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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by newmexkid, Feb 7, 2014.
Been looking at the Ohaus beam scales for a new unit. Any love for them?
Bought an Ohaus triple beam scale in 1972 and still using it. Tried the electronic system but just wasn't my cup of tea. When a son of mine set up his reloading system it took me a year to find an Ohaus beam scale - ebay, used and paid 3 times what my new one cost in '72. I would hate to guess how much powder that scale has weighed. I have a set of certified weights and it is nuts on to this day.
Is Ohaus currently making/selling beam scales again?
I started using an Ohaus beam scale when I started reloading when I was 12 years old. I still have it sitting on my bench to this day and I use it primarily to check my digital scales, as well as setting up my powder measure for pistol or 223. I have no complaints for the scale it has always worked perfectly and read the same as 3 other scales that I have acquired over 16 years of reloading. The Ohaus was given to me by a seasoned reloader at the time and the price tag on the box was $25. However the box looked like he had owned the scale awhile, I have no idea how old the scale is.
Picture of the sticker on my RCBS 5-0-5, which has served me well...
Yep, different paint, same scale....
I've used both.. killed all of my critters with ammo made using one or the other.
I have a old Rcbs 304 made by Ohaus, used to be refered to as the dial o grain
Do you have any desire to sell it?
"old will knott" carries a bunch of them. Looks like they are new. Doesn't say used or new.
Thanks - I looked through their Ohaus beam scales pretty quickly.
Just be careful in that all the models I looked at measured in "grams" and not "grains".
Big difference in that 1 gram = something like 15.4 grains
Ohaus used to make their scales in both readings - in fact I think they used to make one for RCBS years ago, believe they called it a Dial-O-Grain along with the triple beam scale model.
The reloading world - powder and bullets - uses grains and I would think it would be pretty cumbersome to always be doing conversions from one system to another and my confidence factor wouldn't be very high.
Thinking to pass to son when he gets settled somewhere.
I am pretty sure Ohaus still makes several of the RCBS scales. If you look at the bottom of the picture I posted earlier from my 5-0-5, it states it is manufactured by Ohaus.
Understand - trying to find another one for same reason. Hope your son appreciates it as they are as good/reliable as has been made.
Yes - Ohaus still makes the smaller statured beam scales like the 5-0-5 and 10-10. The one I was referring to is about a foot tall and a foot long.
Holy cow. I looked it up and you're not kidding. Any advantage in that type of set-up?