Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Rule3, Apr 8, 2022.
Are they really that good? I have no idea what the sold for when the were still made.
I probably have eight or so of them, all used.
a dillion 650
a Dillon 550
A Hornaday AP
Two single-stage Hornaday Lock n Load presses
Two RCBS ROCKCHUCKER presses
A Redding T-7 press
A old Lyman C-press
A Lee challenger presses
Alex turret press
and a cheap lee press thar was free with his book
Set up out there so I need a bunch of powder measures, I have several trimmers, dial calipers, two Frankford Rotary Wet Tumblers, a few dry tumblers, lots of dies & brass, lots of manuals and other stuff.
Once I get it done I will be doing reloading classes.
I can probably find you one. I bought all of mine from ebay and off of the gun forums.
I do not trust electronic scales at all.
I had a decent electronic scale and I set a tray of powder on it that tested 100% on the Ohaus beam scale. It read ok, took the pan off the electronic scale it read OK, took it off and set it back down it read less, put it back on the Ohaus and it read correct, put it back on the electronic scale and got a different reading, set it back on the ohaus and it read correct.
I set up a RCBS and Hornady beam scales and set them to the powder weight and they both matched the Ohaus scale.
Right ten & there I quit useing electronics.
A friend swears by electronic scales, not me.
You are talking about tens of thousands per square inch of pressure on rifle cartridges, a 30/06 M1 Garand is 50,000 PSI max, regulat 30/06 is higher. I'm a gambler, but not with pressures that high.
I'll stick with old school trusted ways.
Just tried to call you & the phone was busy.
Give me a call buddy..
I wouldn’t buy one unless I could flip-it for a profit.
Keep in mind that Ohaus sold out to Mettler Toledo in 1990 and production was sourced to China soon after.
Production of them went to China and the castings still had the NJ USA, etc cast into the bottom with only the addition of a “made in China” sticker stuck on the bottom. If someone removed that one sticker, the only way to tell it from a “good” one is to look at the fulcrum/beam/scale relationships. The China ones were so bad they killed the old models to “wipe the slate clean”, when they came out with new models, once they rectified the manufacturing problems.
Just an observation - All of the RCBS 505 and 10/10 that I have seen that have come out of China have been "hammer effect green" (Except the the latest batch that seem to be light grey/white)
As far as I know, all the Beige, Bronze, Blue, Light green, non-hammered green etc. are US made.
Good to know, Have not heard back from the guy, but I will ask him if he replies.
Seems to work good enough for me. I have several "cheap) electronic ones for quick check of things.
I thought the same thing. What would a 10-10 do that my 5-0-5 wouldn't?
Depends on the color. $100 sounds about right for web offerings.
The 505 while excellent, has the .1 poise that can easily be bumped out of adjustment unnoticed.
And has been
I would give $20. Have one that I bought new, used it maybe 2-3 times in the last 20+ years, since I went digital. Good scales, probably never sell mine. Also still have my first scale from 50 years ago that I bought used, Herters or Redding, haven't seen it for a while.
This is a bit of a drift, but it seems like the right thread to ask this:
You seldom hear much discussion about the RCBS 5-10 scale. I gather it was designed to be marketed between the 5-0-5 and the 10-10.
What was the difference or was it just an odd duck?
The 10-10 and the 5-10 have the same beam that has a large poise on the left side in x10 grains increments to 500 , and a graduated drum that turns and can be locked in place on the right side . That is regulated in 1/10th segments, each adding .1 grains and goes to 10 grains total, with each full revolution adding 1.0 grains.
The base is different on the 10-10 and 5-10. The 10-10 having an integral storage for the beam and a 500 grain addition to the beam, to give it the added from 500-1000 grain capacity that the 5-10 doesn’t feature. And of course a dust cover.
The 5-10s base looks like a normal scale base but is different from the 505.
Yup, two is one and one is none..sort of thing.
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