10/09/2023: Parts are shipping out to Black Nitride. You may place your order, but do understand you will have a TWO WEEK DELAY. Note: Due to material cost and labor shortages, there is a price increase of $3 on these funnels.
Reloader's rejoice... The Alpha Dropper Powder Funnel is here and it’s compatible with All Dillon powder measures. This funnel was designed from scratch and takes care of any and all issues associated with the sub par funnels that were previously available. This is compatitlbe with bullet feeding dies.
- Material used is overkill... 30 Hrc internally hardness with a 67 Hrc hard low friction surface finish.
-No more sticky scratched up worn out funnels.
-The machine polished punch tip is tapered to greatly reduce the sticky release chunk on the upstroke.
-That same taper is perfectly sized to capture your bullet tightly. All bullet types tested 100%. Your bullet tipping over on index problem is now reduced.
-Ported and polished powder path for maximum flow and it’s Larger than anything available.
-With the Alpha Dropper you will experience a more consistent powder flow rate as well as tight bullet placement. It’s the last powder funnel that you will ever need to purchase.
SETUP NOTES, PLEASE READ
** Powder measure die adjustment IS needed....
|Machine||9mm Starting Point||40s&w Starting Point||45acp Starting Point|
** DO NOT DRIVE THE FUNNEL TO FULL DEPTH... that will over bell the case and kill bullet neck tension. The chart above is a starting point.
** Measure your previous brass for your favorite bell diameter.. setup the Alpha Dropper to match OR LESS, but do understand that unless you run new brass, you have lots of variables. The Alpha Dropper will typically run perfectly with way LESS bell.. remember it's a taper now...
** Some have reported of their Alpha Dropper top funnel locking onto the Dillon powder measure out tube.. don't panic. We have great reports from commercial reloaders of a more consistent charge.. It rides with the measure and doesn't allow for loose powder to get caught in the gap.
** 9mm/38sc Typical Brass Bell measured Outer Diameter: 0.385-0.390. Also refer to chart above.
** 40s&w/10mm Typical Brass Bell measured Outer Diameter: 0.435. Also refer to chart above.
** Keep your funnel clean, we recommend using XXXX Steel Wool.
** We also recommend using Brass Juice case lube for your reloading.
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Great add-on to my Dillon 750. Perfect bell to hold a bullet without needing to over stretch the brass mouth. Bullets sit straight up for seating.
If you're tired of a sticky Dillion funnel die, with only a no-bell-huge-bell option, I recommend this funnel. Huge improvement over standard Dillion powder funnel (9mm). My Dillion funnel tended to stick on clean cases without a healthy dose of case lube, resulting in a jarring release that would shake my 550, causing primers to misalign. This funnel enables more control on case belling, as well as smooth operations. Current experience -- 20K on the original Dillion 9mm funnel, about 2K with the Alpha funnel.
Works great! Press runs smooth, no more popping and jerking. Also the bullets no longer tip over when the shell plate indexes.
I just use it for 100 rounds but it’ good
A good friend of mine recommended this dropper to me. He said the "clunk" of the powder funnel leaving the case would disappear. HE WAS RIGHT!
This is a must have for the Dillon.Much smoother and tapers rather then belling the case mouth.Way easier to seat the bullets straight with a lot less expansion than the stock Dillon unit.
It is definitely better than either the Double Alpha or the Dillon. It still sticks at times when doing a large number (500 or more). It is simple to wipe off and the sticking goes away. I try to remember to simply wipe off the brass build up every 100 rounds or so.
Easy to install and makes it very easy to use and makes the process of making ammo much easier
I was having problems with sticky cases and this eliminated my issue