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trickling powder with digital scales

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Big Bore Fan, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Big Bore Fan

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    I want to get a digital scale and had decided to go with the dillon. I sent them an email to see if the terminator scale could be used to trickle powder and they said no. Rcbs said the 750 rangemaster COULD be used to trickle powder. Anyone have any experience with eather of these or another good digital scale that can be used to trickle powder?
     
  2. buyobuyo

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    I've trickled on a cheap digital I bought and a friend's Terminator before. It can be done, you just have to be real slow about it because they're slow to respond.
     


  3. Big Bore Fan

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    I thought it would be slow, just wasent sure if it was posable. I wander why the people at dillon said I could't trickle on theres? Anyone try on a Rangemaster from RCBS?
     
  4. oregondrifter

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    I really like my RCBS. Very accurate. Does have a "trickle" feature. However, you will find that you need it less, it can meter the loads very accurately. OD
     
  5. HAMMERHEAD

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    I gave up on weighing and trickling and bought a good quality powder measure (Redding 10X). I could never go back to trickling.
     
  6. fredj338

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    Maybe they thought you meant did the scale trickle/weigh. I have the Dillon, trickle powder into it all the time. How else would you get it to the charge you wanted?
     
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  7. Big Bore Fan

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    I think your right fred. I'm not lookin for a scale/dispensor like whats in the picture. I just want to manualy trickle up to the right amount. Maybe I'm not puttin the right words together:dunno: I'll blame it on my backwoods schoolin. So let me double cheak. Dilon and the 750 are good to go for dropin a light charge and manualy trickling up?

    P.S. The bad spellin is also from the backwoods:whistling:
     
  8. n2extrm

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    Big bore fan,

    I think you will be fine with a quality digital scale, just go slow. I use a charge master and it just does what you would do manually automatically. Most scales I have seen have a light that indicates the weight is stable, if it is on and the charge is what you wanted you should be good.

    By the way spelling is not my strong point either!
     
  9. dudel

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    By adjusting the measure, and weighing the charge. Repeat until the measure is throwing the charge you want. Not all digital scales are sensitive enough for trickling; although they do fine for acuracy.
     
  10. fredj338

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    Then get a better scale. I use my Dillon to weigh each charge for my rifle rounds. Drop a charge, trickle to the exact weight. It's very precise, easily reads 0.1gr changes, exactly what trickling would give you.
     
  11. Big Bore Fan

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    I'm glad to hear your Dillon does so well fred. Thats exactly why I was asking to begin with. My pistol rounds are just for plinking in the back yard, but my rifle rounds will have to be on the money. ( havent actualy made any ammo yet, still working on gettin set up.) I am goin to try my best to save up for the Dillon. If I can't, is the RCBS 750 rangemaster a good second choice?
     
  12. dudel

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    Exactly. I'm surprised however, that Dillon doesn't recommend trickling with their scale. Never saw that in any of their ads.