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Ohaus 314 Scales

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ammo53, Sep 8, 2011.

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  1. ammo53

    ammo53 Member

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    I recently bought an Ohaus model 314 loading scales. It is an older model that was probably made in the 1960's or maybe even before, but it's in great shape and looks plenty usable even though it's an older model. I needed a scales that would weigh heavier bullet weights and this one fit the bill with it's 1110 grain capacity. The label on the base says that it was made in Union NJ USA. I called Ohaus for info but they knew nothing about this model. I was just wanting to see if they might happen to have an owners/ users manual available for reference but no luck. Anyone have experience with this particular model??
     
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    The number does`nt ring any bells but a pic mite !

    Sounds as if you have a variant of the 10-10 scales though , Ohaus made scales for everyone at one time or another .
     
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    Ohaus 314 Scales?

    Thanks guy's for the response. I am posting a pic for reference. Maybe someone will be able to recognize it.
     

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    I can remember a similar scale from the late 60's. That would have been a very high dollar scale and should be extremely accurate.
    I bought a triple beam scale at an estate sale a couple of years ago for $5. However, it weighs in grams, not grains.
    I could find nothing at all about it on the Ohaus web site.
     
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    You have a great lab type scale but it's stated accuracy was the same as more conventional scales so the price drove it out of the market. Some fp the Ohaus scales of that type were magentically damped, some were not; can't tell if your's is or is not but that does matter a bit.

    Part of what made lab scales great for reloaders is the fact they are easy to read because the beam is closer to eye level than it would be down on the bench top. Most the problems many claim of a beam scale being 'slow' and 'hard to read' is because the owners sit them on the bench top and the only worse place would be under the bench! Set a beam scale up on a shelf or a sturdy box with the beam up high enough to see easily and most of any presumed advantages to a costly digital scale goes away!
     
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    Boy -o- boy I missed that 1 !!

    Nice scales though , !!! Makes a 10-10 scale look like a toy !!!!

    Look good ,but probably won`t work for ya in your area of magnatizim ,you need to send em to me !!LOL !
     
  8. ammo53

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    Thanks again to all of you for your input and comments. Am in the process of finding a prominent place for it close to my press with a sturdy platform for use and then need to find a cover. I am planning to do some casting of heavy large caliber lead bullets and they will really come in handy. Thanks GP100man, If magnetism get to be a problem issue, I know where I can dispose of them. LOL
     
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    "..need to find a cover. "

    Lay a light weight ladies head scarf over the scale, use a spring type clothes pin to secure it.
     
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    Thanks for the tip ranger335v.
     
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