The Area 419 billet aluminum powder funnel uses a system of interchangeable, caliber specific, heads to make it the ultimate funnel for reloaders available today. Included in the Area 419 Master Funnel Kit is the following:
- (1) Billet Funnel Body
- (6) Caliber Specific Color Coded Heads (22 cal, 6mm/243, 6.5mm/264, 7mm/284, 30 cal, 338 cal) Calibers outside this list must be added separately, not part of a kit, please click link at left.
- (1) Billet Storage Block
Universal plastic powder funnels have several issues that are solved with this system:
1. Static cling. Plastic is prone to being charged with static and kernels of powder will stick to the walls causing you to have to tap the funnel to get them all to fall.
2. No such thing as universal. There are always cases that just wont work well with the universal design, and funnels tip off and spill powder, or they just plain wont fit.
3. Universal means that it has a hole meant for 22 caliber. So if you are trying to dump 90 grains into a big magnum, you are waiting a long time for the powder to fill.
The Area 419 Funnel’s interchangeable heads thread onto the funnel and are neck-diameter specific for each caliber. They do not rely on fitting over the body of the case to hold in place and are sized slightly larger than the neck diameter so that they hold solid on the case. Each funnel head has a bore sized a few thousandths smaller than the bullet diameter, so maximum kernel flow is achieved for each caliber. This is extremely beneficial for the super ultra magnum guys (375 Cheytac, 408 Cheytac, 50 BMG, etc). The interface between the heads and the funnel is designed in such a way that no kernels can ever get stuck between the two, so long as the head is tightened completely.
The Funnel’s design is both aesthetic and performance driven. Being machined from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum means no static charge to cling kernels to the funnel walls. This also makes it far safer for use with black powder.
- “Flutes” on the outside are for looks, on the inside though, they disturb the powder kernels from trying to jam up at the neck. It also gives some airspace so they do not get packed up so tightly, all aimed to increase flow through the nozzle.
- 3/8″ tall straight section at the top to help prevent kernels of powder from bouncing out when poured in.
- Smooth surfaces at the neck of the funnel and inside the heads promote quick flow and prevent any sticking kernels.
- NEW! Machined in handles to give you a grip if you like to grab the funnel from the side instead of top. Symmetrical design means the funnel no longer tips to the side.
- MADE IN USA! From USA made aluminum, on a USA made HAAS mill, with USA made cutting tools!
Billet Storage Block
- Machined in house from a solid billet of 6061-T6 aluminum, every single surface of the block is machined.
- Holds the funnel with or without a head attached as well as 10 spots for heads or drop tubes to be stored
- Front six head storage locations are engraved for standard calibers as well as color coded to match the funnel heads anodizing
- Rubber feet on the bottom keep from sliding around on your bench