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    Wanted: Old school RCBS powder measure stand

    Just like it says, looking for the old school model. The new ones are about 8 feet tall and would look like a gargoyle on my reloading bench!


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911 View Post
    Just like it says, looking for the old school model. The new ones are about 8 feet tall and would look like a gargoyle on my reloading bench!
    LOL... all my RCBS is so old I don't know what a 'new' one looks like. I have so much stuff on my bench I watch carefully for ways to consolidate it... one way was
    to build a wooden shed (three walls and a roof - think tractor shed) under which I keep my balance so I don't drop stuff on it. I attached 2 of the flat plates to the roof of it and my powder measures sit in those. One is a slip fit, the other is 7/8"-14 like dies. (I think.) Flat plates often show up at the gun show for $1.
    This works for me because I seldom take a case to the powder measure... almost always line up my cases in a loading block and bring the powder measure to them. This allows me to check all my powder charges against each other for consistency and reduces exponentially the opportunity to forget to charge a case.

    "Click, but no BANG! Check the bore!" stems more often from forgetting to charge a case than anything else.

    Last edited by handcaster; 02-14-2014 at 09:19 AM.

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    I like the idea of the flat plates attached to your scale shed, you can move it to where your working. My plan was to set one up Like Wes has at his place, can take brass to the measure, or measure to the brass. His also gives you the ability to move it anywhere you want on the bench.

    I found a nice adjustable one on ebay, it's a home fabricated model, but looks nice and quite functional. I should be able to set it up like Wes's, its height adjustable and can rotate 90 degrees at a time and the guy even painted it to match an rcbs.

    I will post some pics once I get it set up.


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    lol!!!
    Last I looked, Wes was using the same setup I have. I made him a scale shed. Too funny.

    Looking forward to your pics.


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