- February 15, 2016 at 1:23 am #24018
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)
- February 15, 2016 at 1:59 am #24030AnonymousInactive
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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.
- February 15, 2016 at 2:01 am #24032
Thank you Sir, have a RCBS as well as a couple of others.
- February 15, 2016 at 2:16 am #24037GoodsteelKeymaster
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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.
- February 15, 2016 at 2:23 am #24039VANNParticipant
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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.
- February 15, 2016 at 2:51 am #24043
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.
- February 15, 2016 at 12:49 pm #24062Bodean98Participant
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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.
- February 15, 2016 at 6:12 pm #24100451 whitworthParticipant
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H4198 does flow through a drum type powder measure better but since I don’t use one I load IMR4198
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