com/product/261897/lee-quick-change-powder-measure-drum-set?cm_mmc=se_service-_-OrderConfirmation-_-OrderConfirmation-_-ProductLink
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,415 Senior Member
    My bud has one mounted on his turret press. It leaks powder, which is why I got rid of mine. I always mistrusted the damn thing but I tested it out by throwing several charges which I measured on my scale. They were right on and consistent. Surprised me.

    So if you can live with the leakage, you're good. Just don't expect a sterile reloading bench. And maybe yours won't leak.

    I've got a Lee Turret press, from which I removed the indexer. I use it like a single action press. I have my powder thrower mounted on a shelf so I can drop charges and compress them.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,703 Senior Member
    I know these are new and not like the auto-disk with the different sized cavities or the Perfect measure with a numbered rod to adjust. Hoping mine will work well. I guess you dial a charge using a key and it stays there until you change it and turn the key.
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 9,415 Senior Member
    The one I tested was a Perfect powder measure, looks very similar and is probably the hand operated version of the one you're looking at.

    I tested the accuracy against my Chargemaster and it was dead nuts accurate.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,703 Senior Member
    Nope, this is entirely new from Lee and called a "DRUM" powder measure. I saw the videos and got interested.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 30,703 Senior Member
    Powder Measure Accuracy Lee Auto Drum Vs Hornady Auto Dispenser

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpKhv_W_El8
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