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« on: March 30, 2017, 04:34:27 pm »


So how do some of you handle static cling in the clear plastic powder hoppers on the powder measures. It does get aggravating.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 05:16:42 pm »

A suggestion I heard was to wipe it down with a static controlling dryer sheet. Haven't tried it yet.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 05:25:03 pm »

Works fine. DO NOT use the smelly stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 06:16:17 pm »

Thanks I'll give a try.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 08:16:10 pm »

Tried a used dryer sheet in my brass tumbler to eliminate the dust. It collected all the dust just fine but when I took the top off the smell set off my sinuses so bad I couldn't hardly stand it. After I got the brass out I chucked the media.
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 08:53:49 pm »

I have also washed some parts (such as the scale pan) with dish soap, letting it dry without rinsing and that has reduced static cling.

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2017, 11:12:42 pm »

Tried a used dryer sheet in my brass tumbler to eliminate the dust. It collected all the dust just fine but when I took the top off the smell set off my sinuses so bad I couldn't hardly stand it. After I got the brass out I chucked the media.

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Works fine. DO NOT use the smelly stuff.
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2017, 09:38:22 am »

Well there ya go.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 12:32:00 pm »

I've been wiping down the inside of my powder measure with Dryer sheets for years.  Do NOT use the perfumed stuff.  I have also been using cut up pieces of Dryer sheet in my Lizzard Litter.  Keeps the dust down.  Same cautionary note.  Use the "Unscented" stuff.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 06:54:00 pm »

You can also get a product called Static Gard. It is an aerosol. I spray the inside of my powder hopper when I am worried about static and let it dry. Works pretty good.
 The question is why worry about static with smokeless powder?
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2017, 10:23:07 pm »

My concern was that the static was affecting my measurements, since I couldn’t control how much was staying in the funnel.
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2017, 09:43:59 am »

You can also get a product called Static Gard. It is an aerosol. I spray the inside of my powder hopper when I am worried about static and let it dry. Works pretty good.
 The question is why worry about static with smokeless powder?

This was what I would suggest.  I recommend spraying it and letting it dry outside.  The smell has some hang time, until it is dry.
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2017, 05:21:18 pm »

My concern was that the static was affecting my measurements, since I couldn’t control how much was staying in the funnel.

What brand of powder measure are you using?
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2017, 06:08:50 pm »

I'm not Ben Beam.  I've been known to sip a little Beam.  I actually prefer Single Malt.  However,

I personally use Dillon Stuff.  I have 5 Dillon measures set up for different calibers.  I must admit I have never had a problem with Static Cling.  Well, not that I'll discuss openly  Roll Eyes  I have also never experienced "bridging" with that heathen fad stuff I use to shoot.  I have experienced "bridging" with 2f APP.  Just enough to be a nuisance.  Since I now only load 3f for cartridges, I haven't had a problem with Bridging.  I must just live right.  I don't have much at all that goes wrong.  Unless I'm shooting a match.  Yech.

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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 06:28:24 pm »

Time to change your name to Saint Coffinmaker. Unless you're shooting a match of course.
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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 09:43:21 pm »

Unless you are using a plastic Lee powder measure, static should not be a problem. Never considered static a problem.
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