I made a powder dipper tonight. Crude by most standards, it'll serve me well.
It's cut from a piece of .45-70 brass and has a coat-hanger wire handle. It holds just exactly 27 grains of my surplus 4895, which I use for cast bullet loads in .30-30. Under a 311041 bullet, this load gives me avg 1900 fps out of my Winchester 94 with no leading. It is a great load for deer, hogs, and similar game.
The bullet is cast on my bench from wheelweights I've scrounged. The brass is recycled. The powder is surplus. The only thing I use that's new is the primer. I figure these loads cost me about 5 cents apiece to put together, which is very, very inexpensive ammunition. Figure a dollar for a box of twenty.
I like using dippers for all but the most exacting ammunition. I find that when I use a dipper I get extremely consistent powder charges, in the neighborhood of 1/10th grain. Plus, I don't have the hassle of setting up the scale and the trickler and the powder measure. When a dipper is set for a particular powder charge I can make ammo anywhere.