Need to buy new scale

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ron12301, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. ron12301

    ron12301 New Member

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    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.
     
  2. hotrod1016

    hotrod1016 New Member

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    Are you looking for a digital or a balance beam.
     

  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Go balance beam if you want to buy it once. My Ohaus 505 is probably over 30 years old.
     
  4. hotrod1016

    hotrod1016 New Member

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    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
     
  5. ron12301

    ron12301 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    Same here. This is a great scale.
     
  8. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    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.
     
  9. ron12301

    ron12301 New Member

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