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Old 03-01-2006, 04:03 PM
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Digital vs beam!!

I currently have both digital (Lyman dps 1200) and beam scales (RCBS 505) and was wondering what you guys use and what you prefer for the best results and greatest accuracy.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:13 PM
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Re: Digital vs beam!!

Beam scales have always been the best for accuracy 'cause there's nothing to get out of adjustment with 'em.

Digital scales have always been best for reloading 'cause they're faster. Even if you have to rezero them every once in a while, they're still worth the extra speed they provide. Powder charges don't have to be weighed to sub tenths of a grain.

There's more difference in the chemistry between two 60.35-grain powder charges thrown with either measure than can be detected in muzzle velocity or anything else. Primers typically cause a greater muzzle velocity spread than one-tenth grain of powder in a 60-grains charge does.
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:22 PM
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Re: Digital vs beam!!

Thanks for that!
what scales do you use?
What chronograph do you use?
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:17 PM
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Re: Digital vs beam!!

I have both types of scale.

Used the less expensive Ohaus for decades. No problems at all.

Have several hundred rounds using the RCBS ChargeMaster. Sweet!

Have checked it against the upper end balance beam have 100% agreement.

Electonic is much faster and I believe just as accurate, though I still check the calibration from time to time.

The electronis is the cat's meow for weighing cases, bullets, etc.

I'm going to try weighing primers. Hey, why not?
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Old 03-02-2006, 03:35 AM
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Re: Digital vs beam!!

my Lyman & rcbs 505 don't match in weight.

witch primers do you use,
do you use bench rest for all or do you use magnum for a magnum gun,
i have a 270 wsm custom neskia
and a 243 AI as above.
thanks for your help
Colin
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:12 AM
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Re: Digital vs beam!!

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What scales do you use?
What chronograph do you use?

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40-year old $10 Redding beam scale. Lyman small-sized digital one.

Don't have a chronograph.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:52 AM
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Re: Digital vs beam!!

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my Lyman & rcbs 505 don't match in weight.


[/ QUOTE ] <font color="blue"> The Ohaus weights 0.2 gr higher than the RCBS Chargemaster, but it is a consistent 0.2grs. Doesn't vary. </font>

witch primers do you use,
do you use bench rest for all or do you use magnum for a magnum gun,
<font color="blue">I have found that nonmag primers work best in non mags (243/270/etc. I usually use CCI-200s for them. For Mags I use Federal 215s and just bought a case of the 215 GMs. Don't kiow the difference, but we'll see. </font>



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i have a 270 wsm custom neskia
and a 243 AI as above.
thanks for your help
Colin
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