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#207463 - 07/16/20 02:34 PM Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question.
Buckshotharris
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Hello All,

I have been reloading rifle and pistol cartridges now for a while using a Hornady balance scale and am considering getting one of the Automatic Powder scales. Youtube videos are helpful but thought I would post an inquiry here and try to get some real hands on feedback. I am thinking about the Lyman Gen 6 Powder measure.

Any replies would be appreciated.
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#207464 - 07/16/20 02:49 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: Buckshotharris]
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I have been very happy with my ChargeMaster Lite. It was only about $250 at Cabelas and I have been using it for over a year now and no complaints. Just my 2 cents
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#207468 - 07/16/20 05:34 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: adbhowler]
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Ive always used rcbs 502 scale, lee scoops, and trickle to balance. Ive been thinking about a rcbs chargemaster lite a lot recently.
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#207470 - 07/16/20 10:03 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: KYODE]
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I have a Chargemaster and I really like it now, not so much before I modified it. There?s a guy on the Texas Hunting Forum that sells an insert turned from brass that slips into the tube that dispenses the powder. Before the modification it was always a little off, but now it?s on the money. I still weigh each hunting load because I?m anal that way, but crank out practice loads as fast as I can handle the cases.


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#207471 - 07/16/20 10:08 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: Drycreek3189]
Buckshotharris
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Thanks for the feedback. I just ordered the Lyman Gen 6 from Midway. I appreciate everyone's feedback. Will post how it works out. Happy Shooting!
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#207472 - 07/17/20 09:22 AM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: Buckshotharris]
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It should work out fine. I doubt there is much difference in brands. I have used an RCBS Chargemaster for years for all of my reloading. I use the auto mode and as my powder is dropping I seat the bullet on the previous round.

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#207473 - 07/17/20 10:33 AM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: ruger4570]
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I use the Lyman Gen 6, I think you will like it.
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#207475 - 07/17/20 04:59 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: longhunter]
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I also use a Lyman Gen 6. No problems. Easy to use. My backup is a Pact I've had for 22 years. Still works fine.

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#207476 - 07/17/20 07:54 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: wvhitman]
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Chargemaster is what I use the most
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#207535 - 07/24/20 04:31 PM Re: Digital Powder Dispenser Scale question. [Re: Ernie]
Buckshotharris
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Got my Lyman Gen 6 but now its too hot to use it. I hate Summer in the South! Nice winters though!
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