Lyman gen 6 vs chargemaster1500 vs Hornady

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Booney, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    My Lyman gen 2 gave went tits up this last weekend and I was going to get a chargemaster. But I have been reading a lot of good reviews about the gen 6. Out of those three which one would you buy and who has a gen 6.
     
  2. Kenny0709

    Kenny0709 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same situation. I watched a video on Hornady's and it's not simple enough for me, so I'm down to the chargemaster or the Gen 6. I'm leaning towards the Gen6
     
  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I have no experience with the Hornady or Lyman units, but I love my Chargemaster 1500.
     
  4. Booney

    Booney Well-Known Member

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    I think the charge master is a great unit I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth the extra $100.
     
  5. brguide

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    I have had the Hornady and now own the Chargemaster. I looked at the Lyman but still went with the Chargemaster and glad that i did. It does occasionally throw .1 above but it will tell you the hornady will throw .1 over and will say that it is on. The CM is the only way to go in my eyes. I double weight and my 1010 and 1500 are always the same. So far it has not lied like my Hornady
     
  6. Kenny0709

    Kenny0709 Well-Known Member

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    Great info guys, thank you
     
  7. Crashman1

    Crashman1 Well-Known Member

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    I HAD a Hornady, actually went through two of them. They are JUNK in my opinion. Continuous over charges and very frustrating, spend an hour at the bench and get maybe 5-10 rounds loaded. I spent lots of time on the Hornady Customer Service line, and they are decent folks, they had me reprogramming the speeds and timing when it would go from high speed to slow speed trickle and so on but nothing worked. Trashed it and bought the Lyman this past weekend. Very pleased with it so far, and it throws perfect charges according to my Redding balance beam scale. I can even dump a partial charge with my Lee powder dipper and then let it trickle the rest and it is really fast. Highly recommend this one.

    I have no experience with the RCBS, but I know a couple fellows that use and like them a lot.
     
  8. bushwackr

    bushwackr Well-Known Member

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    Im not tring to change your mind but have you looked at a pact unit. Made in the usa, in texas I believe, and amazing warranty. I know I like mine.
     
  9. Engineering101

    Engineering101 Well-Known Member

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    I had a Lyman that crapped out. Moved up to the Chargemaster. I test it against a couple of known weights that I have that weigh 55.0 grains and 103.0 grains and the scale is never off. It is basically perfect. (I use it without the autodispenser.)