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Need help on measuring powder.

I have an old adjustable powder measuring cylinder but there are no markings on it indicating what its volume is in the closed position or what each increment indicates. Did a few searches and it looks like these vary on the starting point but mostly have 10 grain increments. I have also read that an empty 30.06 casing will hold close to 90 grains. Anyone else heard of this or have any other tricks so i can get a baseline? Its for a TC HAWKEN .50 cal that i hope to be barkin fire with this afternoon!

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Re: Need help on measuring powder.

Have a grain scale? Thats probably the easiest way to know for sure.
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I doubt an 06 case holds 90 though. I load mine to 56 grains and thats a compressed load with the bullets I use. Doubt theres room for another 34 grains in the neck.
if you really get in a pinch, I can go fill one with 2f and measure it.
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Re: Need help on measuring powder.

Thanks for the link...that chart shows 69 grains of water. I do have a scale that measures in grains but its for food plus i think i read that a grain volume measurement and a grain weight measurement are different. I have an empty casing so im gonna fill it up and see if i get close to 70 assuming it starts at 40.

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measure black powder by volume only.

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After filling the .06 casing and dumping it in the measuring stick it was almost flush with the top when 2 clicks out. I'm left to assume that its either 50gr closed with 10gr clicks or 60gr closed with 5gr clicks. Im going to go with the 50gr closed. Most guys seem to be shooting 70-90 so this should get me in the ballpark.

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Well you peaked my interest. I filled an 06 case with 2f and dumped it in my powder measure. It was just about exactly 70 grains!
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70 it is! Thanks a lot guys. Heading out to the backyard to take a couple shots. Merry Christmas!

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I believe I know the powder measure you got. Sounds like mine. All the way in is 50 grains of powder and each click you pull out is 10 grains. I pull mine out 3 clicks and shoot 80 grains in my smokepole. Good luck hunting..

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