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how do I read this thing

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mike6161, Mar 21, 2008.

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  1. mike6161

    mike6161 Member

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    I just got in to reloading and got my scale to day it’s a RCBS 5.10 how do I read this thing it go from 0 to 500 how do I get 3.5 gr
    I looked in my reloading book and it says nothing about how to read a scale can some one help me
     
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    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    That wheel on the right (looks like a laid-over beer can) has a line on the left, and incremental markers on the right side of it. Spin it up to increase, and down to decrease your weight. So, for 3.5g, turn it up to the third notch from the right on the scale above the cylinder, and for the .5, turn it up until the line by the .5 meets the 1g scale. Once you tinker with it, it should be pretty clear.

    The next most important steps that I encourage you not to skip is to A) zero the scale first and B) Use a checkweight to verify that your scale is accurate.

    Happy reloading!
     
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    thanks floppy d i was going nuts with this thing
    you saved a scale today
    thank you
     
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    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    No sweat. I'm not sure how everyone else does it, but I use that little plastic screw on the back to lock my powder weight in, and whenever I get up to refill my primer feed (100 rounds) I toss a load in the scale, just to make sure I'm still dropping the right numbers.
     
  5. mike6161

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    where should the thing on the bar be should it be on the 0 or the First line sorry for all the nooby stuff i just not wont my gun to go kboom
    thanks
     
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    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

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    Zero, assuming you want something less than 10g. Tally it all, high to low. Every line on the left scale means 10g. Every line on the right scale means 1g, and the marks on the rotating cylinder are 0.1g.

    Ask anything... it's a lot easier than blowing up a gun.
     
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    Thanks again Floppy D I don’t know where I would be with out your help
     
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    Mike, your scale did not come with instructions?
     
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    no just the scale and pan
     
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    thanks for the in instructions rcmodel i had look for them on RCBS but could not find them thanks
     
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    just got my frist reloads done thanks for all the help guys
     
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