Powder Transfer Unit / Powder Funnel for 6.5 Creedmood Caliber Projectiles - fits Dillon Powder Measure for XL650, RL550, and 1050 Presses
Can be used for 6.5 Grendel, 260 Remington, and other calibers using 6.5mm / .264 projectiles
I recently started reloading 6.5 Creedmoor, and once again wasn't happy with Dillon's OEM funnel. As previously with PTU for 30 Caliber I designed and manufactured my own. Although the primary objective was 6.5 Creedmoor, you might be able to adopt this PTU for any other cartridge that uses projectiles with .264" / 6.5 mm diameter. For example, 6.5 Grendel as you can see on one of the pictures. Unfortunately, I don't have any other cartridges to try. This listing is for ONE Powder Transfer Unit in 26 caliber and set of 3 spacers.
As mentioned above primary objective for this design is loading 6.5 Creedmoor. In difference with my 30 PTU, this one has two step expander with first step being .2645" and second step being .2665". The first step is for using boat tail projectiles and second step is for flat bottom straight projectiles. My testing on Dillon XL650 shows that for loading 6.5 Creedmoor with boat tails using only first step of the expander, you would not need to use any of the spacers. Powder die of the Powder measure will have to be adjusted almost all way down almost touching shell plate. However if you are planning to use straight projectiles and need to use second step, you will need to add .500" spacer (shortest one), and adjust powder die up. Please note, that the most popular powder for reloading 6.5 Creedmoor, Reloader 16 is extruded type powder. Particles of such type powders vary in size greatly, and larger ones might cause bridging and slow down flow. Please SLOW DOWN as well, and give powder time to fall in the cartridge. I even suggest couple light taps on presses handle bar, to make sure powder drop is complete, - I do such with any cartridges I load with extruded powders. Spacers included to accommodate shorter cartridges, such as 6.5 Grendell. As I mentioned above, out of all 6.5mm / .264" based cartridges, I only load 6.5 Creedmoor. Based on my experience with 30 Caliber PTU and feedback from many reloaders, I assume that this one might works or be adopted to your particular needs. I will be happy to provide any assistance you ask for, although it might be limited by technical means available to me. If our combined efforts will not resolve issues, that might arise in your particular case, I'll be happy to refund your payment upon receiving back parts in whatever shape they will end up being.
Same as my handgun PTUs this listing is for Powder Transfer Unit that will work on Dillon XL 650 RL 550 & 1050 presses.