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.2 grains accuracy good enough for scale

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by akolleth, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. akolleth

    akolleth Member

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    I know .1 would be better, but if all I reload is rifle rounds will an electronic scale that can measure to .2 grains be good enough? I would be smart enough never to reach out to the max charge (in case it would end up .1 over max)
     
  2. Dave P

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    For a typical rifle round, +- .2 grains will not show up on the target.
     
  3. loadedround

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    I agree with Dave P. .2 gr will make no difference what-so-ever if you are not working at max levels. :)
     
  4. cpttango30

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    Depends on what you want to do. I have a digital scale and I am going back to a beam. I love my PACT BBKII but I would rather use a .1gr +- beam scale for my varmint loading.
     
  5. dmickey

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    As I understand it, electronic scales are accurate to 1/10 grain +/- as well. Personally I find the electronic scale easier to use in that you don't have to have the beam at eye level to read properly.
     
  6. KI.W.

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    0,2gr for .30-06 ok, but for .22 Hornet? Never mind. It is not bench rest caliber.
     
  7. Hook686

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    I load for plinking, target range, tactical match (SD practice) and not long range shooting, or bullseye shooting. Thus +/- .5 grains does not bother me, and I load mid-range loads. I use a beam scale that has + .5 scale and - .5 scale. If the pointer falls anywhere within these scale ranges I accept the load and seat the bullet. +.5 gains is not above the max load for the bullet/powder/primer/O.A.L. data.
     
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