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How many of you went back (scales)

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:24 AM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

+1 Woods
I don't hold any regrets in use of an RCBS ChargeMaster dispenser.
I'm confident that I'm loading faster & more accurately than 'most' using separate throwers, tricklers, and beam scales.
Hell, mine(modified) trickles and locks onto single kernels in weight. Even a Prometheus can do no better than kernel weight allows. And I would not trade my CM for a Prometheus.

Some of it is in the operating of a scale. Paying attention and detecting when things aren't right.
OP has done this, he noticed a problem, and now he can fix the problem.
So it's really not a problem.
If my CM1500 gets at all quirky, I'll buy another & keep going. It's worth it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:08 AM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

I use lyman, modified a little (straw in tube and lathe cutting the drop tube to drop powder in center of pan), and like it. very dependable and quick to use. like all new tools, I had a bit of a "learning curve" at first, but after figuring out the quirks, like it.
Have checked it many times with different balance beams, and very accurate.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:13 AM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

I have Dillion in my vehicle, and RCBS, RCBS, and Ohaus in my reloading room, but they were all 4 made by Ohaus.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:24 PM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

Well just loaded some rounds trying to dial a load in. Anyway I did, had to, jump over to my ole
RCBS 5-0-5. Without a dough it is much faster than my digital Dillion. And in my case one heck of a lot more accurate. I bought the Dillion years ago. I mean 15 or more years. I know I paid at least 150 or so for the thing. Never gave me a bit of a problem until now. I always cross check my loads powder and OAL. The thing that ran up the flag was I couldn't reweigh the same load and get close to the same weight. Also every time I went back to zero by the time I got the powder dropped into the pan and over to the scale it had changed.
I think it is a life time warranty but not sure. If it does I'll send it back, if not on the shelf.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:35 PM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

Originally Posted by woods View Post
Shoulda bought an RCBS 1500. Not all digitals are the same.
This is the truth. I have used the RCBS beam scale (that's how I started 30 yrs ago) and now have a Lyman 1200 and also a RCBS chargemaster combo. I prefer the RCBS chargemaster to all. I test mine all the time even during a session by simply setting a bullet of known weight in the pan once in a while. It is always within .1 of a gr. My ES is good across my Oehler 35 or my Magneto speed V2. My vertical spread is also good even at a mile plus. I doubt I will even go back to the beam scales. The Chargemaster combo makes my life easier and hand loading more enjoyable.

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Old 04-18-2014, 01:53 PM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

I can't go back even if I want to! I sent my beam scales to the flea market as they fit right in there with the Mod. T Ford parts

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:22 PM
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Re: How many of you went back (scales)

I have an RCBS 1010 AND the Chargemaster and use the Chargemaster 99% of the time. With the beam scales I used an RCBS drop tube measure and got grains of Varget caught in the drop tube all the time. Finally sais the hell with it and bought the ChargeMaster and havent looked back.
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