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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:07 PM
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I went from a Lee ballence to a Lyman 500 grain ballance to a Lyman LE 1000 didgetal and I do like it alot. I calibrate it every 50 rounds and zero every 20 or so rounds. I would like to upgrade to a RCBS Chargemaster or a Pact some time when I have $300 to spend on it.
I used to re-load but now I "hand-load".
-- Well, at least I try --
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Unread 09-26-2007, 08:10 PM
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I don't think you'll be disapointed with the RCBS ChargeMaster. I recently(within last 3 weeks) got one and I love it!
I am a scale technician by trade. I've used RCBS 5-0-5 and 5-10 balance beams as well as a couple of high dollar electronic lab balances. Used a Denver DI-100 that had resolution out to .001 (1/1000th's) of a grain. Trust me, you don't need that kind of resolution for any shooting discipline! It took me hours to load with that scale. I'd set there and cut the powder kernels with a knife to get it right!
I have compared/bounced loads thrown by the ChargeMaster against some of the nicer digital lab balances that I now have and it is consistent and as accurate as you'll need. Those are the two qualities a scale must absolutely have.
Hope this helps. JohnnyK.
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Unread 09-26-2007, 10:32 PM
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I just received a Cabela's XT-1500 (ordered it thru the link on LRH) Very impressive so far. I have a Pact that JECustom gave me, but it has to go back to Pact for the 2nd time for repair. The digitals are really fast for weight matching brass and bullets. I use an O'haus beam scale to check every 10th powder charge. It is the last word no matter how good the digitals are.

Get on line with Cabela's or Midway and look at what they have, and read the reviews on the different scales. Very informative. FYI, the XT-1500 was only $79.

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