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Old 01-01-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hey guys so i got my bench and press all setup and functioning properly, i do have a issue with my load though... im using IMR4320 with 69gr hpbt for .223, I have gone through the load data sights and pdfs and they recommend starting at 24 grains. my issue is i am using the 1.57 disk and its only giving me 20-22 grains.. I definitely do not want to risk double charging it but will it be okay for me to fire with only missing approx 2 grains?
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Old 01-01-2017, 06:37 PM   #2
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Hey guys so i got my bench and press all setup and functioning properly, i do have a issue with my load though... im using IMR4320 with 69gr hpbt for .223, I have gone through the load data sights and pdfs and they recommend starting at 24 grains. my issue is i am using the 1.57 disk and its only giving me 20-22 grains.. I definitely do not want to risk double charging it but will it be okay for me to fire with only missing approx 2 grains?
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OK, here we go
you really don't want to be that far down from the recommended weights, especially starting weights, there may not be enough to operate the firearm, maybe so but the velocities will be down quite a bit.

what you can do is to get the double disk kit, and you can stack the disks, it is just a riser that goes in where the disk is now and allows you to stack 2 disks for a larger charge weight. It comes with instructions showing how to compute the weights

the dd kit will allow you to go way up there in charge weight, but you should weigh the first few anyway.

and it is sort of really hard to double charge a 223, but you should be checking them anyway, look down in the case before bullet seating and check charge heights, hope this helps

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Alrighy, i double checked and saw it said 23 on one of them, on hodgdon, and now i got that good but now the damn powder is just puking everywhere except for the damn bullet on the downward motion >_<
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I think you have the disk on the lever incorrectly.
The brass should push up on the tube actuating the powder drop.

Nothing happens on a down stroke. It is just the return.

Also my Lee throwers, I use just a hint of graphite as lubricant on the disk.
It is inert so has no effect on the powder, and it is just rubbed on as micro amount.
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All the answers here are correct, and the double disk is definitely the answer to your problems.

DWG has it right about your problem.
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Go to the Lee forum, lots of good info there. For me I had an issue of differing weights from the discs when it was new. One of the recommendations I found was adding graphite to the disc and plate. Once every thing seasoned after about 500 powder drops it became very consistent. While waiting on consistency I used a spent shotgun shell with a few grains of powder in it. Weighed every powder drop and added to or took away from the load using the shotgun shell.
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Go to the Lee forum, lots of good info there. For me I had an issue of differing weights from the discs when it was new. One of the recommendations I found was adding graphite to the disc and plate. Once every thing seasoned after about 500 powder drops it became very consistent. While waiting on consistency I used a spent shotgun shell with a few grains of powder in it. Weighed every powder drop and added to or took away from the load using the shotgun shell.
No need to go to the Lee forum as there are quite a few on this board who have extensive experience with Lee reloading products.
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So i made sure I have the disk on the lever properly, what i did notice however it looks like when the case goes up it is not centered into the die.... advice?
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and now its loading just fine... however i did fix my priming issue - it was failing to feed.. just needed cleaned and had some burrs that need to be taken care of.
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Congrats

for graphite, you can take on older lead pencil, and rub that all over everything, where the disks slide on the plate

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