Gempro 250 electronic scale, anyone use one?

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  1. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of getting a gempro 250 scale for measuring powder, bullets, and brass. Does anyone have one? I've read most of the reviews on accurateshooter.com but almost all are 2-3 years old. Thanks for any feedback.

    Riley
     
  2. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    I use one. Nothing much more to add as you have read the reviews that I also did. Quick, easy and accurate.
     

  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, it is appreciated.
     
  4. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    Love mine.

    Jason
     
  5. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I've heard good things and am considering one as well. Hope you don't mind me tagging along on your post.
     
  6. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    No problem, my Bday is coming up so i am trying to sweet talk my way into getting one.... Lol :D
     
  7. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    I use one.

    I've had issues with it drifting the zero IF anything else electronic is nearby and on. I happen to have a spare computer on my reloading bench, and if this is on I'll see the zero on the Gempro slowly drift. If I completely turn off the computer (not just snooze it), no drift. This happens even thought I have "filters" on both the computer and the scale to eliminate any spikes. So, when the Gempro is on the computer is off and I reload in silence (no free Pandora radio :D ). I have an RCBS Chargemaster 1500 for my powder weighing, and the Gempro is used only for confirmation of weights as well as for weighing brass, bullets, etc.

    Also, static can cause a bit of drift. You can use dryer sheets (used) to wipe down the cover and the unit to minimize this, or even Static Guard spray.

    I've also placed a free foam mouse pad under the pad that comes with the Gempro to eliminate any possible problems with vibration, etc.