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RCBS vs. Hornady Electronic Powder Measure

 
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Old 02-22-2011, 04:20 PM
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What is the "pact"?
PACT is a company that specializes in electronics for the shooting industry. They sell a nice chronograph, as well as timers for hand gun shooting. They've always been one of the big players in digital powder scales, and RCBS scales were built by them till they got greedy and shipped the jobs to China. I've been using their stuff for about 15 years now without a single glitch. They are located in the Dallas TX area
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Old 02-22-2011, 05:39 PM
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I meant that it has been two months since sending it out for service.
As far as the speed of dropping the powder, it used to take about 90 seconds to drop 96 grains of powder and with the update it should be less than 30. It definitely took me less than 90 seconds to place my bullet.
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I have an RCBS Chargemaster.
I love it. fast and accurate.
I have a set of Lyman scale check weights. They are in increments of .1 to 10 gr. I had these weights checked on a research grade pharmaceutical scale that ran out to .0000. All of the weights were either dead on or within .002 gr of the stated weight. When I checked the weights on the Chargemaster scale it was right on the money. The difference being one stick of powder at most.
I have absolute 100% trust in the scale.
just my .0002 gr worth.
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I have an RCBS Chargemaster.
I love it. fast and accurate.
I have a set of Lyman scale check weights. They are in increments of .1 to 10 gr. I had these weights checked on a research grade pharmaceutical scale that ran out to .0000. All of the weights were either dead on or within .002 gr of the stated weight. When I checked the weights on the Chargemaster scale it was right on the money. The difference being one stick of powder at most.
I have absolute 100% trust in the scale.
just my .0002 gr worth.
Ken
+1 with what Ken just said I've got one and love it.


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Old 02-23-2011, 12:40 AM
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Re: RCBS vs. Hornady Electronic Powder Measure

I also have the RCBS and so far it has been great. I have never used the Hornady or Pact.
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:13 PM
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PACT Inc. - Digital Powder Dispenser



For those of you asking about the pact heres there website that more or less repeats Garys information. Im going to order me one. I was also on the fence between hornady and pact. Gary thanks for your in put[ cant beat price [$229.00]

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PACT Inc. - Digital Powder Dispenser



For those of you asking about the pact heres there website that more or less repeats Garys information. Im going to order me one. I was also on the fence between hornady and pact. Gary thanks for your in put[ cant beat price [$229.00]
I doubt there's any real difference in accuracey between any of them (although there always seems to be somebody bitching about the Lyman). To me the speed is not an issue, as I'm not trying to set the all time speed record for a hundred rounds. But still I want it kinda reasonable. One thing the RCBS does do is sound off when the charge is done, and store a memory bank. I already keep a memory bank in my log book. But the issue of cleaning out all the left over powder was important to me. The PACT by far is the easiest (I will often swap powders four or five times in a loading session). I didn't realize they were $229, and thought they were about $280. That makes the PACT a no brainer in my book!
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