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Old 05-15-2010, 12:56 AM   #21
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Look on Ebay.You can get a nice used RCBS or other brand beam scale for a good price. I bought a nice used RCBS 505 scale for $20.

The Lee scale I have is right on,but the air off your hand movement will make it keep moving.They are very sensitive.
I would move up to the RCBS 5-10 scale, for a better model, at not too much more $$..
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RCBS beam scale that came with RCBS starter reload kit and RCBS Chargemaster combo digital scale here. Beam scale works great and the electronic scale works great as well as long as you keep clear plastic cover over scale when weighing powder, brass, or bullets.

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With all the apparent hassles one has to deal with when using electronic scales, it sure appears as though I should stick with my RCBS 5-0-5.

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Beware of any balance beam scale that a plastic or nylon body: Static electricity can mess them up very badly. The Redding #2 is a very good scale.

Redding #2 Master Magnetic Powder Scale 505 Grain Capacity - MidwayUSA

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DougB; With all the apparent hassles one has to deal with when using electronic scales, it sure appears as though I should stick with my RCBS 5-0-5.

Wise decision.

At their best, digital powder scales are no more accurate than a beam, less sensitive, no faster for weighting powder and are MUCH more flaky to use and likely to fail.

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With all the apparent hassles one has to deal with when using electronic scales, it sure appears as though I should stick with my RCBS 5-0-5.
Some one is going to have to show me the hassles. Plugging in the cord? Entering a number? Typing this post has been more work than setting up a scale has ever been.
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My 2 cents:
Whatever scale you get, digital or beam, get a quality weight set to be sure that accuracy is really there. I had one scale (an old RCBS beam) that was reproducible, zero'ed in really nice and lied like a cheap rug.

Always check the scale accuracy before you load the first round and pull the trigger. I have seen ugly results caused by skipping that very important safety check. A powder scale weight set runs from $20 to $50, depending on the range of weights. A lot cheaper than replacing a cylinder, or the firearm or having some else open your ketchup bottle.

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