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Unread 10-02-2008, 07:44 PM
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Which digital scale??

I was looking into getting a digital scale but didn't want to get anything too expensive. I was looking at either the MTM Mini Digital Reloading Scale 1200 Grain Capacity or the Frankford Arsenal Micro Reloading Electronic Powder Scale 750 Grain Capacity. Any of you guys use or have either of these scale and had any luck with one? Or if you guys recommend another digital scale. Thanks Jake
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    Unread 10-02-2008, 10:01 PM
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    Re: Which digital scale??

    I've been using the RCBS Chargemaster combo for 2 years. The digital scale can be purchased separately and then used later with the powder dispenser. I've used the scale separately and it is very accurate and consistent.

    I haven't used the scales you mentioned.

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    Re: Which digital scale??

    I'm with AJ on the RCBS.
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    Unread 10-03-2008, 08:33 PM
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    Me too. JohnnyK
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    Unread 10-05-2008, 12:52 PM
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    Re: Which digital scale??

    I have the lyman 1200dps 3 and would not recomend it as the final say on what the load is. I know that alot has been said about trusting the scale and not second guessing it but when you can masure out a load of 64.5 gr of rl -19 and then weigh it on a beam scale as 64.9 then take powder out to where it is 64.5 on the beam scale then put it back on the 1200 dps 3 and have it still weigh 64.5, then there is something wrong. I use mine, when weighing charges for lr, as just a glorified powder thrower and make the beam the final say. I don't know about the chargemaster but the lyman 1200 dps 3 is not the choice I would make again for accurate loading with stick powder.
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    Re: Which digital scale??

    "I was looking into getting a digital scale..."

    Why? At their best, digital scales are no more accurate than a beam and rarely "faster" in any significant way. But they DO introduce a LOT of potential for error; zero drift, calibration drift, electracle interference, etc.

    In my humble opion, the only significant way to use a digital powder scale is when it's an intergral part of a powder despensing system. And then they are only a little faster than a skilled loader with a conventional powder measure, a good dribbler and a scale.
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    Re: Which digital scale??

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    "I was looking into getting a digital scale..."

    Why? At their best, digital scales are no more accurate than a beam and rarely "faster" in any significant way. But they DO introduce a LOT of potential for error; zero drift, calibration drift, electracle interference, etc.

    In my humble opion, the only significant way to use a digital powder scale is when it's an intergral part of a powder despensing system. And then they are only a little faster than a skilled loader with a conventional powder measure, a good dribbler and a scale.

    HEAR HEAR!, but, if your not a skilled loader or you'd rather do something else with your time than dribble (Like seat a bullet) then get the Chargemaster and embrace the industrial age. Let the little man in the dispenser do the dribbling.

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