"...my beam scale went to the flea market like they all need to go. "
Amusing. Beams are 'old' and work off gravity so they never change. But you think only "NEW, MODERN, CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY!" electronics are worth using? THAT would be hard to prove! But, ah, the pride of youth who think a better world just came into being because they are here now. Fact is, my Lyman M5 balance beam is as accurate and sensitive today as it was when I took it out of the box in '65 and it's ready to go that much longer; you have ANY electronic device that will match that? Do your wonderful 'lab' digitals stay accurate without constant scheduled attention from highly trained technicians with a box of tools, electronic test instruments and spare parts? And do you equate all digitals, including cheap reloading scales, to be the equal of your very expensive but still flakey/delicate lab digitals? IF NOT, perhaps you could agree there is indeed a place for beam scales on a reloaders bench?
I find I can get a steady reading in less than 3 seconds with my scale and it usually takes a digital about 2 seconds to get stable - I just don't think 'saving' that tiny fraction of a second per charge would seriously improve my life! And, since I weigh my serious rifle charges and the digtals rarely - if ever - follow a trickler very well in real time, it would actually cost me time to use one. (But, everyone to his own illusions about electronics is fine with me.
) Most of those who say 'digitals are faster' have simply never learned to use a beam scale correctly. The old Ohaus lab scales on a post - 302. 304, 305, etc. - were great tools --- in fact they worked exactly as well as the much more compact and less expensive scales we still have and that eventually replaced them!
My Lyman M5 is an Ohaus made version of what is today's RCBS 1010 but I have found that other guy's beam scales work just as well, including my equally old Herter's - and a much newer Lee Safety Scale I don't care for but it works fine. IF I had to buy a new scale tomorrow it would be a Dillon beam or the RCBS 502 or Redding's. But, as a retired precision electronic instrument repair/calibration tech in the space/defense industries, I don't have and won't have any flakey electronic gadget on my bench, certainly not to weight anything but bullets and cases; I KNOW that mixing digital scales and powder could get me hurt! (Jimbores, most of the digitals 'work'... for a little while. Problem is, they tend to fail fast when they go!)