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Old April 13, 2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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Weigh a new dime for me, please....

Hi. I'm still wondering about the accuracy of my scale. I don't have check weights, so I'm needing someone (a few people would be better yet) to weigh a dime for me and tell me how many grains your scale reads. Find as new and shiney a dime as possible. If people's readings are similar, then I'll know approximately what to look for. Thanks!
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Old April 13, 2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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35.2 grains, on my Lee Safety scale.

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Old April 13, 2005, 03:24 PM   #3
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Three dimes from two scales that agree...
2004 35.5
1996 35.1
2003 34.6
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Old April 13, 2005, 03:51 PM   #4
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Guys! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll check mine when I get home tonight. Appreciate the favor.
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Old April 13, 2005, 08:00 PM   #5
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Pacific or hornady scale with check weights dime, 2002, 35.2 gr.
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Old April 14, 2005, 10:35 AM   #6
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I found this interesting so I weighed 3 dimes on two scales.. 1 was a redding balance beam and the other was a "Dura Scale" electronic from Old Will Knot which was very reasonably priced at around $70.00

Dura Scale Redding

35.6 gr. 35.6 gr
34.5 gr 34.45 gr
35.6 gr 35.55 gr

Scales match up pretty close. Interesting exercize
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Old April 21, 2005, 11:20 AM   #7
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Per the US Mint website, a dime is supposed to weigh 2.268 grams. This works out to 35.44 grains. This is if the dime is new (i.e. not worn, which reduces weight) and if made exactly to specs. I'm going to do this at home with a very shiny new dime, and if it weighs 35.4 grains then I'll be happy.
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Good on ya, Sam.
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Old April 21, 2005, 08:33 PM   #9
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And just for future reference - -

Sierra match and varmint bullets are always spot-on in weight. Using a 50 gr .223 bullet, the weight will be WELL under plus-or-minus one-tenth grain. Really, you normally find they run between 49.95 and 50.05 grains.

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Old April 21, 2005, 08:44 PM   #10
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I remember a few years ago that a gentleman took a coin of some sort to his local pharmacy, when it wasn't busy, and they weighed it for him.

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