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How many of you went back (scales)

 
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Old 05-10-2014, 11:49 AM
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Yes!! If you go electronic to measure to within 1 or 2/100ths of a grain, you don't buy it at Cabela's. If you care about precision, the ONLY scale you should be buying at Cabela's is a balance because nobody that makes reloading equipment really makes a good electronic scale that is repeatable. You have to get a good lab scale if you want that precision.

Having said that, you have to let your crony be your guide as to how much precision you really NEED.

I have a lab scale and I cut pieces of extruded powder (reloader 25 mostly) to get me within +/-.002 grains. You cant do that with a balance. And there are lots of guys that call that kind of accuracy hogwash. so...
Did you really mean +/- 0.002 grains? I imagine 2 thousandths (0.002) of a grain of RL25 must be an awfully tiny piece of RL25. Even 2 hundredths (0.02) of a grain of stick powder must be pretty darn tiny.
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

if I get to the point where I have to cut extruded powder into pieces to get a good load then I'm switching powders lol.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:30 AM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

though i have both lyman and rcbs analog balance beam scales and i should sell them all 'cause i'll never use them ever again. digital is best for me, hand's down. i use two - jennings mack 20 and gem pro 250, both are accurate +/- .02 grains. i also use an omega power trickler to make very accurate loads for all my calibers from .45acp to .30-06. it's all good and ymmv.

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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

I went from the redding balance beam to a gempro 250 with no complaints, except it drives me insane when the scale drifts .04 grains.
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I went from the redding balance beam to a gempro 250 with no complaints, except it drives me insane when the scale drifts .04 grains.
Jeeez, it's amazing you hit anything with that kind of inconsistency
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:08 PM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

digital scales need to be used in the right environment, else there WILL be problems. they should be isolated from vibration, which means they need their own solid, no-move table that's separate from the press table, and they're all highly sensitive to air movement.
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

I went back to the beam scale after my rcbs chargemaster scale took a dump and haven't broken down and bought a new one yet
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