What scale do you use?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by odoylerules, May 12, 2018.

  1. odoylerules

    odoylerules Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got the reloading scale blues! I have been through a gem pro 250. I upgraded to the gempro 300, now it’s crappin out on me after only a year of use. I’ve researched tons about proper electronic scale use, I take every precaution you can think of.
    Is there a very high quality electronic scale out there that isn’t ridiculously priced for reloading you can recommend? I really want something accurate to .02 grains so I don’t think a beam scale would cut it. Thanks
     
  2. Walker2713

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    For another purpose I happened to take this photo yesterday of my setup. I use a Chargemaster Lite to throw close to the target load, then a Omega 2 trickler into a RCBS 505 beam scale. I've got a small very inexpensive usb camera hooked up to an old hp laptop so I've got a close up, accurate view of when I'm at the right point I'm aiming for. It's really helped to bring down my SD's. IMG_0890.jpg
     
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  3. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    I have tried 3 different digital scales, they worked fine, all 3. But, with the warm up, then cal, then the temp has to be stable with no breeze, yada yada. I went back to my beam. Old school yes accurate, you bet. Easy to use yup. Relyable and most important accurate
     
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  4. ksfarmer

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    I use a beam no warm up but consistent.
     
  5. N2TRKYS

    N2TRKYS Well-Known Member

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    I tried to use a beam scale, but it's to inconsistent for me to keep using it.

    I get more consistent results from my Chargemaster and GemPro250.
     
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  6. ksfarmer

    ksfarmer Member

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    505 dribble mt throws.
     
  7. Lpart

    Lpart Well-Known Member

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    A&D FX-120i with the auto trickler from Cambridge Enviro. This scale uses an entirely different mechanism. Instead of load cells that we find on other scales this one uses an electromagnetic set up. Very quick and consistent and no more wandering of the reading. More expensive, but can be had for around $500 which is not that much more than the Chargemasters etc. Tried that route and they drove me nuts with the wandering readings and inconsistencies. I am not a high volume loader and measure each and every charge and trickle up my desired load. This setup is perfect for that kind of reloader.
     
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  8. lancetkenyon

    lancetkenyon Well-Known Member

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    Throw to within .3 grains on my Hornady Autocharge. Transfer to my RCBS 5-0-5, and trickle up to the individual kernel.

    My GemPro250 crapped out after 6 months. Got a new one, and just use it to verify the 505 now.
     
  9. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Used a RCBS 5-0-5 for about 39 years and it is still an accurate scale but changed over to a RCBS 10-10 that I picked up at a yard sale cheap because I needed something that would weight over 500 grs to weigh my cast bullets for black powder cartridge shooting in my Sharps 45-70. Depending on the mould and mix bullets go 510 to 525 grs. I made me a wooden box frame with a top to sit my scale on that rises it up to eye level while sitting at my bench so I can read the scale good.
     
  10. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    still using the same three PACT scales that I've had for well over ten years, and probably closer to fifteen years
    glt
     
  11. jimbires

    jimbires Well-Known Member

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    another vote for the A&D FX120i .

    I've read all the stories about the other digital scales , I don't have the patience for messing around with a scale .
     
  12. odoylerules

    odoylerules Well-Known Member

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    I just ordered a A&D FX-120i.
     
  13. dok7mm

    dok7mm Well-Known Member

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    I still throw on a CM, but trickle on the FX-120i which is plugged to a line conditioner. Getting .02 gr accuracy is no longer a problem.
     
  14. cape cove

    cape cove Well-Known Member

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    All that and easy on battries.