How much for a Ohaus 10-10 Scale/Balance

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  1. Rule3

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    If you saw one for sale locally. What would you pay for one, even if you do not need another scale.??
    Are they really that good? I have no idea what the sold for when the were still made.
     
  2. Highland Lofts

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    I'd go from $50 to a $100 depending on shape.
    I probably have eight or so of them, all used.
     
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  3. Misplacedtexan

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    You selling?
     
  4. Highland Lofts

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    No, I remodeled my 10'6" x 14' shed and had it wired up with a house panel for electric, it has a AC unit and a 220 wall electric heater. I am insulating it and need to finish off the inside. I will have
    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.
     
  5. troy fairweather

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    Good condition with the cover, $100
     
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  6. Highland Lofts

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    Troy
    Just tried to call you & the phone was busy.
    Give me a call buddy..
     
  7. Otto

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    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.
     
  8. Highland Lofts

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    Some people are not motivated by profit.
     
  9. jmorris

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    Depends on the condition. Would pass on anything that didn’t look perfect under the cover. Would top out around $60, even though I know others have paid a lot more than that.

    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.
     
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  10. Rule3

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    Someone I know is selling one. I have not seen it. I didn't know they even had a cover?? I do think it is one of the pre China ones, but not sure,
     
  11. jmorris

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    The 10-10’s have the removable dust cover for storage, I keep the 505 in it’s original box.

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  12. 1066

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    I have a couple of M5's and also 10/10's lacking their dust covers - It's my intention to eventually find the time to 3d print some. I've done most of the CAD work but printing one is not straight forward. Probably going to be sensible to print it in several parts.
     
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  13. 1066

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    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.
     
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  14. Rule3

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    Thanks
    Good to know, Have not heard back from the guy, but I will ask him if he replies.
     
  15. Rule3

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    My other question regardless of price is do I really "need" one? I have the Ohaus 505 (pre China) The one Dillon sells that I bought long ago

    Seems to work good enough for me. I have several "cheap) electronic ones for quick check of things.
     
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  16. Highland Lofts

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    You always need more reloading equipment.
     
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  17. irishlad

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    I thought the same thing. What would a 10-10 do that my 5-0-5 wouldn't?
     
  18. eyeshot

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    Depends on the color. :) $100 sounds about right for web offerings.
     
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  19. Bazoo

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    The 10-10 has a locking fine poise which can’t be accidentally whacked out of adjustment.

    The 505 while excellent, has the .1 poise that can easily be bumped out of adjustment unnoticed.
     
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    And has been:)
     
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  21. Keoni

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    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.
     
  22. 9mmepiphany

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    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?
     
  23. Bazoo

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    The 505 has three poises, a large in x10 grain increments to 500, on the left side of the pivot, and two small on the right side, one at x1.0 grains to 10.0 total and one at x.1 grains to 1.0.

    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.
     
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  24. 1066

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    The 10/10 and 5-10 are also the only scales (apart from the Lee) that have the "approach to weight" system - the long thin steel leaf spring that lifts the damper blade off the bottom stop as you approach the desired weight.
     
  25. Chuck R.

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    Yup, two is one and one is none..sort of thing.
     
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