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ron12301 02-10-2012 01:21 AM

Need to buy new scale
 
Would anyone care to recommend a powder scale to me ? My Lyman 500 that I have used for a good many years is now having zeroing and repeatability problems. I am going to replace it and would like to make a one time buy. Thanks for your help.

hotrod1016 02-10-2012 04:23 AM

Are you looking for a digital or a balance beam.

JTJ 02-10-2012 04:36 AM

Go balance beam if you want to buy it once. My Ohaus 505 is probably over 30 years old.

hotrod1016 02-10-2012 04:39 AM

I have an old balance beam that's probably 20+ years old and us still as accurate as a new one. I like the rcbs 505

ron12301 02-10-2012 08:59 AM

new scale
 
I would consider either electronic or balance beam. I have read that electronic scales don't last and can be finicky, this has me leaning toward a good balance beam. What I have now is an 80's model Lyman 500 and it seemed to do the job for years. I started getting some flyers where I hadn't had them before and after checking everything else twice I gave my scale a good look and discovered it has repeatability problems. So out it goes. Thanks.

rjd3282 02-10-2012 10:12 AM

I have a dillon balance scale that is 24 years old and still working perfectly and an MTM digital scale that is about 2 years old working great. The MTM was not expensive about 30 bucks. I like having one of each to check against each other.

BlueTurf 02-10-2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotrod1016 (Post 704414)
I have an old balance beam that's probably 20+ years old and us still as accurate as a new one. I like the rcbs 505

Same here. This is a great scale.

Txhillbilly 02-10-2012 06:15 PM

You can get a great deal on a used scale on ebay.I've picked up several RCBS 505's for friends for $30-50 in the last year.

ron12301 02-10-2012 11:36 PM

Thanks, I'll keep an eye on ebay maybe I'll get lucky.


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