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Discovered on 12/14/2011, some of the Auto Disk and Pro Auto Disk Powder Measure units have left the factory without the drop tubes fully seated in the Powder Measure. SYMPTOM: the disk in the Auto Disk Powder Measure extends beyond the face of...
One of our customer's, Mr. Storey, developed this application to run on Windows XP and newer machines that gives a visual representation of how to adjust your Micrometer Charge Bar. He has offered to share it with the rest of our customers. The ap...
The Auto Disk powder measure is primarily designed for reloading pistol cartridges, but it can also be used for reloading rifle with the addition of the Double Disk kit and Rifle charging die. The Perfect powder measure is at its best when reloadin...
We recommend the use of the chain in conjunction with the Auto Disk but this option is only applicable on progressive presses. Using the chain as a way to reset the measure almost eliminates the chance of a double charge because the carrier of the...
Make sure that when measuring charges thrown by the Auto Disk measure, that it is done out of the normal loading sequence. It is important that the measure work consistently in the amount of force used to move the disk to the drop hole and return....
The Auto Disk and Pro Auto Disk powder measures are meant to work with any Powder Through Expanding die that Lee Produces. The measure is actuated by the case entering the Powder Through expanding Die. The system has two ways in which the measure is ...
A couple things to look at. The pivot screw in the lever goes into a bushing first, then through a wave washer, then into the body. The lever rides on the bushing. Make sure the screw is tight and not pinching the lever or washer. Another problem is...
Install the "F" shaped pull back lever upside down, so the leg of the "F" protrudes up into the disk. One end of the return spring hooks into the middle horizontal bar of the "F" (there is a "V" shaped cutout), the other end hooks into the groove ...
A likely possibility, and one that is easy to check is the screw that holds the return lever to the body. It's possible that this screw is too tight, try loosening it and determine if that was the cause before proceeding to other possibilities. I...
When installing a disk in the Powder Measure, remove the Powder Hopper. The Disk is now set on top of the Powder Measure Body. There is a small rectangular hole next to each powder capacity hole. The end of the Actuating Lever, it sticks through t...
If no powder comes through the measure, there are 2 possible problems. * You did not open the valve on the hopper to allow powder through. * You do not have the Adjustable Charge Bar positioned properly over the end of the actuating lever. W...
This kit consists of 15 dippers. Like our other powder measuring products, these are rated in CCs. The dippers are very accurate and through the use of a consistent technique, can be counted on to deliver charges that don't vary over a tenth of a gra...
This kit consists of 15 dippers. Like our other powder measuring products, these are rated in CCs. The dippers are very accurate and through the use of a consistent technique, can be counted on to deliver charges that don't vary over a tenth of a ...
If your scale is damaged or missing parts, please return the whole scale to the factory for repair. To insure accuracy, the beam, poise lock and pan all have to be calibrated as a unit. Our address is: Lee Precision Inc, 4275 Hwy. U, Hartford, W...
The latest slide card (PM1396) for the dipper set was printed in April 2012. It can be obtained via our website, at http://leeprecision.com/SLEEVE-and-SLIDE-CARD.html [1] You can also call 262-673-3075 to place your order. Links: ------ [1] ht...
Be sure you have the correct bushing installed in the Universal Charging Die. The case mouth adapter is the brass bushing with straight sides. The other two have a step or a change in outside diameter. The case mouth adapter is installed with the dee...
The Volume Measured Density (VMD) of a powder is the volume in cc's (cubic centimeter) that one grain of powder occupies. This can be used to calculate the dipper, disk cavity or powder measure setting required to obtain a desired weight of powder. T...
We do not produce anything at this time to charge cases for the 17 caliber or 204 Ruger.
The adjustable charge bar is used to achieve the exact charge prescribed in the manual when a disk cannot provide it. It allows the charge to be adjusted to all of those charges in between the existing 24 options available in the 4 standard disks. I...
The Auto Disk and Pro Auto Disk powder measures are primarily designed to charge handgun cases. This is due to the capacity that these measures drop. Even the largest cavity is not enough to charge rifle cases larger than .223 sized. With the double ...
One fix is to reduce the amount of clearance between the hopper and the disk by carefully sanding down the risers that the hopper is mounted to. Place a disk between the risers with a piece of scotch tape on top, and use a file or sandpaper attach...
The only powders that give the Auto Disk Powder Measure problems are Accurate #5, Hodgdon H-11 or Winchester 296. All three of these are very fine ball powders, and can get between the disk and the hopper. The fix is to order the Pro Auto Disk upd...
.22 Hornet is a problem--small diameter neck, thin brass The goal of our sizing die is to provide a case neck inside diameter 0.001" smaller than a standard bullet. This inside diameter changes with the case wall thickness. We have to take a nominal...
The Auto Disk Powder Measure comes with 4 disks. Each disk has 6 holes. That results in a possible 24 different charges for each different powder. The chart that accompanies the powder measure tells you how many grains of powder each different hole i...
As with all mechanical devices enough clearance has to be built into the device to allow movement of the components. Should you be experiencing leakage, one fix is to reduce the amount of clearance between the hopper and the disk by carefully sanding...
There are 2 parts subject to wear which affect the disk stroke. They are the lever, and the actuator. The actuator slides on the drop tube and moves the lever, which slides the disk. The lever can also wear, but being steel is less likely to wear tha...
The Auto Disk Pro Auto Disk powder measures are meant to work with any Powder Through Expanding die that Lee produces. The system has two ways in which the measure is reset after dropping a powder charge. It depends upon what type of press you purcha...
We had a batch of Auto Disk Risers go out that had incorrect threading on the riser. If you are having troubles threading the riser into the powder through expanding die, please contact us here: http://leeprecision.net/support/index.php?/Tickets/S...
We have an update kit available for the Auto Disk powder measure, (catalog #90377). View here: http://leeprecision.com/pro-auto-disk-update-kit.html [1] It includes a hopper, which attaches with machine screws and nuts, rather than the sheet meta...
The old red or black powder dippers were measured in Cubic Inches. To convert the old dippers to the new yellow dippers measured in Cubic Centimeters, you would have to use this conversion equation is as follows, or purchase new. http://leeprecision....
Lee makes two charging dies that work in conjunction with two different powder measures for rifle loading. The Rifle Charging Die (# 90194) works with the Auto Disk Powder measuring system. This die works much like the Powder Through Expanding die t...
Check the screw at the hinge point of the metal lever, make sure that it is tight. If it is loose, it can cause the disk to not fully return. Second, check the actuator (metal part that screws into the powder through expanding die). If the measure h...
If you are using fine ball powders and have excessive leaking with your Auto Disk Powder Measure, you are able to sand down the two risers on the body to nearly eliminate leakage. 1) Remove the disks and hopper 2) Place a disk between the ri...
The auto disk powder measure uses a system called Volume Metered Density (VMD) to dispense powder. The cavities in the disk have a number assigned to them which is actually the volume of the cavity in cubic centimeters. The powder companies provid...
The auto disk dispenses powder using system called Volume Metered Density (VMD). This system is based on the number of cubic centimeters that are required to hold a powder charge of a particular grain weight. The load data we use is reprinted with t...
You can find current powder bushing listings for Hodgdon powders compatible with our Lee Bushings for the Load All and Load All II through the link below: http://www.hodgdon.com/lee.html
Try loosening the aluminum dial on the micrometer adjustment to see if that loosens the adjustment rod. After the rod can be turned re-tighten the aluminum dial.
The plastic injection mold we used to produce the Micro Disk Kit #90302 was irreparably damaged in 2012. Since sales were not sufficient to build a new mold, we decided to discontinue the product. You can use a .17cc dipper to charge many of the...
We do not have a great means to mount the Perfect powder measure to either press. It is not advisable to mount to either press for several reasons. If using the Universal Powder Charging die for rifle cases, there is no where to attach the return ...
Black powder can not be used inside the Perfect Powder Measure
Bumping against the stops when dumping and filling the metering chamber usually causes inconsistent loads with the Perfect Powder Measure. Be gentle at both ends of the stop when charging powder. Also failure to condition the measure by running a po...
To eliminate leakage, disassemble the measure and clean thoroughly. Dust with powdered graphite or mica, and re-assemble. Powdered graphite is available at most hardware stores (often used as a dry lubricant for locks). Work the lever back and for...
The powder manufacturers allow themselves a 16% tolerance in the density of their powder, from lot to lot. We have to calibrate our chart to show the high side of that tolerance, so you should never get more than what the chart indicates, but you wil...
Pyrodex can safely be used in the Perfect Powder Measure.
The red plastic powder funnel fits snugly inside the powder through expanding die. The outside diameter of the lower cylindrical part of our powder funnel is .60 inch, and the inside diameter of the funnel adapter in the powder through expanding die ...
The Rifle Charging Die fits all calibers from the .22 Hornet to through the .308 Winchester (max overall cartridge length our our rifle charging die can accept is 2.810 inches). Instructions for use with the Lee Auto-Disk Powder Measure * ...
While the directions for the measure indicate the parts of a return spring and "F" lever, they are not included when the measure comes as part of a progressive press kit as they are not applicable. The return spring and "F" lever are needed only when...
Unique is a popular powder and we receive many inquireies about powder consistency. The powder is popular, but its density varies more from lot to lot more than any other powder. The auto disk system uses a value supplied by the powder manufacturers ...
Be sure you have the correct bushing installed in the universal charge die. The case mouth adapter is the brass bushing with straight sides. The other two have a step or a change in outside diameter. The case mouth adapter is installed with the deepe...
Disks can be removed without removing the hopper by unhooking the pull back spring (or chain), lifting up on the base of the measure, and the disk will slide out the front of the measure. We have an update kit available for the Auto Disk powder ...
You can use a 45 ACP powder through charging die with a rifle charging die sleeve to charge 5.7 x 28 FN cases in conjunction with the Pro Auto Disk Powder Measure.
All of our hoppers are made out of polyester. 1990's and earlier hoppers were made out of K-Resin
The spring that presses against the zeroing nut should provide sufficient tension to keep the brass poise from moving. Check to make sure that the screw that holds the poise is turned in so that the shoulder of the screw is tight against the frame...
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