JUST GOT BOTH: lyman Gen5 and RCBS Chargemaster
I was comparing the latest Sinclair/Brownell's catalog prices with our local Bass Pro shop since I've been reading so much about the electronic scales. Both companies have all 3 in stock, the Lyman Gen5, the RCBS Chargemaster, and the Hornady. Curiously, the price on the Lyman in Sinclair was around $350 and at Bass Pro, $259 but the RCBS was $334 at Sinclair and $369 at Bass Pro.
I asked a manager if he'd match Sinclair and it was a done deal, but with their price being close to $100 less on the Lyman, I couldn't help but wonder if it was a goof so I bought one of each. Just played with both as I'm new to this stuff. I've been doing the Redding BR30 thrower/measure and then trickling for over 20 years. Nothing wrong with that method but I intend to start loading and shooting like I was doing before 2009. That means a lot more and I'm tired of using the old method, so I thought I'd try to streamline.
At the moment I can't really tell that one is preferred over the other. That said, when I tested some powder in each (VVN165) and compared both to my older RCBS electric scale, the 2 RCBS scales were identical. The Lyman was 0.2 less.
I will likely keep both.
Will someone refresh my memory on the "McDonald's straw" thing? Did someone insert that into the dispenser in the RCBS for some reason and if so, why? Mine seems to function just fine.