The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 5, 2004, 10:46 PM   #1
Junior member
Join Date: June 10, 2004
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Posts: 97
RCBS 5-0-5 Scale

Does anyone have the instructional manual for the RCBS 5-0-5 scale? Or does anyone use this scale? Here's the issue: The scale that I have does not have an instructional manual; therefore, I'm haveing a difficult time adjust/determining the proper weight. It has a knob on the bottom that you turn to adjust the scale but I'm not sure exactly how to set it.
Bandit01 is offline  
Old September 5, 2004, 11:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: June 10, 2004
Location: Tioga co. PA
Posts: 2,527
505 scale

Going from memory, I haven't used one of those in years. you set the counter balance weights to zero weight, then use the knob to adjust for a zero indication.
rwilson452 is offline  
Old September 5, 2004, 11:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: February 20, 1999
Location: home on the range; Vermont (Caspian country)
Posts: 14,270
Used mine today. Twice.

Exactly; zero the sliders on the beam, then rotate the rear leg until the pointer zeroes.

Or, use a scale weight check set (I use a Lyman set), set your check weights in the pan, and zero to that specific weight.

The only 505's in THIS house are from RCBS.
"all my ammo is mostly retired factory ammo"
WESHOOT2 is offline  
Old September 6, 2004, 12:02 AM   #4
Junior member
Join Date: June 10, 2004
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
Posts: 97
Thank You!
Bandit01 is offline  
Old October 14, 2004, 06:45 AM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: October 12, 2004
Posts: 3
505 scale

Bandit, let me know if you need more precise instructions and I will give them to you in detail as in the manual.

bjarki is offline  
Old October 16, 2004, 04:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: December 20, 1998
Location: NE Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,640
Don't forget to zero with the pan in place!
I am no longer a member of this forum. Bye!
K80Geoff is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07524 seconds with 7 queries