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Old 03-06-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-06-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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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.

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

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

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Ribs rangemaster 500 digital scale works great

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

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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.


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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

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The RCBS 505 will always be a great scale.

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