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Unread 08-09-2008, 09:59 AM
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Best type of scale?

Hi everyone,

What do you all think about digital scales vs beam scales? Is one better than the other?

Or is this like Chevy vs Ford?

Thanks in advance for your input. I think I am going to have to get a new scale. So ideally, I want really cheap that works really good. lol

Thanks, Steve
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    Hi everyone,

    What do you all think about digital scales vs beam scales? Is one better than the other?

    Or is this like Chevy vs Ford?

    Thanks in advance for your input. I think I am going to have to get a new scale. So ideally, I want really cheap that works really good. lol

    Thanks, Steve
    Steve

    The place to cut cost is not the scale!!!!!

    A "good" beam scale is the place to start . Then add a good digital for speed (Weighing
    cases and bullets ETC.)

    Use the beam scale as the benchmark to verify all weights and to check the digital
    for accuracy from time to time.

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    This thread will give you some good reading. Link --> http://www.longrangehunting.com/cont...00-review-168/

    You can also see some digital comparisons here. Link --> Digital Powder Dispensers -- RCBS ChargeMaster, Lyman 1200 DPS, PACT test review with accuracy, speed, warranty, reliability tests

    I've got a 10-10 scale as well as the RCBS Chargemaster. If I had to give up one it would be the 10-10. I dust off the beam every once in a while to check the digital but have never had any problems.

    I do agree however that you should have both and would say get the beam first and then the Chargemaster. By first I mean in the first line of the order and the Chargemaster in the second line of the order when you buy them.;);) Once you have the Chargemaster your only regret will be that you didn't buy it sooner.
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    If you go and search around, you might find a laboratory grade balance from a company called Denver Instrument.


    Lemme tell ya, they make some cool azz stuff. You'll want to buy used and you'll need to be sitting down when the Visa card comes out.

    Not cheap.
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    Another Vote For Chargemaster

    My girls bought me a RCBS CM for Christmas and I'll never go back to the 10-10


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    I'd say to just buy the Chargemaster and don't look back. It would be nice to have balance scale around to check the chargemaster but most seem to throw very consistant charges.

    I can promise you you'll shoot a heckuva lot more if you have a chargemaster instead of balance scale!!!
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    Chargemaster 1500 - Thats it!
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