Viewing 7 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #24018
      Sgt. Mike
      Participant
      • Gold
      • ★★★
      • Posts: 84
      • Comments: 789
      • Overall: 873

      Is that a word LOL meterability?
      I have Zero experience with this powder be it H or IMR, so I’m asking the experts here.
      Which one meters better in thrown charges.

      (basically how consistent is it in your powder measure)

    • #24030
      Anonymous
      Inactive
      • Bronze
      • Posts: 0
      • Comments: 15
      • Overall: 15

      I generally avoid the stick powders because I do not like the way they meter, but if pressed I would have to admit that I get along just fine with H4198. It is about the best fit for a couple of calibers that I shoot, and it meters just fine through my RCBS meter.

    • #24032
      Sgt. Mike
      Participant
      • Gold
      • ★★★
      • Posts: 84
      • Comments: 789
      • Overall: 873

      Thank you Sir, have a RCBS as well as a couple of others.

    • #24037
      Goodsteel
      Keymaster
      • Gold
      • ★★★
      • Posts: 208
      • Comments: 2452
      • Overall: 2660

      As a matter of fact I was throwing charges with both of them today and I can tell you with certainty that the H4198 is definitely shorter cut than the IMR and as such meters much more easily. If you would like to come over for a side by side test, I can answer your questions better than anyone in a few short minutes by letting you throw both of them through my uniflow measure.

    • #24039
      VANN
      Participant
      • Silver
      • ★★
      • Posts: 11
      • Comments: 123
      • Overall: 134

      I haven’t used a powder measure in a long time but when I used to drop stick powder I always used a Lee Perfect Powder Measure, because I hated the crunchy feeling I got from my RCBS. That being said the appearance of both powders remind me of mechanical pencil lead, the only big difference is that the Hodgdon powder has a grey/gold tint.

    • #24043
      Sgt. Mike
      Participant
      • Gold
      • ★★★
      • Posts: 84
      • Comments: 789
      • Overall: 873

      Tim, thinking of trying it for the substitute for SR 4759 load in the 1903..,,

      I just might have to try a bit for metering purposes.

    • #24062
      Bodean98
      Participant
      • Silver
      • ★★
      • Posts: 8
      • Comments: 103
      • Overall: 111

      I have used both at one time or another in the RCBS and Redding meters. They all played well together if you can tolerate a bit of “crunchiness” when throwing charges. Thrown charges of these powders were actually pretty consistent in my experience.

    • #24100
      451 whitworth
      Participant
      • Bronze
      • Posts: 0
      • Comments: 14
      • Overall: 14

      H4198 does flow through a drum type powder measure better but since I don’t use one I load IMR4198

Viewing 7 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

© 2017 Goodsteel Forum. Designed by Covalent Designs, LLC.