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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by KAC1911, Jan 29, 2010.

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  1. KAC1911

    KAC1911 Member

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    I have a rcbs 5-10 powder scale and would like to get a digital scale. Who make a reliable scale that is priced reasonable? I would love the ones that have the powder dispenser attached but from what I remembered they were pricey. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Taurus 617 CCW

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    The best digital scale for the money is the Dillon D-Terminator scale. It is much less sensitive to atmospheric changes like the other scales. I started out with a cheapie $40 digital scale and it did work but I was wishing that I just saved up a little more and got the dillon. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    I bought the RCBS Rangemaster 750 last fall. Cost was $105. Once I learned to leave it on all the time I was pleased with it. Another thing that helped was to use an empty cartridge (with the primer inverted) instead of the tray.
     
  4. KAC1911

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    Thanks guys. I'm wondering if it's just better going right to a digital powder dispenser to aid in having to weigh each load and fill cases?
     
  5. loadedround

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    The Dillon, Lyman, Pact, and RCBS scales are all fine instruments and will adequately do the the task required and do it with precision. I would suggest you visit a large gun store and try out the various models. Or, if that tends to be a problem, just pick out the color balance you like best. Seriously though, I'm rather fond of the Pact scale.
     
  6. KAC1911

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    Thanks loadedround. Not much here locally. Not like when I lived in Bflo but the weather here is much better. LOL. Have to start looking at some gun shows.
     
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