What sets Short Action Customs apart is their high quality, modular gear, allowing for great versatility. The Short Action Customs Modular Powder Funnel Kit is no exception.
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About the SAC Modular Funnel Kit
Short Action Customs started out as a one-man operation and has grown to a company known and appreciated for producing quality products for the precision rifle community. We use a number of SAC products including the modular headspace comparator kit, final scope level, seating die, modular sizing die, modular action wrench, barrel vises, and vice stand.
From Short Action Customs:
SAC MODULAR FUNNEL KIT
THE SHORT ACTION CUSTOMS MODULAR FUNNEL IS THE NATURAL PROGRESSION FOR SHOOTERS WHO DEMAND CONSISTENT AND SEAMLESS PERFORMANCE. UTILIZING OUR HIGH QUALITY 17-4 STAINLESS “MODULAR HEADSPACE COMPARATOR” INSERTS, THE MODULAR FUNNEL QUICKLY SETTLES ON YOUR CARTRIDGE SHOULDER, OFFERING A LOWER CENTER OF GRAVITY WITH INCREASED STABILITY AND ZERO WOBBLE. THIS DESIGN ELIMINATES BRASS PULLING OUT OF THE LOADING BLOCK AND SPILLING POWDER WHEN MOVING THE FUNNEL. THE FUNNEL’S COMPOUND BODY ANGLE PREVENTS KERNELS FROM BUILDING UP AROUND THE OUTER DIAMETER, WHILE SPREADING OUT AND THINNING THE CENTRAL PILE OF KERNELS. THE HELICAL FLUTING GENTLY SPINS THE PILE OF KERNELS AS THEY SLOWLY DESCEND THROUGH THE FUNNEL. THE SMALL DIAMETER EXIT HOLE SLOWS DOWN THE POWDER VELOCITY, INCREASING CONSISTENCY. LASTLY, THE ASYMMETRICAL GEOMETRY INSIDE THE EXIT HOLE PREVENTS CLOGGING AND ENSURES RELIABLE POWDER FLOW. MADE FROM BILLET 6061 ALUMINUM, THE MODULAR FUNNEL IS ANODIZED WITH TYPE 3 HARD COAT INFUSED WITH TEFLON TO ELIMINATE STATIC BUILDUP AND INCREASED LUBRICITY.
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING
- Modular Funnel
- 1.250″ Extension
- 4 Headspace comparators of customers choice
- Precision machined from 6061 high strength Aluminum
- Type 3 Teflon infused Anodized
- Short Action Customs Lifetime Warranty
- Made in the U.S.A!
*Compatibility list for Headspace Comparator available here.
I personally spoke with the Short Action Customs team about the funnel design process. They spent considerable time optimizing it for a better, more repeatable flow with anti-clog characteristics.
This is to prevent granules from getting stuck in the funnel and the mess that can accompany trying to knock it loose. The funnel also won’t pull brass from the loading block and has a Teflon-infused hard coat finish and interfaces with the SAC modular headspace comparator inserts.
The modular headspace comparator system and modular bullet comparator system are both interchangeable and now have a third use with the SAC funnel. If you already have a SAC bullet comparator or headspace comparator kit, you may choose to just order the funnel.
What’s in the Box
Ordering the SAC Modular Funnel Kit rather than the pieces allows you to choose the inserts you need and also saves you $55 over purchasing the pieces individually.
The kit includes the funnel, a 1.250” funnel extension that audibly clicks easily into the funnel base, four inserts of your choice and a tray.
Funnel Kit in Action
To test this funnel, I opted for two extremes, a primed .223 case and a primed .30-06 case. Keeping on the theme, I have the new StaBALL Match Ball Powder from Hodgdon for .223 (comparable to Varget) and IMR 4350, a long stick powder more prone to clogging for the .30-06.
I pre-measured both powder charges in separate pans. I first added the insert for .223, which popped in easily.
The wide mouth of the funnel allowed me to quickly dump the charge from the pan, leaving no granules left behind. The real test was the IMR 4350. I swapped out the .30-06 insert and dumped the stick powder in.
It took a second, but all powder flowed into the cartridge without any outside influence. This would definitely not have been the case with other funnels and such a fast pour.
Experimenting with different pour speeds, I was able to have zero delay in the powder going into the case. No matter the speed, none of the powder remained stuck in or clogged the funnel.
One thing I really like about Short Action Customs is they always give you a choice of what inserts you want, whether you are working with their modular headspace comparator, bullet comparator, or the funnel kit.
Over multiple attempts with two very different powders and two very different cases, the SAC modular funnel kit worked flawlessly. I’m very happy with the system and look out for it in future stories!
Get the Gear
The SAC Modular Funnel Kit is available directly from Short Action Customs.
Already have the SAC Modular Headspace Comparator Kit or bullet inserts? Order the SAC Modular Funnel on its own here.
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