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Old July 10, 2005, 11:00 AM   #1
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powder scales

Can anyone recommend a good scale.I was thinking of rcbs 10-10 or 5-10
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Old July 10, 2005, 11:04 AM   #2
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If you're not considering digital, either of those would serve you well.
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Old July 10, 2005, 02:00 PM   #3
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Virtually all of the powder scales now on the market are very good.

I would, however, recommend staying away from Lee's Safety Scale. I have never been at all impressed.

When you get your scale, also get a set of scale check weights.
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Old July 10, 2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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I have three scales: an O'Haus 5-0-5 and RCBS 10-10 and an RCBS digital. Of the three, I prefer the 10-10 because of it's quick responce when "tricling" in powder. If I am doing spherical or flake for the handguns I tune in the through with the digital and go from there. I can suggest only spend the money you can because it will last a long time.
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Old July 10, 2005, 08:21 PM   #5
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Thankyou for your help.the 10 10 was what I thought as well
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Old July 10, 2005, 10:07 PM   #6
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The Dillon Eliminator digital is just a few bucks more and has a 900 grain capacity and comes with a check weight. It runs on battery, or AC and so far, mine has been excellent in every respect.

The 5-0-5 and the 10-10 are popular beam scales, but the digitals are simple, getting cheaper every day (Pact has a unit for $79) and are MUCH easier to use IMHO.

The only two scales I would recommend against is the Lee, mentioned above and the Hornady $25 beam scale. Just about everyone else makes a pretty decent scale nowdays.

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Old July 11, 2005, 05:02 AM   #7
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gotta Lyman Scale Weight Check set.....

.....anda RCBS 505; fufills my entire handloading need.

and I'll never need batteries.....
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