Originally Posted by Jacktrude
Thanks for the information. I have bought almost everything I think I will need. The Hornady Classic came with a electronic scale. It should be ok for weighing everything or should I get something else?
My personal opinion is that two scales are a safety necessity. I have the same crappy Hornady scale you have, and it is typically +\- 0.2 gr from my beam scale, which is not bad. -BUT-
Once it measured 2grains low. Not sure why, but an extra 2 grains can be a big deal at a max load.
Once, I kept trickling into my beam scale and it just felt wrong. I double checked on my e-scale and it was an overcharge. Somehow the beam scale stuck on its bearing and gave me a weird reading.
The ability to double check charges is worth $80or $90 IMHO. I use both scales to validate set-up, will double check any charge that seems unusual (you'll know), and double check about every 10 loads to make sure nothing has gotten out of whack...