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Unread 01-01-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: best digital scale for the $

Yeah, beam scales work flawlessy and have been used for a long long time, and everyone should have one.

But, the doom and gloom of a digital scale is almost over the top in those posts.
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    Re: best digital scale for the $

    Thanks for the replys keep them coming.
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    Re: best digital scale for the $

    I used to use a balance beam scale when I first got into reloading. Seems like I was straining my eyes watching the needle line up with the white mark. After an hour of measuring powder, my eyes really hurt. Bought a Lyman 1200 powder thrower. Last year I wanted something more precise so I bought a GemPro 250 and love it.

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    Unread 01-02-2013, 12:23 PM
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    Re: best digital scale for the $

    "..I was straining my eyes watching the needle line up with the white mark. After an hour of measuring powder, my eyes really hurt."

    Looking down will do that. Put your scale (and trickler) on a sturdy box or shelf so it's maybe chin or nose high and all will be well. Doing that and having your powder measure on a stand immediately to the right of the scale will make your work flow better too.
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    Re: best digital scale for the $

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    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.

    I own three Pacts right now, and these are the only ones I'd even consider.
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    Re: best digital scale for the $

    I got a LYMAN XP its been good so far, I have always been on top of checking my load with my
    RCBS beams and so far its been real touchy if you take one grain of powder drop it in the pan and it lets you know. I also use a RCBS trickler.
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    "But, the doom and gloom of a digital scale is almost over the top in those posts. "

    Goodness, I hope I haven't talked anyone out a digital if that's what they want. Everyone should have a chance to learn and, as long as it lasts, everyone is happy with their digital.
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