Powder Trickles



  • I've been finger trickling my powder ever since I started reloading. It works, but I was wondering if I should step into a trickler? Also which one? I've seen Redding reviews, making it look like the best one, but thought I'd ask.



  • I assume you mean auto trickles like the Chargemaster?

    That's what I have, and can't complain.



  • @rhyno said:

    I assume you mean auto trickles like the Chargemaster?

    That's what I have, and can't complain.

    Nope, just the plain jane powder trickler.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/487186/redding-5-powder-trickler



  • Oh, I used a RCBS for a long time and it worked.

    I don't think I had a scale that could take advantage of it.



  • The only one I have experience with is the RCBS design from 15 years ago. I still have it, but it almost never gets used. Worked well enough when I had it in operation frequently. Can't say I miss it either though!



  • I used a Redding until I got a chargemaster. Works well enough. I did glue it to a 3/4" thick aluminum block to give it more height.



  • So I was all set to buy a Redding Powder trickler yesterday, but once I put it in my cart at Midway and saw almost $8.00 for shipping I said screw that. I had been doing some looking around the internet and found a few guys that made their own. I figured instead of using the money on a trickler I'd save it for other gun parts. So here's my $5 powder trickler.

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    I haven't had a chance to test it yet, as I had to leave for business this morning and I wanted to let all the glue dry before trying it. 1.5" PVC cap, on a 1" coupler for a stand, a 2016 Aluminum arrow, and a wire nut for a knob. Glued the PVC and wire nut with epoxy, and used construction adhesive to glue it to the wood. Drilled a hole in the cap with a 5/16 bit, used 9/32 groumets on the shaft, and put a 1/8 and 3/16 hole in the shaft.

    Yes I need to upgrade my scale. :expressionless:



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  • DIY.... lovin it!



  • I love it!

    Next you'll have to put an rc car motor on it with correct gearing and a rheostat... yeah... I like to tinker :sweat_smile:



  • @brittel

    If you got time to kill look up "DIY powder trickler" on YouTube. Some of those guys are crazy inventive. If this works out I have a thought in my mind to make a powder drop stand and trickler that all drops into the pan on the scale. That would speed things up in not having to charge a case, dump the case on the scale, etc...



  • Well loaded up 50 rounds with it Sunday night. Worked pretty well. Not any more accurate than using my fingers, but at least I'm not touching the powder now. Covered up the 3/16 hole in the tube. It was dumping power way too fast with both holes open.



  • Just saw the thread so too late for the OP but anyone in need of a trickler should check out the Omega Auto Trickler. Battery powered, highly adjustable and allows you to trickle up one kernel of powder at a time if you're so inclined. I saw one used in a video by Eric Cortina - apparently not widely known as I never see it mentioned.



  • Good contribution! Yes, the omega tricklers are good stuff. The supply chain is somewhat unreliable on them though. That seems to be the only down side.



  • @daved said:

    Omega Auto Trickler

    Not to late for me. Its not like I spent tons of cash making mine, lol. I still want to upgrade the scale or get a Chargemaster.



  • Before I got my charge master I looked at something like a Scott Parker tuned scale and the Omega.



  • @orkan said:

    Good contribution! Yes, the omega tricklers are good stuff. The supply chain is somewhat unreliable on them though. That seems to be the only down side.

    I think you can reduce the supply problem by talking directly to John (?). He has them made up a bunch at a time, and if he is out of them when you call, can put you on wait list. I only had to wait a week - YMMV.



  • Oh, nice! If I ever have a need, I'll be sure to take your advice.


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