Is there an advantage on having the 10-10 vs. the 505??
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December 9, 2012, 08:30 PM
They are both excellent scales and you will never need another scale if you buy either one.
I bought the 1010 because I wanted to be able to weigh things over 500 grains and because it "self stores" in its own case. Also, I preferred the drum poise over the sliding poises on the 505.
If you can throw a plastic cover over the scale in a reserved location (and so don't see an advantage in the self-storing case) and if you don't mind moving little poises around, the 505 is fine.
The 505 is a little cheaper, so if economy is a consideration, there is that, too.
December 9, 2012, 09:56 PM
Both are excellent scales. The 1010 will weigh larger amounts if ever needed.
December 9, 2012, 10:01 PM
I too prefer the drum poise of the 10-10 and 5-10 scales. Both are a high quality balance and you can't go wrong with either one.
December 9, 2012, 10:40 PM
i just use a 8.5x11 sheet of copy paper folded long-ways to make a little tent to keep the dust off my 5-0-5
December 10, 2012, 11:43 AM
Same as above. It is actually a copy of my Lee PAD tables.
I am old and fumble fingered and have trouble with the drum type poise on my 510 and 1010. I mostly use my Dillon with the three poises. Easier for me to check zero and reset it to my desired weight.
By the way NeuseRvrRat, if it was you who first suggested the paper scale cover, I appreciate it. I have added to it by using Braums paper sacks to cover my presses.:D
December 10, 2012, 11:49 AM
I have the 5-10 - an excellent scale that, when I bought it, came with a vinyl dust cover for it
December 10, 2012, 12:06 PM
For me, the 505 is so much easier to adjust, so i don't care for the 1010...
December 10, 2012, 12:09 PM
I bought the 10-10 for the thumbwheel and the dust cover. It serves as a backup and confirmation for my electronic scale, and won't be used that often.
December 10, 2012, 02:16 PM
I traded a 505 for a 1010 (good deal, huh?) but I prefer the 510.
December 10, 2012, 07:07 PM
I started with a Lyman M-5 in '65, it's the forerunner of the 1010. I chose that because I prefer my tools, all of them, to be as versatile as possible and figgered the extra range above the basic 505 grains would be helpful at times. Bad guess, I've NEVER used the extra range for reloading; did a few arrow shafts at one time but nothing else.
Bottom line, get the less costly scale and cover it with a cheep ladies nylon scarf to keep dust off it.
December 10, 2012, 07:13 PM
cheep ladies nylon scarf
I don't know any cheep ladies; can you loan me one? :evil:
December 11, 2012, 04:51 PM
I have an old 5-10 and love it. I find the thumb wheel a real nice feature.
December 11, 2012, 05:15 PM
By the way NeuseRvrRat, if it was you who first suggested the paper scale cover, I appreciate it. I have added to it by using Braums paper sacks to cover my presses
i think i saw it suggested somewhere when i was first getting started with reloading. good idea on the bags over the presses.
December 11, 2012, 05:49 PM
I made a scale stand to get it up at eye level for a straight-shot view of the pointer.
Cuts out all the paralax error from looking down at it on the bench.
It could just as easily of had sides on it, and became a dust cover too.