Powder Scale

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BuckeyeGlock77, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. BuckeyeGlock77

    BuckeyeGlock77

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    Getting ready to fire up the Dillon 550 for reloading and one of the remaining items I need to get is a scale. I’m curious what scales folks have found to be reliable in their reloading journeys?

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  2. handloader109

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    I've used the dillon scale that came with my 650xl. works fine. no batteries, no drift.

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  3. indie_rocker

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    Lyman Pro 500 has been a solid addition to my reloading equipment.
     
  4. dudel

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    Hornady beam scale. Gravity never fails. Instant warm up, not affected by electrical noise, no batteries to fail, no cord to get tangled.
     
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    Actually I think that a magnetic field (fluorescent lights) can effect a beam balance.

    But I agree, I have two Ohaus scales (branded RCBS) calibrated for the same pan.
     
  6. tom mac

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    and buy a good set of check weights.... it makes the beam scale easy.
    Put in the proper weights, lock the scale adjusters and good to go
     
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    Hornady AC scale (1500 model?).

    For an electronic scale, be sure to let it warm up (ie 15-20 minutes) and then calibrate before use.
     
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    Recommend looking for an older used Ohaus or RCBS 5-0-5 scale. Be sure it is an older USA mad version since some of the last editions were outsourced. Good way to know is by packaging on the RCBS box that says Omark or those packaged in the old green on white box. Many of these are out there for decent prices, and they are a reliable and easy to use scale. Just be sure it has all the parts since they are basically unobtainable.

    I also own and like the 505's big brother, the Ohaus 10-10. But the 505 is handier to use.

    As stated above, get check weights too!
     
  9. cheygriz

    cheygriz God Bless Trump

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    Any beam balance made by Ohaus Scale Co.

    And get check weights!!
     
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    Agree with the caveat that Ohaus has recently been selling reloading scales again after a hiatus. None of them are actually made by Ohaus. Outsourced to a producer in China. I confirmed this with Ohaus directly. They are not the same scales as their previous, but otherwise identically branded, models.
     
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    cheygriz God Bless Trump

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    That's good to know.
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    I use an i201, from 'Benos.
     
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    RCBS 10-10 tuned by Scott Parker
     
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    Dog Soldier NRA Benefactor

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    The RCBS 10-10 scale has been a bitter disappointment.:crying:
     
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    I’ve had a Redding beam scale for about 14 years now and i’ve had no complaints. The older RCBS are also great as a number of posters have noted.A reloading scale is one of the tools that you should not look for the cheapest, buy quality and have no regrets.
     
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    While I have have a Lyman M5 (Ohaus), the Hornady electronic bench scale has been excellent. Yes, it needs to warm up for 10 minutes or so, but once calibrated it never misses with the test weights.
     
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    I've never seen a beam balance, with a calibrated pan holder (counter weight), that was zero'ed - be "off" when checked with check weights.

    I calibrated my pan holders on each of two beam scales for the same pan. Since I tend to leave the setting the same much of the time, I'll weight the charge on both scales to see if there is a difference. As long as they haven't been moved, I don't ever see a change.
     
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    cheygriz God Bless Trump

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    I've been using my Lyman-Ohaus 10-10 for over 50 years. It's still perfect with the check weights.
     
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    Whats your budget? I have used mild to wild.