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Dillon D-terminator opinions

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Big Bore Fan, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Big Bore Fan

    Big Bore Fan

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    Ok I'm going to bite the bullet and get the Dillon D-terminator, after I ask yet another question. Is this scale good enough and consistent enough to be used as my main or only scale. I like the idea of being able to put something on it and reading the numbers and not messing with a beam scale. I don't mind spending the extra money if I know I will be able to keep my fingers and hands. So all you guys that have any experience with this scale please chime in. Thanks for your help.
     
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    IMO, best elec scale on the market for the money. Mine fires right up, zeros ecerytime, stays zero (if you don't move it around), consistantly accurate. IF it does go bad, Dillon will replace it after warranty for 1/2 price.
     

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    I have had mine for over 10 years with no problems. It doesnt eat batteries either if you misplace 110 adaptor. I also have a beam scale just in case for backup.
     
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    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    :agree:
    with what Fred says... and if you buy one do yourself the favor and go ahead and buy a case...
     
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    I leave mine on a wall shelf about 12" off the bench. I just leave the plastic cover on it between uses. Moving a scale is what gives many users issues w/ it holding zero. Leave it in one spot & it always be good to go.
     
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    I try and leave mine in the exct same spot on my bench, the cover is nice cause it can just open with one finger and hinge can be moved back or off. I load in my garage and dust can be a problem at times during the summer/dry months and gives a little protection should I do have to move it.
     
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    Been using mine for 20 years...........EXCELLENT! :cool:
     
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    ill probably purchase one in a few weeks. ive heard nothing but great reviews
     
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    Thanks guys, I thought it was a good scale just wanted to make sure. Didn't want to loose a hand or shootin iron.
     
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    +!. Not moving a scale is a good thing for the scale and for holding a good zero. I keep mine off the bench, so that the vibrations of working the press and tumbler don't affect it.

    I've not found the need to move to a digital scale, so my beam scale is in a cabinet at eye level to minimize parallax, reduce dust, and isolated from bench vibrations and wind currents.
     
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    thorn137 Walther

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    If you have a beam scale, keep it around. It will still work if you lose power at home, and the batteries die.

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    Which makes sense if you're preparing for a SHTF scenario.
     
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    thorn137 Walther

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    There's other situations... look at the northeast the past few weeks. Snow's been rather bad; there have been points that over a million people in one area had no power. A couple years ago in Ohio, we had a windstorm that kept some people's power off for 7 days+.

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    More perfectly good examples. Heat and power out, reloading may be the best way to stay warm (plus your beam scale works!).
     
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    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    You guys sure have puritanical ideas about how to stay warm.


    Jack