powder scale

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by timl, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    Has there been a discussion in the past on powder scales? I decided to start weighing my muzzleloader charges. Yes, I will measure by volume first! So my question is, which ones are good, which ones are worth the higher prices, what's the best all around value. Thanks guys.
     
  2. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    The older Ohaus beam scales are hard to beat...
     

  3. royinidaho

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    What sniper2 said...
     
  4. abinok

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    I just had a RCBS 505 tuned by scott parker. The thing is magic. Ive talked about it a time or 2 here, and several times elsewhere... but heres the short version. it came back with about 1,000,000 times the sensativity it did before. one granule of any of the extruded powders will immediately move the poise. Using a trickler, and a magnifying glass, I can see see a granule of H414 ( a ball/flake powder) land in the pan. its also worth noting, that the thing stabalizes just as fast, if not a bit faster than it did before I sent it. its not like an undamped scale at all.
    This scale can see the weight tolerance in every other scale I own. RCBS chargemaster, RCBS 750 the ancient redding un damped scale from 1831( or so it seems) Weigh something on the chargemaster, throw it on the parker tuned scale, see where it points, repeat, different spot... over and over. Weigh the same charge over and over, and with a magnifying glass, I can't see any differance.
    The 505 is cheaper, but I understand he makes the 10-10s sing!
    Tuneing the 505 was just under $30, and that $30 was the best $ I ever spent on a scale.

    I can't figure out how else to say it but to say that for the foressable future, I will never again be weighting powder on an scale he hasn't tuned.
     
  5. mudstud

    mudstud Active Member

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    OK, abinok,
    Who is Scott Parker and how do I get in touch with him? I have a 10-10 I wouldn't mind getting tuned.
     
  6. redbone

    redbone Well-Known Member

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    PACT is an good To .
     
  7. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    OK, abinok,
    Who is Scott Parker and how do I get in touch with him? I have a 10-10 I wouldn't mind getting tuned.

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    hi
    this is the email i used when i had one of his excellent scale jobs done.

    vld223@yahoo.com

    i have his phone number as well but you will have to send me a private email if you need this
    col48@ukonline.co.uk

    thanks
    Colin
     
  8. abinok

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    col48 beat me to it!
     
  9. mudstud

    mudstud Active Member

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    Thank you, gentlemen!