RCBS Powdermaster electronic dispenser?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by budlight, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    I just bought this thing for $240 at a gun show. I just thought that I could punch in the number of grains and it would dispense powder. It appears that without the RCBS electronic scales that it doesn't work?

    Am I missing something? Because I type in an amount and press the dispense button and the motor comes on and nothing happens. Of course the guy selling them didn't say that it required the scale with it.
     
  2. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...I'm pretty sure the powder dispenser "communicates" with the scale, making the scale the "other necessary component"... not sure though, check it out on their website...
     

  3. Brent

    Brent Well-Known Member

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    The scale does tell the dispensor how much has been dispensed, so yes, it is required. Sorry you had to find out the hard way.
     
  4. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I hand measure every load in my quality guns. I was just trying to speed things up.
     
  5. Ray Meketa

    Ray Meketa Well-Known Member

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    budlight

    Look at the bright side. You have one-half of one of the better powder dispensing systems around. An RCBS infrared scale and you're in business. Or, if you have a shooting buddy who has a scale the two of you can work together. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Guest

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    Can I ask a question here for a sec

    I want to get one of these with the scale as well. Does it just dribble the powder out or does it come out the dispenser pretty quick.
    Joe
     
  7. budlight

    budlight Well-Known Member

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    It's got two dispense tubes so maybe it works pretty good. I just loaded up 200 rounds the old fashion way on my nice RCBS magnetically dampened scale. I load a dish with powder and use a tea spoon. I didn't bust ass. But it took me a couple of hours to measure every one and dump it down the drop tube and move to the next one.

    I have two rock crusher presses and several sets of dies all locktighted to lengths. So can pump them out once you have the routine down.

    You want to buy it for $200 and I'll pay shipping? [​IMG]