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Digital scale?

Postby mmig » Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:48 pm

Which scales are best/most accurate for measuring gunpowder for steel shot?
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Re: Digital scale?

Postby jake j » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:24 pm

Buy a bpi digital scale. Its 27$ and is pretty nice. Always check digital weighs on a beam scale to verify accuracy. I'm happy with this set up and it weighs shot and powder to 1543 grains I believe. Jake J.
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Re: Digital scale?

Postby 10gaOkie » Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:33 pm

I tried a digital scale and then went back to using a balance beam scale. Thats what I will stick with in the future.

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Re: Digital scale?

Postby nitram » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:33 pm

Dillon D-Terminator or Gem Pro 250. Both offer top-notch customer service and will serve you well for years. I've used my Dillon (almost daily) for the past 18 years and have never had a problem. But there is a blue balance beam scale sitting in its box, somewhere on a shelf in my loading room.
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Re: Digital scale?

Postby mmig » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:46 am

Which beam scales are best to check the digital against, and also load with as well?
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Re: Digital scale?

Postby jake j » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:34 am

I wouldn't be afraid of any of the beam scales... their technology hasn't changed much in a millennium. The 505 rcbs I have came with my reloading kit long ago. The 1000 grain rcbs is $100 so I elected to simply do math and weigh say a 1 3/8 oz charge as 2 300.5 grain charges. I only load big #2 and larger pellets heavier than 7/8oz in steel anyways so one beam scale check then I use primer trays to scoop out my pellet counts. I honestly use the digital for powder mostly and it is faster. And at 27$ and a 10 year warranty that bpi scale beat everything else out there. Jake J.
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Re: Digital scale?

Postby 10gaOkie » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:25 pm

I might add that I make my living, mixing diff colors of ink as a printer. I use a balance beam scale for that too. I cant afford to make mistakes depending on the accuracy of a digital scale. The balance beam never lies for any reason as long as no one else messes with my scale.

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Re: Digital scale?

Postby DoubleDutchChuck » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:39 pm

I have an RCBS digital scale that I bought years ago, and have used it maybe 4 times. It works perfectly, but I just prefer using my balance beam scales. Myself, I did not see any "time" benefit when using the electronic scale.
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Re: Digital scale?

Postby steelshotshooter » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:07 pm

10gaOkie wrote:I tried a digital scale and then went back to using a balance beam scale. Thats what I will stick with in the future.

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