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Unread 09-26-2007, 01:22 PM
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digital or not?

I was wondering how many of you are using the digital powder scales or are you guys sticking with the beam scales? If so what kind of digital scales do you use and how have they preformed when it comes to loading consistant, accurate rounds for long range hunting.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 02:06 PM
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RCBS Chargemaster........the only way to go.;) I've still got a couple of beams sitting aroung, but they are only used to periodically check the Chargemaster.

You can read about some of the digitals here:
Digital Powder Dispensers -- RCBS ChargeMaster, Lyman 1200 DPS, PACT test review with accuracy, speed, warranty, reliability tests
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Unread 09-26-2007, 02:39 PM
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I use the lyman and have no problems, I re-zero every 7-10 rds, and re-calibrate every 15-20 rds.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 03:07 PM
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My Pact digital was awful, so now I use a Redding No. 2 Master beam scale.........and I'm quite happy.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 05:54 PM
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thanks for the info links ss7mm. shiredude, why do you have to re-zero and then recalibrate, is this a common thing with the lyman dps's. Have you checked with the beam scales to see how accurate they are? I don't want to fork out 300 bucks for something that is not going to give me accurate loads and I wanted some opinions on it from people that have actually used them.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 06:47 PM
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I use the RCBS 1500 Combo. It works great. Very accurate, fast, great features such as a memory for your load, powder, caliber.

Highly recommend it.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:06 PM
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I use the RCBS Chargemaster combo and am very pleased.

It is programmed just right and adjusts itself pretty much the first load to 222 Rem loads to 270 AM loads.

I've tested it from cold start up w/o calibration and its spot on.

I've left it on for days and the calibration has stayed spot on.

It weighs slightly different than my old Lyman Ohaus beamer but its consistently different. I use the beamer for nothing any more.

Also it throws 100 grains fast enough to be able to out do using a drop tube/powder thrower and a trickler by a bunch.
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