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Digital Powder Scales
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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mperry
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I am currently in the market for a digital powder scale. Can someone advise the most accurate and reputable? I have heard some stories about scales that don't perform to advertisement. I want to stay away from the cheap ones because I hear they don't produce accurate results.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

Any made by RCBS have done very well for me. I also have a small one sold by Cabelas that works very good as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I've been using a PACT for years. Isn't there a thread on this subject somewhere in here?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I believe this is the one you were thinking of !!! scale thread here

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I have the pact w/infared port and like it. As far as most accurate, google laboratory scales and plan on spending 500 bucks and up.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

Crackshot wrote:
Any made by RCBS have done very well for me. I also have a small one sold by Cabelas that works very good as well.

RCBS, same here! Mine is very accurate. I paid $100 for it. I've measured bullet weights and came back a couple of days later and got the exact same measurements. Accuracy of my loads has been good.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. I was actually leaning toward RCBS because of the reviews I have seen on Cabelas, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I use a rather old RCBS Powder Pro. Working fine and still repeatable and accurate...I compare it against my RCBS balance scale (5-0-5)...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I have been using a digital for only about 2 years now and it is an RCBS - cannot spek highly of it enough, it has made my reloading that much more productive and enjoyable.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

One more vote for an RCBS 1500 Chargemaster digital. Been using mine for over 2 years now. As with all digitals read the instructions as to the tips for putting them on a solid surface, away from fans or air currents from your heater/ac and temperature extremes and all is great . Faster and more accurate than my 5-0-5 beam scale for sure !!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

I don't know about more accurate than the 5-0-5. But definately much faster.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

Another happy RCBS Chargemaster user here. It takes a lot of the drudgery out of measuring accurate rifle loads.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Digital Powder Scales Reply with quote

Mike...Did you complete your hunt over here?

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