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    • #6912
      Kenneth Thomas
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      How many are still using mechanical beam scales? I bit the bullet and now using electronic but also I bought a vintage mechanical scale and it’s very sensitive to one kernel of Varget. The electronic is claimed to be accurate to 0.01 and is a lot faster. I’ve check them both against each other a they seem to be right together. I had a magnetic beam scale that seemed to stick or was hard to move and lost confidence in it. I’m ol fashioned I guess and like the vintage scale best, it’s just slow and rocks forever unless you stop gently stop it.

    • #6913
      Richard Slaton
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      I’m on my second beam scale this one (RCBS) I’ve used for over 30 years
      I bought one of the cheaper digital (Lyman I think) a few years back after I tried using it a couple time it got chucked and the beam Scale came back out. I probably need to up grade my scale but before I bought a digital I would have to try it out first or get good reviews from someone I knew. I’m all ears

    • #6914
      Kenneth Thomas
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      I have a few scales, one is a rcbs which I was relying on and it started sticking, I cleaned it several times and then it would start sticking again. You could weigh a charge lift the pan and put it back it would weigh something else. Done a little research and came up With an old redding scale with an oil reservoir and I’m amazed at how sensitive it is compared to the newer magnetic scale. I guess sometimes old is not such a bad thing, lol.

    • #6915
      brett collins
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      KENNETH save yourself time and headaches and get your self a FX120I

    • #6916
      Richard Slaton
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      Just my luck their of stock 🤪

    • #6918
      brett collins
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      RICHARD i am a big fan of the buy once and cry once club

    • #6919
      Richard Slaton
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      I’m a tight wad It just an’t in my DNA
      To spend any we’re close to $1400 for something to measure powder lol

    • #6920
      brett collins
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      i did not pay anywhere close to that if my memory is correct it was about $800

    • #6921
      Kenneth Thomas
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      That’s a lot of bullets and powder. I like to watch that beam move when I’m trickling powder into the pan.

    • #6925
      scott parten
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      I have an original OLHAUS beam scale that belonged to my grandfather that’s at least 40 years old that I trust. I bought a gem pro 250 but was not impressed. I found a used Sartorius GD503 off Ebay that I use now with a dandy electronic trickler that measures to the kernel.
      This is one of several things I changed over the last year and I believe it helped. I’m pretty confident of my load when I believe I’m only plus or minus 1 kernel of powder from case to case.

    • #6926
      Kenneth Thomas
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      I do believe having that confidence in your equipment helps your shooting.

    • #6939
      Ron Williams
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      Autotrickler is the only way to go.

      • This reply was modified 4 months, 3 weeks ago by Ron Williams.
    • #6951
      Kenneth Thomas
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      The old scale is working, scores creeping back up.

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