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DPS III vs. Chargemaster 1500

 
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:40 PM
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Another vote for the Chargemaster

My experience with the RCBS Chargemaster 1500 has been very positive. Using a fine-grain powder (H335) or a relatively small-grain extruded powder (Benchmark), all of the automatically-dropped charges have been right on the money. I am using between 24.0 and 26.0 grains for my loads. I haven't measured the time between charges - it is fast enough that it doesn't matter. I never wait on the Chargemaster - it waits on me.

"Static cling" of the powder to the inside of the powder reservoir and to my aluminum funnel was a problem until I started using anti-static dryer sheets. This cleared up the powder cling problem right away. Note that this static cling is not unique to the Chargemaster - it exists with other powder measures, scales and funnels, especially with very fine-grained powders.

Regarding the scale portion of the Chargemaster - in a word, it's great! I didn't realize how bad my previous small battery-powered electronic scale was until I started using the RCBS scale attached to the Chargemaster. My old scale needed re-calibration after 5 to 10 loads. The new Chargemaster scale just keeps on going. When I first started using it, I would check with one of the provided 50 gm weights and with a 10 gm weight every 10 or 20 loads. The measurements were consistently accurate without re-calibrating. Now that I trust the scale, I check only after every 50 rounds or so. Even that is probably overkill.

I bought mine on sale at Natchez about 2 months ago for about $250.

If you get a Chargemaster you won't regret it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:14 PM
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Dps Ii

I have a DPS II that I use for 257 AI - using this scale and my current load with prepped brass and nosler 100 grain BT - I have a maximum spread of 13 fps in velocity aas measured at 10 feet from the muzzle and again at 100 yards.

I have no problems with the DPSII obviously
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Old 04-02-2008, 08:15 PM
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Dps Ii

Sorry

that is for 10 shot groups measured with a CED chrono
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:47 PM
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Man that is one heck of a wife you have there! (LOL) Thanks for the heads up on the price. At one time Sportsman Warehouse had them for $249 on sale, but now they are $299.

Hey encorguy seems that gotem here for $279.99!light bulb
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:52 PM
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I have a DPS II that I use for 257 AI - using this scale and my current load with prepped brass and nosler 100 grain BT - I have a maximum spread of 13 fps in velocity aas measured at 10 feet from the muzzle and again at 100 yards.

I have no problems with the DPSII obviously

They got this one in the new version DPS III for $249.88.light bulb
Midsouth*LYMAN*1200 DIGITAL POWDER SYSTEM (DPS-3) SCALE & DISPENSER COMBO 110 VOLT
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