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Author Topic: Reloading Scales  (Read 67 times)

Online BoBallistic

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Reloading Scales
« on: July 10, 2019, 06:46:23 AM »
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These little scales were less than $20 delivered off of Amazon, so I put a link (above) for you guys to see them....My Acculab scales went South on me last year sometimes so now have to do my loads to 55.5 instead of 55.55 grains of powder.

Will give these a try in the next few days. Have not even taken the scales out of the original package, just open them up to check to see if they were what they said they were....so be looking for that.

Currently have the RCBS Electronic scale that goes to only one place (55.5). You got to have a back up...I still have a set of the old balance beam scale in a box, have not use it for years and years....but will be looking for a replacement scales for the Acculab's......

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Re: Reloading Scales
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 07:34:30 AM »
Would be interested in your feedback on it Bo.  Open up that old beam scale for comparison.  My current electronic scale only goes to tenths as well, would like another digit but only if it's accurate.  Read through a bunch of the reviews on this one, seems like accuracy may be an issue.  Sounds like my current one too in that it needs to be powered up for a couple of minutes to stabilize.
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Re: Reloading Scales
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 07:49:07 AM »
My favorite scales are GemPro (as I recall). Some of their mid-priced models go to 2 decimal points. They offer a couple of models that go 3 decimal points which are higher in cost.  Price range between $30.00 - $150.00.
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Re: Reloading Scales
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 08:02:22 AM »
Dutch - Thanks for the reference, I will definitely be looking at the Gem Pro scales for sure......will test out these "Made-in-China" scales and if they don't work out, I'm only out 20 bucks....so the Gem Pro 300 is on my radar for sure...Thanks again....

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Re: Reloading Scales
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2019, 01:02:14 PM »
Here's the one that I use , it has a plug in power supply that comes with it besides the batteries for $50 . @--0--0104
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/691348/national-metallic-digital-powder-scale-1600-grain-capacity
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Re: Reloading Scales
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 01:41:20 PM »
Thanks DH!

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2019, 03:22:51 PM »
Thanks DH!

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« Reply #7 on: Today at 05:32:02 AM »
Bought these off of Amazon.....USS-DBS3-2 for about $120. It took a while to get them set up and to read the manual, I read it was I was unpacking them....got them set up and got my own level and level it up and then put a 9V battery in it then plugged it into the wall....The set down transformer is a 110-240VAC ~ to a 9 Volt DC, with 500mA (output)...so I know what I am dealing with.....I turned it on and set the scale on it and put the 100 gns weight that came with it put it on the plate and it ready exactly 100 gns....

Here hoping that these will last as long as my Acculab Scale did....they went out a couple of years ago, and ever since, I did not have any confidence in the readings I was getting..I was constantly checking and re-checking them to see if they were accurate....if you remember these scales would go to 55.55 gns of powder not just 55.5 but two places....these will do the same so here hoping...will keep you posted on them and how well they work......
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Re: Reloading Scales
« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:41:33 AM »
bo- this is an honest question. i know you are detail oriented. that being said, do you think going out to hundredths makes that much difference? i guess what i'm asking is, is your/our trigger finger precise enough to see the benefit of 1/100th of a grain?

i use to worry about 'X's' when i was in an archery league. after a while i realized a 10 was a 10. who cares about the X's unless you are an elite shooter. any 10 ring will be a kill shot. back then, i was shooting an onieda screaming eagle. they were very unforgiving compared to today's bows. i still managed a 298 out of 300 shooting 70# w/ an overdraw. it was 15 points higher than any other hunting bow shooter that season and better than a lot of the target bow shooters w/ a 3-4' stabilizer

i digress. do you think .01 grains is significant enough to make a difference for the average shooter?
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