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Tim N
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Drop tube

#1 Postby Tim N » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:40 am

Just wondering what’s available
Use most likely for 308 FTR
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Re: Drop tube

#2 Postby Rebel105 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 am

Tim, I made up my own from 1/4" copper tube that i had at home. I experimented with other larger dia sizes but they didn't give me the results I was after.
Mine is about 300mm long which I flared one end to suit a powder funnel then made a stand for it. I could easily get over 50gns in a Palma case. it's a bit slow to load but does the job. I believe there are some BR ones out there but I had difficulty finding one.
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Re: Drop tube

#3 Postby Barossa_222 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:21 am

I just use an off the shelf RCBS one and don't have any dramas. I think it's about 150mm long. Using that I can get 49gr of 09 into Lap cases.

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Re: Drop tube

#4 Postby Tim N » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:56 pm

Thanks for the info
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Re: Drop tube

#5 Postby Tim L » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:04 pm

Hi Tim, I needed to get a bit more in so adopted a piece of carbon fiber tube, 10mm ID 1m long and popped a Lee powder funnel on top and Jerry rigged the bottom. It depends what you're trying to achieve as to whether something off the shelf will suit. Without a tube my powder would sit at the top of the neck (full to the brim) with the meter I'm half way down the shoulder with a minimal, if any crush on 200s in a .300 freebore chamber

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Re: Drop tube

#6 Postby jcinsa » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:27 pm

Instead of a drop tube, I just use a battery powered ingraving tool held agains the case as the powder is poured in.
Works really well.
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