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What powder scale to buy
« on: February 19, 2021, 08:33:50 PM »
Looking for a good powder scale for various hunting rifle calibers. What should I buy.

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 08:48:37 PM »
I use the rcbs charge master 1500.  No complaints, works as it should.  Nice not to have to weigh each load by hand.

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 08:51:11 PM »
 :yeah: :tup:

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 08:53:05 PM »
RCBS beam scale works great.  Make sure to buy a trickler and a good RCBS uniflow powder drop.  Or you can spend the same money and buy an electronic scale / powder dispenser.   I have they Lyman gen 6 (I believe) and love it. 

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 09:43:47 PM »
A&D FX-120 if you want the best.  Charge master is close.  But can throw .1 grains pretty easily.  Best way to get accurate on chargemaster is to throw .1 grain short then trickle slowly until it reads correct number

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 10:03:34 PM »
 
A&D FX-120 if you want the best.  Charge master is close.  But can throw .1 grains pretty easily.  Best way to get accurate on chargemaster is to throw .1 grain short then trickle slowly until it reads correct number
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Chargemaster was more accurate than beam scale for me. 

I already had chargemaster so use it to auto throw and check with fx-120 to get within 1/2 kernel accuracy.     


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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2021, 10:56:31 PM »
Electronic or beam scale?

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2021, 11:52:40 PM »
Batteries have NEVER gone dead on my old RCBS beam scale!
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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2021, 12:54:17 AM »
For the stick kernel powders the digital scales like what my Chargemaster or even Dillon D-Terminator dig scale work pretty good but for the small flake powders like 1680 that I use in my little 17 Hornets those electronic scales just aren't sensitive enough and they react way to slow for that kind of powder.  The A&D FX-120 is a much more precise scale and reacts to the slightest change even with powders like 1680.  I haven't had my FX120 all that long but I wish I would have gotten one a lot sooner.

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2021, 07:11:37 AM »
A&D is $750.00. We use the rcbs scales. Alot more affordable

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2021, 08:03:08 AM »
Here is what I use, incredibly accurate and consistent and you can't beat the price. Not as fast as an automatic loader, but I'm not in a hurry.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071GYVQF3/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2021, 08:09:58 AM »
I have yet to understand the need to get I kernel of powder specific.  If you find your node it shouldnít matter.  My gen 6 Lyman will get to a tenth of a grain.  My most recent reloading venture has an extreme spread of 7 between 5 different loads at .2 gr increments.   It has a exstreme spread of 1 between 3 loads or .6 grains.  Pick the middle of that weight and load away.   

With that said.....one of these days I will own an a&d 120 because I am a little anal retentive sometimes. 

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2021, 08:19:14 AM »
Hunting rifle?  RCBS 505 or Redding beam scale.  With one of those and a set of Lee dippers it is likely as accurate and quick as the auto charge dispensers. You can get a trickler, but with the dippers, you don't really need one.  If you are going to be weighing for shotgun loads at some point, get an RCBS 1010.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 09:45:09 AM by Fl0und3rz »

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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2021, 09:44:07 AM »
I use a Lyman gen 6 and itís always worked perfect
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Re: What powder scale to buy
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2021, 07:50:09 PM »
 Another vote for both the Lyman Gen 6 and the Chargemaster.

I think the chargemaster has the edge, tends to throw a little more consistent but cost more...
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