RCBS Little Dandy and static cling

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DBW posted this 2 weeks ago

 I load several cartridges that use small powder charges so I got a little dandy an rotors up to #12. I cleaned the measure and all rotors with rubbing alcohol. The thrown charges varied considerably I tried  different powders but they all stuck to the measure and in rotor cavities. I know Ed Harris and others use this measure so how do you cope with this please.......DBW

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GBertolet posted this 2 weeks ago

I have the little dandy, and have not had that issue. Maybe it's because of the powders I use? I have been told that washing with dishwashing detergent (before putting the dishes in) will get rid of static. Some wash out their primer feed tubes with this to eliminate static also.

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Bill2728 posted this 2 weeks ago

Wipe with drier sheet? Works on my regular powder measures.

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Eutectic posted this 2 weeks ago

I coat the inside with graphite powder (lock lubricant) then run some powder through it.

Steve

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 2 weeks ago

silly as it sounds, it may be you yourself that is electrically charged.  try grounding yourself to see if that helps.   by touching a grounded plate as you work .... they have groundable computer pads just for this, or run a grounding wire to the little mounting screw on a  faceplate on a properly installed electrical outlet.

hope you take this in a positive way, ion just trying to help ...

( g ) .... ken

 

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BigMan54 posted this 2 weeks ago

GEEZ !

Never experienced that with my little dandy. That includes the new hopper they sent me 15yrs ago. And mine is as old as when they first came out. Or the RCBS uniflow or Ancient Duo-Measure. Nor the Lyman 55 its 45yrs old or the 20+yrs old Electronic  Powder Measure/Scale.

On the other hand, both of my Hornady PM's have the powder stick to them like it was glued in. Titegroup is the worst, have to disassemble either one and wipe it out. 

But I'm going to try washing them out with Dawn. About only thing I haven'y tried.

Must be the type of plastic in the hoppers. Lyman and RCBS is thicker, less flexible.

 

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DBW posted this 2 weeks ago

Thanks for all the tips guys so far have tried the cling, no joy. Next going to wash with dish soap then the graphite if that does not work. The cling worked to keep the rotor clear so was able to get reliable charges, but the hopper has powder still sticking......DBW

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Urny posted this 2 weeks ago

https://dramworx.com/

 

Pyrex hoppers might be worth a try for static reduction.

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DBW posted this 2 weeks ago

URNY

I checked the web site they do list a hopper for the lil dandy but at $45.00 I will try everything else first. Thanks for the post as a final solution it looks like it would work..............DBW

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DBW posted this 5 days ago

finally got it working. Cling type tissues and anti static spray did not do much. washing with Dawn (rotors and hopper) worked on the hopper but did not help the rotor. I bought a small tube of graphite powder put a small amount in the rotor measure cavity and swirled it around with a q-tip which picked up enough graphite to treat 4 or 5 more cavities. This did the trick for my conditions here in the  Arkansas mountains. Many thanks to everyone for enough input to solve the problem of my conditions...........DBW

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OU812 posted this 3 days ago

Why do powder measures design for black powder produce no static?

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Urny posted this 3 days ago

Sorry for the late reply DBW, but you are welcome for the dramworx info.  Some day I may get around to trying one of those anything but plastic hoppers myself.

OU812, maybe no ferrous metals rubbing against each other and no plastic powder hoppers?  A real answer to your question would be useful, but I do not seem to have it.

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