Originally Posted by RustyRick
I'm new to the idea of long range shooting but it fits my hips and knees. :-)
After around a 10 yr absence to reloading I just re-equipped myself and am excited at the new advancements in technology.
Questions: You loaders that take this seriously are you content and confident in the electronic powder scales and their inherent +/- load variations?
How many grains between load sizes is significant? 1/2 grain increments when fine tuning your tack drives, or less?
I like and use both for different reasons.
The beam scales are very accurate but they are slower than the electronic scales. I use the beam scale
when I an loading precision ammo or working up loads to make sure the loads are identical.
The Electronic scales are very fast and work well for weighing brass, bullets and loading for bulk
shooting at the range and distance is under 300 yards.
I also use the beam scales to check the electronic scales (They never match exactly) so after I have a charge that Is perfect on the beam scale I place it on the electronic scale to transfer the weight so
I can duplicate the load on the electronic scales.
Just the way I re-load.
So I would recommend buying a "GOOD" beam scale first and then later buy an electronic scale.
J E CUSTOM