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    Reloading Scales

    I'm needing new scales. What would you guys recommend?

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    There are quite a few on ebay much cheaper then new. I just bought a nice older pacific scale for $26.

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    Start with a good balance beam type scale.
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    Get an RCBS 5-0-5 Beam Scale and if you take care of it it will last 3 lifetimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    Get an RCBS 5-0-5 Beam Scale and if you take care of it it will last 3 lifetimes.
    +1 It seems like I've been using mine forever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Start with a good balance beam type scale.
    I have a Lyman that my Dad gave me when I was 15......57 years ago! Still works great, really nothing to go wrong with them. You just have to remember to level them each time you set them up. Even tho I don't use mine much, I still use it to check my digital electronic scale occasionally. Still have the original box it came in too.
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    WOW Not the answer I was expecting. The Balance Beam style is accurate enough?

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    Probably more accurate. There really isnt anything to go wrong on them if they are 1/2 way taken care of. Not that electronic scales arent accurate too but there just isnt much that can go wrong on a balance scale.

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    I disagree. Get a solid digital scale and save some time. I use an RCBS charge master combo and wouldn't consider going back to a beam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I disagree. Get a solid digital scale and save some time. I use an RCBS charge master combo and wouldn't consider going back to a beam.
    I have to agree with BB. I got into reloading just a few years ago, and the RCBS ChargeMaster was my first purchase. I saved the money on a scale, trickler, and powder scoops. I bought mine during a rebate and it was about a wash cost wise with buying all the other items needed. I've been very happy with mine.

    I use the tiny digital scale for a myriad of projects, things like weighing out two-part epoxy for rod building. Also, I also personally weigh my loads for muzzleloading. Once I figure out the load my gun likes, I weigh it and use that weight for weighing out loads for hunting.
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