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powder scales

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by jetguy, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. jetguy

    jetguy TS Member

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    what is your take on power scales ,Digital or the beam ? and why. Thank you J im
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  2. redfin1956

    redfin1956 Active Member

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    i have both,i like the beam better
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  3. BudsterXT

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    Beam, that is what you use to check any digital scale.

    Kenny U
     
  4. grntitan

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    Digital is the only way to go in my opinion. I have both and occasionally use my balance beam just to reassure myself as to how nice the digital is. For what it's worth, I have a couple low cost digital scales and they are very accurate. I will occasionally calibrate them and check them against my good old Pacific Magnetic Beam scale. They digitals are always dead nuts on.
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  5. tgs1420@gmail.com

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    I check every 100 th. shell, I use a Frankfort Armory digital (29.99 Amazon) it is much faster and more accurate than my Hustler throws !
     
  6. kcbullets

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    Digital
     
  7. Zoom.Golly

    Zoom.Golly Well-Known Member

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    My take is go cheap. Low overhead. A $25 Lee scale is good enough for shotgun reloading. Why buy a scale that needs a dozen flats to reach pay-back?
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    There are bad digital scales. There are bad beam scales. There are good digital scales. Pass the Beer Nuts.
     
  9. BudsterXT

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    If you buy a digital, you better have a good beam scale to check it with.

    Kenny U
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'


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  11. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    BigM, your scale has the hiccups.
     
  12. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Mark, that scales so old, it predates magnetic dampening.

    it swings, and swings, and... well, you get the picture...

    (hiccups, yep, put a bag over my mouse)
     
  13. Tripod

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    My old Redding was oil dampened.
     
  14. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    tripod, you had the newer model lol

    mine was bought for my birthday, 1949
     
  15. willing

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    I have both, but the digital is the one used all the time. I use a dime to check it.

    Bill
     
  16. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    A wieght check set is a must for either! Jeff
     
  17. HANGFIRE

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    Willing , what is the true (gr) weight of a dime ?
     
  18. Hookedonshooting

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    use a nickel. Its 5 grams.

    The digital MCM scale pictured above work great. Has a TARE button on it. Put an empty hull on it, hit tare, and it zeros out. drop your powder in the hull, put it on the scale, and bam you have your #. Bought it for $34 delivered,
     
  19. Ahab

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    Hangfire ... a new dime is 35 grains.
     
  20. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    A wieght set costs around $20 , cheap insurance and no guessing. Jeff