I intend to try a few loads using Hodgdon's new Triple Seven powder (I did a product review article in the Nov./Dec. issue of my magazine) in my .45-70, however, I do not intend to do enough of this to warrant the purchase of the drop tube, etc. I will probably use a Lee dipper to "weigh" the charges (after I determine volume equaliv.) onto my scale, and then drop the charge into the case. My question is, without a drop tube, is there anything I need to know or to do in lew of the drop tube in order to settle the powder correctly...???