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Old July 20, 2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Reloading scale

Just thought you might like to see a REAL value in analytical balances for your reloading pleasure--
http://balance.balances.com/scales/559
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Old July 20, 2010, 09:36 PM   #2
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Why that would be cheap at twice the price.
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Old July 20, 2010, 09:38 PM   #3
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To rich for my reloading blood.
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Old July 20, 2010, 09:49 PM   #4
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I had to get someone to hold me up while I wrote the check for $130.00 for the RCBS 10-10 I bought a while back.
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Old July 21, 2010, 01:02 AM   #5
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Guess when you're buying thousands worth in diamonds, you want to be fairly accurate, lol. Here's my $100 My Weigh.
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Old July 21, 2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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Here's mine
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:15 AM   #7
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For real?
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:32 AM   #8
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That looks like a scale I saw on an episode of Miami Vice.
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:46 AM   #9
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Here is what I use - very sweet!

http://balance.balances.com/125/vic+3101.jpg

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Old July 22, 2010, 11:39 AM   #10
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Actually, it isn't as accurate for reloading as first appears. Assuming that it actually measures to 0.0001 grams, there are 15.4323584 grains to a gram so the scale's accuracy for reloading in grains is 0.00154 grains which would be displayed as 0.002. That's still much better than any reloading scale but it can't measure powder to four decimal places.
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Old July 22, 2010, 10:03 PM   #11
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COSteve

It is only a class II analytical balance. The price is really low for what they are offering and, to me, Sartorius and Metler are very comparable (though I have worked almost exclusively with Metlers).
That, and it certainly meets the needs for those who are not happy knowing their powder charge to only ±0.1gn. This will give them bragging rights on firing line...
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Old July 23, 2010, 05:28 AM   #12
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The problem that I have run into with my new electronic scale that +/- .1 grain actually turned into +/- .2 grain. This is not a problem with 13 grain loads, but 2.6 grain loads..... not so good.

Next scale will have to be +/- .02 grain.
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Old July 23, 2010, 06:36 AM   #13
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What is sad , in watching cops on TV the average drug dealer has a better scale than most reloaders could afford.
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Old July 23, 2010, 07:59 AM   #14
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Bathroom scale will do in a pinch
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