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#191769 - 04/07/18 09:25 PM Electronic Powder Scale
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Thinking of getting my first electronic scale. Anyone have experience with the Hornady 1500?

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#191771 - 04/07/18 09:59 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: spinsail]
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No.

I use an RCBS Chargemaster 1500.
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#191774 - 04/07/18 10:24 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: Zee]
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Have several of the RCBS
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#191775 - 04/07/18 10:26 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: Ernie]
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Use the Gempro 250. Very accurate.
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#191776 - 04/07/18 11:06 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: spinsail]
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 Originally Posted By: spinsail
Thinking of getting my first electronic scale. Anyone have experience with the Hornady 1500?


I use one. It's okay, I guess. I have to zero it every five or so powder charges, and its automatic turnoff feature turns it off a bit too quickly, but it gets the job done.
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#191779 - 04/08/18 02:33 AM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: Chance Weldon]
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The RCBS 1500 was one of the few machines to actually change my life in that it made a powder charge so much easier and faster...
If it sounds like I`am over doing it with praise its because its true.... the attached pic shows my old magnetic scale and powder trickler. The RCBS has made reloading much easier...
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#191785 - 04/08/18 10:58 AM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I've used a PACT for 20 years ( same one). It actually survived my house fire in 2002. Figured if it was that tough it deserved to be used until it died. Have compared charges to other scales. It's still right on!!

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#191808 - 04/08/18 10:52 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: wvhitman]
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Thank you guys.

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#191830 - 04/09/18 05:22 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: spinsail]
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I have messed around with Hornaday,Franklin aresenal,rcbs digital scales. They all float a tenth of a grain or so . Hornaday as much as 4 or 5. Warm up period required . Clean power supply not sharing lines with florescent lights or anything else running that could cause power fluctuations. I have a rcbs I use and it's sensitive. I have to shut central air off while I am throwing powder charges.
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#191831 - 04/09/18 06:23 PM Re: Electronic Powder Scale [Re: nytracker]
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I load all of my hunting loads with a 40 year old, Belding and Mull, benchrest powder measure. It?s been repeatable and accurate to a tenth of a grain since that time. I do not need to recalibrate it or filter the AC power. It is resistant to temperature, wind, and light. It will work even if there is a major EMP event! It?s nearly perfect with H-110 and VERY accurate with H4895 and even Long stick powder like IMR4064. Before you laugh and call me a dinosaur look it up and buy one used on EBay. I got mine new in 1977 as a gift and I have a spare that came to me from a friends estate that will likely go to my son.

I use a vintage Oahus 505 balance to verify my charge settings on the micrometer dropper tube and to occasionally check the charges but once it?s set it?s set.
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