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These Rifle Powder Funnels were invented out of frustration with powder bridging issues while loading rifle cartridges. It features an internal profile that is more conducive to smooth powder flow, PLUS an integral case neck expander … which is not found in OEM rifle powder funnels.
Fits in the Dillon Auto Powder Measure and works on all Dillon presses except the Square Deal B.
.30 Caliber Rifle Powder Funnel
Designed to work with any cartridge that uses .308″-.312″ projectiles and geared toward reloading for semi-automatic rifles.* Expander is sized at .3085″ +/- .0005″. Subsequently it is advisable to use a crimp. Both boat tail and straight projectiles can be used. Neck expansion will be sufficient for installing projectile manually or by means of a Mr. Bulletfeeder.
*However nothing precludes you from using it for bolt action rifles.
Tip for .30 Carbine! Feedback from customers loading .30 Carbine say it works great! They recommend setting it up by combining the 3/4″ and 1/2″ spacers!6.5mm/.264 Caliber Rifle Powder Funnel
— Perfect for 6.5 Creedmoor!
Two Step Expander is sized at .2645″ and .2665″. First step is for boat tail projectiles, and would not require crimping (for most firearms, it might be needed for semi-autos). Second step is for flat bottom/base projectiles, and crimping is strongly recommended. The COWL is reamed at .299″ ID for 6.5 Creedmoor.
NOTE: Funnels for other cartridges needing larger ID COWLS (.301″ and .310″) for cases with thicker brass (e.g. 6.5 Gerendel) will be available in the future. Please call.
Three Spacers Included
Three Spacers (0.500″, 0.625″ and 0.750″) are included to accommodate short cartridges (e.g. 300 AAC Blackout, 7.62x39mm, 300 WSM). Simply drop the needed spacer into the powder die on top of the Rifle Powder Funnel.
The same three spacers are also included with the 6.5mm/.264 cal Rifle Powder Funnel allowing use with other length cartridges (e.g. .260 Remington).
• Precision Machined from 12L14 Steel
• Case Hardened to RC55+
• Highly Polished Expander Tip for Smooth Release
• Smoother Interior for Smooth Powder Flow
• Drop In Replacement for Original Dillon Rifle Powder Funnel *
* Powder Die adjustment will still be required.
Note: Short-necked cartridges, like 300 Savage or 300 Win Mag, will not reach bottom of the expander portion of the .30 caliber funnel. However, the Powder Measure will be activated via shoulder of cartridge.
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Update on my 6.5 ReviewAfter my first use and test of the 6.5 funnel I was cleaning it and found a very slight ledge where the tapered funnel portion meets the straight bored through hole. It was a very slight imperfection and I was able to polish it out with a cratex point. After removing the ledge I threw about 50 test loads using IMR4350. I didn't encounter any bridging and I even tried to work the press a bit faster to intentionally cause the powder to bridge. I was throwing a charge of 41 grains of IMR4350 to test the funnel. When using this funnel I would still tap or bump the handle at the bottom of the press stroke or as you are lowering the case. When you are lowering the case you will feel resistance when the case neck starts to withdraw from the funnel. When you feel the resistance you can "jiggle" the handle a little to insure that the charge is completely thrown. I have been loading on a Super 1060 but the techniques should also work on a 550 or 650.
6.5 Powder funnelI wish I would have bought this before I paid for a Dillon factory funnel and a Lyman neck expanding die, these funnels serve both purposes. The funnels are polished much better than the factory funnels. I have only tried it with Superformance which flows perfectly. With IMR4350 you have to work slower and I bounce the handle 2 or 3 times at the bottom of the stroke to help the powder flow, If you try to go too fast with 4350 you will still get some bridging and end up with a mess. I also bought the 30 caliber PTU but have yet to try it.
30 Cal. powder funnelBefore purchasing this funnel, I could not get a good crimp on cast bullets for my 300 Blackout. The case neck was shaving a large amount of lead. Using this funnel with the neck expander I have no lead shaving and allows for tight bullet seating and a great crimp.
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