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BarbanethRed 03-06-2012 02:43 PM

New to reloading. Need help.
I'm just getting into reloading and got a Dillon 550 progressive press, but I'm in need of a scale. I've looked on a few sites and got pretty lost lol. Any advice out there on a good one for target practice loads? Ty for any input.

InDefenseofLiberty 03-06-2012 02:49 PM

Any grain scale will work. Brand does not seem to matter imho. As long as it measures in grain capacity it should serve you well. Congratulations on the dillon, I went cheaper and split the cost of a lee with my buddy and we are honestly disappointed in ourselves for not saving for the dillon.

"Those who would sacrifice liberty for safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Thomas Jefferson

rjd3282 03-06-2012 04:44 PM

Why don't you get the Dillon scale? Mine is still working fine after 24 years.

scott_gen 03-06-2012 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by rjd3282
Why don't you get the Dillon scale? Mine is still working fine after 24 years.

How much you think you've saved in 24 years? I bet it's substantial.

rjd3282 03-06-2012 06:22 PM

I don't know about saving anything but I've sure been able to shoot a lot more. :D

elfmdl 03-07-2012 12:57 AM

Ribs rangemaster 500 digital scale works great

Macbeth666 03-20-2012 05:11 AM

My dad has an rcbs 505 he's had forever and I use a digi I got at the gun store

Dan308 03-20-2012 05:35 AM

If you're just loading pistol ammo, I can't see weighing every charge. I just weigh to set up and load away. Rifle is a different story. I dump every charge in the pan and weigh it. Then I use a powder trickler to get the right charge. Then I lift the pan off the scale, let it zero out then weigh that charge again. I think it's easier to be more precise with a digi scale. Of course you could get a RCBS chargemaster if bucks are no object.


robocop10mm 03-20-2012 06:50 AM

You will need a scale to get the powder measure set. The Dillon holds pretty true most of the time. Confirm every 10 drops for the first 100 to insure the measure holds, then every 100 or so.

Trail Boss does not work well in the Dillon measure. It is too light/fluffy and does not drop all the time.

Check Midway USA. Their base model digital is a pretty good deal. I have had no problems with mine

BlueTurf 03-20-2012 03:00 PM

The RCBS 505 will always be a great scale.

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