Problem lee auto disk powder?

Problem lee auto disk powder?

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    Problem lee auto disk powder?

    Hi Guys finally setup to try my first reloads using lee auto turrent with lee auto powder disk , loading 230 jacketed fmj 45 acp , with unique powder. lee book said use disk .66 which i setup and it should give me a powder load of 6.0 gns , when I measured my test load on my Franklin digital scale and also checked in lee powder scale im only getting 4.9 gns? what am I doing wrong?
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    I use the Lee auto powder disk and I have found their recommendations are close, but the actual powder weight depends on the powder you are using. Different powders measure differently through the disk. I try different sizes and weigh them until I get just the charge I want. (Then write it down!) Good luck!
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    Yes, always verify the actual measurement. Guides are just that, a place to start. A little trial and error will get you the powder load you want.
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    I use the adjustable charge bar.You can just dial in what you want.I like it a lot better than the charge disc's.Once you get what you want,then write the number down in your notes and its really easy to go back to.

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    Rgr thanks guys fig that and moved up two holes and got the powder load next question ,On the auto index seems like I set it and i get a drift in alignment and the primer arm always seems to fall off very frustraiting night for a first night ...lol
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    Powder will vary by 10% per lot, there is a guide in the back of the LEE book which is very helpful. also LEE is very conservative in their loads and I think they erred on the side of caution.

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    I have found that the level of powder in the hopper can have an effect on the charge dispensed. Thought it's more pronounced with smaller charges. I made a weighted plate that floats on top of the powder. This helps keep the charge more consistent. If you are going to load hot, close to the max limits always weigh your powder!

    There is a procedure for tweaking the indexing layed out in the manual for the turret press. You should be able to dial it in nicely. If you find that you cannot get it to index correctly. you probably need to replace the nylon(plastic?) indexing insert. I always keep a few in stock. They are cheap from Midway USA.
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