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#13153871 - 09/24/18 Digital Powder Scale, Which one ?  
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So, I have a couple of digital scales. One a no name brand, and the other is a Frankford arsenal. I quickly found out that the no name was okay for pine wood derby cars, but was less than desirable for powder charges. And as of lately, the Frankford has been finicky.

So, looking for recommendations, and why you recommend that particular scale.


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#13154627 - 09/24/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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#13154889 - 09/24/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I have two scales, an old PACT Digital Precision Powder Scale I bought in the mid-90s and the one which is part of my Chargemaster 1500 Combo---I think it's essentially the RangeMaster 750 scale. It is a far better scale than the old PACT, but I would imagine that the PACT scale must come with much better software than the old ones by now. I guess I might be surprised, too.


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#13154900 - 09/24/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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RCBS Chargemaster 1500 combo, as above.


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#13155050 - 09/24/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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If you are looking for a scale only I have been pretty impressed by the Hornady version. I have a Pact that cost 4 times as much that doesn't work worth a darn.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/700534/hornady-g2-1500-electronic-powder-scale-1500-grain-capacity

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#13160325 - 09/26/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I have the RCBS charge master combo and I really like it. It is easy to set up and use. I have had it for four years and I am glad I bought it. It was recommended to me by someone I worked with that had one and had been using it for some time. The only drawback is that it isn't cheap to buy. I have been handloading for over 20 years and over time upgraded my equipment. I started with a Lee anniversary kit. If you get one I am sure you will love it. Very accurate and consistent. Hope this helps.

#13179897 - 10/04/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I like the Hornady Auto Charge better than any electronic scale I've used.I don't use the auto charge as much as I just use the scale on the unit itself.It's very quick and stable on the weights.


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#13185148 - 10/06/18 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I also like my Hornady Auto Charge. Easy to use, and have not had any issues.

#13476254 - 01/21/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: JSH]  
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Originally Posted by JSH
If you are looking for a scale only I have been pretty impressed by the Hornady version. I have a Pact that cost 4 times as much that doesn't work worth a darn.
https://www.midwayusa.com/product/700534/hornady-g2-1500-electronic-powder-scale-1500-grain-capacity

I’ve used a Pact . Both the gray Pact and the green one made for RCBS. Pact has quit repairing the green scale. But they still repair their gray model. I’ve had these for years and they have been returned for repairs. It’s easy and cheap . Call them and send it in. Hasbeen


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#13490934 - 01/25/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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RCBS Charge Master.

The combo is a great tool for load work up or it can be used as just a scale for hand measured precision loads.

Likewise, it can be used as just a scale to dial in a powder drop.

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#13496210 - 01/26/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I have a charge master set up for loading rifle ammo. I have a Harrell’s measure set up over a rangemaster scale for pistols. Hasbeen

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#13566971 - 02/15/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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RCBS charge master. I like mine a lot. Pretty dam accurate.May through a light charge but just hit the trickle button.
Just finished loading 350 rounds of 223. Double checked and it's spot on.


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#13603317 - 02/25/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I have the RCBS Charge Master and it too is finicky. I have to constantly re-zero. maybe I got a dud I finally got fed up and went back to the beam scale.

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Originally Posted by Roystu
I have the RCBS Charge Master and it too is finicky. I have to constantly re-zero. maybe I got a dud I finally got fed up and went back to the beam scale.

Could have a lemon. But I’ve heard voltage swings and certain kinds of lights give the Chargemaster problems. Hasbeen


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#13605429 - 02/26/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: hasbeen1945]  
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Originally Posted by hasbeen1945
Originally Posted by Roystu
I have the RCBS Charge Master and it too is finicky. I have to constantly re-zero. maybe I got a dud I finally got fed up and went back to the beam scale.

Could have a lemon. But I’ve heard voltage swings and certain kinds of lights give the Chargemaster problems. Hasbeen


Static electricity can also make them squirrelly. Try wiping it down with a dryer sheet and see if that doesn't help.


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#13605498 - 02/26/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I've had other brands over the years but the GemPro 500 has been best by far..

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#13619213 - 03/02/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Traveler52]  
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I use a chargemaster also.
Was watching YouTube videos and this video gave me a pause.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K4gCV8fLJ9U

I think I need to suffer a McDonalds run to get a straw for the mod and trickle up to my charge.

I also have changed my process. I used to throw all my charges then check each for squibs and then seat all. I now throw charge, seat bullet while the next throw is being made by the chargemaster.

It seems the biggest complaint is the speed that it takes to throw, but I seat bullets about the same speed as the thrower throws. I have not found my press movement to have any effect the chargemaster.

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Originally Posted by KRAKMT
I use a chargemaster also.
Was watching YouTube videos and this video gave me a pause.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K4gCV8fLJ9U

I think I need to suffer a McDonalds run to get a straw for the mod and trickle up to my charge.

I also have changed my process. I used to throw all my charges then check each for squibs and then seat all. I now throw charge, seat bullet while the next throw is being made by the chargemaster.

It seems the biggest complaint is the speed that it takes to throw, but I seat bullets about the same speed as the thrower throws. I have not found my press movement to have any effect the chargemaster.

You might give this a try. Made my CM more accurate. Hasbeen
http://forum.accurateshooter.com/th...ducing-inserts-for-chargemaster.3846088/


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#13625123 - 03/04/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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I have used a Lyman 1500 for the past 3 or 4 years to load while practicing at the range and also use it to weigh loads at benchrest matches. I have been very pleased with the Lyman. If it was to quit, I would purchase another one. I haven’t seen a need to purchase anything more expensive to weigh accurate powder loads.

#13647185 - 03/11/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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RCBS Chargemaster is Legit,Ran mine for 6 years or so now,very accurate.

#13649339 - 03/12/19 Re: Digital Powder Scale, Which one ? [Re: Owl]  
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Go online to Google or Yahoo, type in"DIGITAL SCALE" in the search box and get about umpteen billion hits...EVERY digital scale imaginable....CHEAP....pick out the one(s) that fit your pistol....OH YEAH...and READ the small print. EVERY digital scale has a range of accuracy...many/most reloaders NEVER BOTHER and quickly blame the scale when the scale is doing what it's designed for, that doesn't conform to what the shooter thinks.

I have a MANY D.S.'s from jewelers to analytical...THEY ALL WORK as long as I stay within the accuracy limits as far as what powder amounts and precision in shooting for.

They ALL cost less than the offerings "relating to reloading".

I ALSO use balance beam scales AND check weights to keep on my toes and make sure the accuracy AND precision are within limits.

If you want to know about "SCALES" you need to go to the net and read up on "digital scales"...a reloading forum won't give you that "TRUE" information, just what they "think" is true and what their favorite" toy is.

Good Luck

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