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Electric Powder Measure - thoughs

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Old 03-15-2011, 12:02 AM
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Electric Powder Measure - thoughs

Getting ready too (or thinking about) make the plung, what works, what does not. Is it worth it, or should I just use the Redding and Lyman powder measures and weigh?

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:14 AM
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Re: Electric Powder Measure - thoughs

I have the Lyman 1200 and also the RCBS charge master. Both do a very good job. It would be very hard to go back to my old methods using a beam scale. I think either of these unite would do you well and I have found the accuracy to be awesome.

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:36 AM
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I have the Hornady unit. If for some reason this unit pukes, I will buy another electric measure. I am not going back to a balance scale.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:31 AM
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Re: Electric Powder Measure - thoughs

Too many people are having great success with the electronic scales to be negative on them but I found from my experience that your reloading conditions have a lot to do with using an electronic.

If you keep your scale at normal household temperature all the time you have a chance, if you keep it in a garage or something you'd be best to let it warm up for a half hour or whatever it takes. If you have flourescent lighting in your reloading area electronic's can be effected. If you live where your power company has deviations with their power supply you have a problem. Any static in your area will effect a electronic scale.

No matter what you decide - never sell your beam scale as they are not effected by most of the elements an electronic is and I'll bet you end up verifying your electronic with your beam scale.

I think no answer on this IS BEST but whatever fits your sytle and needs.
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:51 AM
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Re: Electric Powder Measure - thoughs

I didn't get into reloading for high speed production and, also because of other considerations regarding the electronic scales like mentioned in the other post, I'm sticking with my good old OHaus beam scale. It will still be working with no basic money outlays when these old bones are long gone!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:59 AM
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Ive had the RCBS chargemaster for about 10 days. Its very accurate and so far I like it. Time will tell if it will continue to perform well.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:41 AM
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Re: Electric Powder Measure - thoughs

My RCBS Chargemaster is fast, accurate, and very easy to clean/change powder. I would not go back.

I am contemplating purchasing a scientific grade scale for competition loading. But, I would still use the RCBS to throw the initial charge and then trickle to the precise weight.
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