Ohaus powder measure drop tube & hopper replacement

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Ohaus powder measure drop tube & hopper replacement

Post by normsutton » September 11th, 2016, 7:21 am

Ohaus powder measure rebuild ,
(IMHO) this was the best powder measure ever built ,


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first then taken apart and taped up



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then painted


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then took a soda bottle and ground the treads of ,

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then drilled two holes in the neck ,

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do one at a time that way the screws will fit


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the cut the top off

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I painted a top off a relish jar for top

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you can get drop tubs that will fit
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93862 ... 30-caliber

they also make for the 50 cal .

next I show you how to adapt drop tubs so you won't lose them


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Re: Ohaus powder measure rebuild

Post by normsutton » September 11th, 2016, 8:58 am

drop tubs ,
these are lee die lock rings, these are perfect , for this


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then you have you redding drop tubs


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as you can see they fit , but they will loosen up after a while

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take some paste wax , and whip it on the treads and just a little above


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screw the lock nut just like this , so the treads are just covered,

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take some sand paper , and roughen up the bottom and the outside of the drop tub

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put drop tub on then mix some clear epoxy , and put in between the drop tub and the lock nut, let dry , then take nut off, let dry for 24 hours before use

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finished
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Re: Ohaus powder measure rebuild

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Re: Ohaus powder measure rebuild

Post by normsutton » December 11th, 2016, 8:21 am

update

if you don't like the bottle hopper, you can do this , order you a Lee hopper ,
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and a copper coupler
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take copper coupler, put it in the hopper hole, then mark
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then cut
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mark and drill holes , also you will have to chamfer the copper coupler , then cut the tabs off the lee hopper , then epoxy glue the copper coupler
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then cut the plastic on the hopper
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sand down and smooth plastic
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finished
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I still like the bottle better because of the funnel in it and it is cheaper to do
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Re: Ohaus powder measure drop tube & hopper replacement

Post by normsutton » December 17th, 2016, 2:24 pm

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this was done with the lee hopper, I have done better with the bottle because of the funnel angel is steeper, but not to bad for 3031 powder ,

http://vid56.photobucket.com/albums/g19 ... powder.mp4

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