RCBS Charge Master or Lyman Gen 5 Touch Screen?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Lee56, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Lee56

    Lee56 Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Does anyone have any experience with the new Lyman Gen 5 Touch Screen powder scale? I am ready to go to the auto powder dispenser and was leaning towards the RCBS Charge Master. However I see that Lyman claimed that there NEW Gen 5 unit is more accurate and "easer" to use.
    Has anyone done a side by side comparison ?
  2. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Ive got the RCBS and I just love it!
  3. Busman

    Busman New Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    RCBS for me!!!!!!!!!!!! The cats meow!!!!!!! :D
  4. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

    Jun 26, 2011
    +1 on the rcbs

    Haven't used the brand new Lyman but the one I had used about two years ago I was not impressed with how long it took to let it warm up. Ended up buying the charge master and LOVE it!! I've got close to 8000 rounds reloaded without a single problem. Very happy with it!!
  5. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2011
    I can't really say anything about the Lyman good or bad. I have never used one because I have had the RCBS chargemaster for 5 years now and have never had a problem with it. It works great.
  6. outdoorsmunn

    outdoorsmunn Well-Known Member

    Oct 25, 2011
    I would also love to see a side by side comparison, or hear from somebody who has experience with both. I am looking at the RCBS chargemaster or the Lyman Gen 5, or Gen 6. I like the looks of the screen more on the Lyman, my Hornady I currently have is somewhat hard to read in some light. The most important thing is accuracy, and I have heard the RCBS is quite accurate. I would like to know if these newer Lyman models are on par with the RCBS?
  7. FishPermitonthefly

    FishPermitonthefly Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    I have the RCBS Chargemaster 1500. Had it for three years and it stopped working. I thought it was great up until the point that RCBS told me they would replace it for 200.00 and that I had no other options. My buddy had the Lyman, which was slower and prone to drift but easily corrected and when it failed, after 5 years, they sent him a new one, updated to Gen 6 for 45.00. That thing flies and works as well or better than the RCBS product with a damn good warranty to boot. I am done with RCBS!
  8. joeycoates

    joeycoates Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    I can only say that I use a RCBS Chargemaster and it has been great. Every now and again it will overcharge by .1 grain, but I just pick up a few grains and it is all good. I have been very happy with the RCBS, I could not say how many rounds I have loaded with it.