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Poor Man's Eliminator Cover

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by jr05, Dec 30, 2011.


  1. jr05

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    Well, I just got my Eliminator scale from Dillon and got my press set up to throw 4.7grains of WSF for my first loads I will be making this weekend.

    The lee pro auto disk measure throws exactly 4.7grains (WSF) for me with the 0.43 disk by the way.

    When I was done, I was trying to figure out a good cover I can put over the scale when not in use. I looked around and found a brown paper bag from the grocery store, cut the bottom 1/3 off and turned it upside down. This fits the scale with a little room on all sides. Doesn't look pretty, but it sure gets the job done! Just thought I would post in case anybody else was interested. Here is a picture of the scale with its new cover.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/68535025@N06/6603078277/" title="1230011753 by jasonr05, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6603078277_4de57da35f.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="1230011753"></a>
     

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  2. WiskyT

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    You must shop at one of those hippie wholistic grocery stores.
     

  3. GioaJack

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    I've woken up next to women who were wearing the same kind of cover. I guess they were reloaders. :whistling:


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  4. TX Archer

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    I like your idea. I did something very similar when I first set up my equipment. The box my Dillon accessories came in worked for me.

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    Then I bought a yard of ripstop nylon and my sister made a dust cover for me as well as a sack to store my primer tubes and a few other accessories. They can be seen here:

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    Please pardon my primitive setup. I hope to have something like the elders here have someday.
     
  5. Colorado4Wheel

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    How do I know there is really a Dillon Scale under there? For all I know you got a cheap Franklin Arsenal scale and just don't want to admit it.
     
  6. jr05

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    I really like those covers archer. Beats the plastic and paper bags I have been using haha.

    I already talked to the wife and am going to grab some fabric this weekend and we are going to make up some covers.

    Colorado4Wheel, why would anybody put a cover over a cheap scale like that? There is obviously a fine piece of equipment under there.

    Oh, and I put a level on the scale and adjusted the leg until it was level, put the beam on and set everything to 0...the scale balanced at exactly 0 with no adjustment. I have a set of check weights coming from amazon but I don't think I will have any issues. Very happy with this purchase. It measured 3 124gr MG CMJ bullets at 123.9, 124.0, and 124.0. Can't be too far off :)

    and yes, I do shop at a hippy wholefoods store for some stuff, and chain stores for most things...not sure where this bag came from.
     
  7. WiskyT

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    If the bag can't kill marine mammals, it's a cinch it didn't come from Walmart.
     
  8. snowwdog

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    so ive been reloading a whole bunch of years and i have never covered any of my equipment. What am i missing here?
     
  9. XDRoX

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    Haven't you ever heard of the dust bowl?
    It took Jack a week to get his reloading gear clean.
     
  10. Colorado4Wheel

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    Maybe we should ask for a Knitting Sub-forum under reloading.
     
  11. Zombie Steve

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    I'm with you. Never even heard of scale or press prophylactics.
     
  12. TX Archer

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    Maybe it's overkill but, given that my bench is in the garage, it only seems prudent.
     
  13. WiskyT

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    There is a lot of dust in my garage. If I kept something like that out there, I'd cover it. Indoors, I wouldn't bother.
     
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  15. TX Archer

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    They taste like turkey. :cool: