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best digital scale for the $

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:07 PM
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best digital scale for the $

New to reloading I have an RCBS balance beam scale but would like a decent digital scale without breaking the bank.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:14 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

I have a Pact and really like it. Easy to calibrate and seems to stay in calibration without too much trouble. Another big plus for me is that they are made in the USA.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:33 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

I've seen them under $300, and the $50 rebate was just extended to Jan 31st.

RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 Powder Scale Dispenser Combo 110 Volt

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:41 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

I would love to get the chargemaster but right now its not in the budget. It seems I have spent a small fortune already and still need several things so I have to wait on that.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:17 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

You might look at a GemPro 250. My Weigh GemPro 250
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

To each his own. When any reloading grade of digital scale works properly it's as 'good' as any other. When one craps out they're all cheap Chinese 'throw-away' junk, not worth the cost of repairing. What any of us actually gets is luck of the draw, not brand or how much it costs. The people who luck-out think they're great, those with bad luck disagree. A LOT of people who have tried them have gone back to their mechanical scales.

I used to repair and calibrate precision electonic instruments in the space program. There are no digital powder scales on my bench nor will there be. I do have a cheap battery operated scale for weighing cases but if it's wrong, or quits, no one will die.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:50 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

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To each his own.

There are no digital powder scales on my bench nor will there be.
X2 - give me a good beam scale and I see no reason to take a chance using an electronic.
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