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Old 10-02-2012, 11:51 AM
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what scale should i buy

Hi everone. Iam trying to decide what scale to buy for my bench.. i thought i was covered till i read a few review and i think i wana get more precious about my powder weights. Ok heres what ive got and been using. I started years a go with a lee balance beam. Got rid of it after a few years. Purchased. A rcbs 750 .worked great for years for just loading hunting rounds my shots back then may have been 300 yards.. years ago it was changing its zero if i sat a 50 gram weight carefully down it would say 52 or 53 or 49. I bought a small dillion scale ten years ago. Like it but its only accurate to to two tenths of a grain. Then two years ago bought a hornady lock and load i like how it meters the powder. So i would put in 92 grains h 1000 and it would show 92.5 and flash. And then say it was 92. So i would take it off the hornady and dump it on my dillion and it would be 92 grains to 92.5 grains. According to the dillion. Now i wana use my hornady and dump that charge onto a scale i knows is accurate a least to a tenth grain. And adjust from there. Foes anyone have any experience with a scale that is accurate to one tenth, that is know for sure not just because the box says its that accurate. All reloading is done on a room with no fan or windows open. I would like not to spend more than 250 dollars also. This raising a family cuts onto my fun money but . I would not change my life style for anything. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:55 PM
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Re: what scale should i buy

Watched some u tube videos, gem pro 250 looka pretty good what do u guys think.
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:51 PM
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Re: what scale should i buy

Love my Gempro 250. I think I'm controlling the powder better by being more precise. It measures to the hundredth.

Jason
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Old 10-02-2012, 10:50 PM
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Re: what scale should i buy

Gempro 250 will be here in a couple of days.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:20 AM
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Re: what scale should i buy

You made a grest choice.

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:44 PM
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Re: what scale should i buy

For many years I have used an RCBS 304 balance beam scale. They were made by Ohaus as the Dial-O-Grain and branded by RCBS as the model 304. Accurate to .1 grain and maybe a bit more depending your judgement of the dial setting. I've used others and digitals but this is the one I use the most and trust the most. No longer available from RCBS, but may find one on eBay or some gun auctions.

Best Regards.....Eagle Six
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:03 PM
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Re: what scale should i buy

Tanita electonic scale is around $200 or so and will weigh to .05 gr. It is used to weigh diamonds so should be good enough for powder.
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