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02-01-2002, 01:27 PM
I almost have all the equpment needed for reloading. One of the last things I need is a scale. I can afford a manual scale, electronic is too much money right now. What brand/model scale do you use, what features should I look for? My inclination is to stay away for the models with a plastic base. Is there a difference between RCBS, Hornady, Lee. Is it to OK to go with a used scale. I'm a little leary of buying used because of wear/calibration issues. Thanks for the advice.
I have a PACT electronic, Hornady, and an RCBS. However I generally use the Hornady and it seems to work fine. The RCBS seems okay too and I've been much impressed with RCBS equipment. I started out a Hornady fan, but RCBS keeps looking better and better all the time. I agree with you about a used one though. Just seems safer to go with a new scale.
(Edited by Bou at 1:49 pm on Feb. 1, 2002)
I've got a dillon manual scale, and a pact electronic scale. i will say that for 100.00 or so dollars, i like the electronic much better.
my understanding is that quite a bit of equipment in the reloading cirlce is manufactured by one or two companies and just packaged differently for the others. (maybe someone else can verify this)
so, if you buy a cheap thing from hornady, it will be much the same as a cheap one from dillon etc.
that being said, any scale you buy, whether it is manual or electronic can be incorrect at times. my dillon never seemed to be quite on, so i had to use check weights (an inexpensive necessity that all reloaders need to own) to set up charges.
02-01-2002, 03:26 PM
###Definetly go with a metal scale what ever scale you buy,i use a lyman 500 beam scale,it gets the job done,Dont think i would buy used either.
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