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Old 12-27-2005, 10:34 AM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Thanks for all the input guys, I'm amending my list as your suggestions come in. I do a bit of machine work and agree that there are probably better digital calipers than RCBS. It's always hard to be starrett.

Gregg
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:42 AM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

You might want to take a look at this page...

http://home.earthlink.net/~dannewber...pment/id7.html

This is a good reference if I do say so myself. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

Dan
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:47 PM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Excellent reading Dan, Thanks. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] It does raise a question in my mind though. How many here feel that a beam scale is more accurate than a sub 100.00 dollar electonic scale? I am considering the RCBS Rangemaster 750 at 95 bucks. Am I wasting my money?

Gregg
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:56 AM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Just my opinion (as you already know) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] but if I had 100 bucks to drop on a scale I'd look at the RCBS 1010 beam scale.

I've had a couple lower cost electronic scales and have found that they can drift off zero in the middle of a string of reloading. If they're battery powered, the battery can drain and cause problems. If they are powered by a power supply, unless that's a fairly pricy well regulated supply, normal voltage fluctuations on the AC house current might even cause drift.

There are good electronic scales out there, but the cost is prohibitive for some of us (me included). [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Dan
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:16 PM
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Re: Reloading set-up for beginner

Dan,
You'll be happy to hear I spoke with my brother this afternoon and remembered to ask his opinion of the beam scale vs. the electronic. He's been reloading for 20+ years for himself and a few friends. He agrees with you that the beam scale is dead on accurate and not prone to the problems with losing the zero. You may wonder why I didn't just ask him what to buy for my reloading setup. He's been doing it for a long time and I just wanted to be sure that I kept up with the latest trends in reloading. We are also separated by 1100 miles so it makes it a little hard to just drop in and see his setup.

Thanks again to all of you who have given me ideas for my reloading bench.

Regards,
Gregg
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