Originally Posted by jeff 300
so whats the bset beam scale out there???????????? i'm ready to buy a realy good one and use my charge master to just get me close to the load then finish on the beam with a trickler. So i would like to buy a really good beam scale.
If you want a new one, the RCBS Model 1010 Magnetic Powder Scale 1010 Grain Capacity, identically the same design with a couple of minor changes as The Lyman M-5 made by Ohaus. Midway USA sells it. Here's the link:
RCBS Model 1010 Magnetic Powder Scale 1010 Grain Capacity
Midway USA doesn't show a cover or mention a cover for this scale, but I just checked the RCBS website and their description shown below says it comes with a cover. The beam, the pan & other parts store in the base when they aren't being used. I paid about $30 for mine in 1969.
10-10 Scale Description
Need up to 1,010-grain capacity with 0.1-grain sensitivity? You get it with the RCBS 10-10. Its approach-to-weight system speeds reloading and helps you avoid overloads. A micrometer poise allows easy adjustment at any setting from 0.1 to 10 grains. Other features: magnetic dampening, non-stick / non-spill aluminum pan, self-aligning agate bearings, hardened steel pivot knives and a tough plastic cover.
I'm pretty certain anyone who has used one will vouch for it's accuracy & reliability.
RCBS retails it at $201.95, but Midway USA has it on sale now for $143.99.
I've seen the Lyman M-5 many times on the Internet for around $25 - $40. Just from appearance alone, I suspect parts would be interchangeable.
It has a leveling screw at the left side that also stores a weight standard. Since there is no bubble, I suspect leveling is a little confusing. But even if it sets on a surface that isn't perfectly level, you adjust the screw until the two lines match up with each other for calibration before using it each time (a very simple procedure).