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Old 03-14-2013, 6:27 PM
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anyone suggest a good diigital powder scale that wont break the bank
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Old 03-14-2013, 6:48 PM
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I have an MTM DS-750 which I can't remember the exact price. (I know it was under $50)
The reviews on it are mixed but I've had good luck. I calibrate often and check it with my Chargemaster 1500. It's always been spot on for me
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anyone suggest a good diigital powder scale that wont break the bank
I've been using one of these for years. Spot on,small and cheap and comes with a calibrating weight. It's a Frankford Arsenal DS 750. 750 grain max. Does grams,grains,ounces and ct. Was $19.95 way back when. More now I'm sure.

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Old 03-14-2013, 8:22 PM
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American Weigh Gemini-20, 10 yr warranty, uses AAA battery, .001g/.02gn resolution, 21.49 with free saver shipping at amazon http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh.../dp/B0012TDNAM
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I went with the Hornady; no complaints.

http://www.hornady.com/store/GS-1500...ectronic-Scale
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I went with the Hornady; no complaints.

http://www.hornady.com/store/GS-1500...ectronic-Scale
+1 for the Hornady GS-1500. I have one. Works very well from my experience.
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+2 on the Hornady. I regret buying the balance scale now. I guess I can reload when the power goes out.
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I have an MTM DS-750 which I can't remember the exact price. (I know it was under $50)
The reviews on it are mixed but I've had good luck. I calibrate often and check it with my Chargemaster 1500. It's always been spot on for me
I've got a CM1500 as well.

One needs to be careful with cheaper digital scales, as they'll drift at times.

Scales are one tool that a person doesn't want to 'cheap out on' IMO.

Chris
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I've got a CM1500 as well.

One needs to be careful with cheaper digital scales, as they'll drift at times.

Scales are one tool that a person doesn't want to 'cheap out on' IMO.

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I agree, except about the CM1500, I don't have one...

As far as "cheap" digital scales, or even expensive ones (yes, I have been dumb enough to buy one), I don't believe in them. I have tried enough of them to conclude that someone that swears by their cheap digital scale doesn't own check weights, or regularly verify the accuracy.

I got so frustrated with the various digitals I have tried, I actually got my old RCBS 1010 out and was spiffing it up when I broke one of the beam pivots. I called RCBS CS and asked if I could buy a new beam. They sent me a brand new 1010 complete, even after I told them I had broken it!

The thing I love about my 1010 is it is always spot on accuracy wise, extremely sensitive, is as fast in reacting as I can trickle to it. No way I am getting suckered by another great digital scale review. I am done with digital scales.
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American Weigh Gemini-20, 10 yr warranty, uses AAA battery, .001g/.02gn resolution, 21.49 with free saver shipping at amazon http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh.../dp/B0012TDNAM
+100 FTW!

Best scale that I have ever used and granted I only used 2 digital scales, there was no need to go looking any further with the 10 year warranty and the price that was better then ALL of the reloadign scales...

THE ONLY complaint that I can have about this scale is that it does not measure in gr, only converts and it is only milligram accurate so instead of 4.25gr of WST, I can have 4.24 or 4.26.

BUT, 97% of all folks that reload (number pulled outta mah butt as an educated guess) will only tell you 4.2gr because they do not care about knowing if it is a high or low 4.2. I care and this scale ROCKS!

And when it comes down to me getting a scale that will measure in gr and be accurate to 100s spot, then I will complain that it does not show me 1000s spot...

OH, and I have a 10G check weight that came with and I have a lyman check weight kit and I have yet to catch it drifting. I am not saying that it can not drift, I am just saying, this one has been VERY good so far.
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I've got the Frankford Arsenal one. Works great and is always within .1 of my RCBS Chargemaster and my beam scale.
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I have the older black Frankford Arsenal that use CR2032 batteries. It would drift .3-.5 grains once the batteries low I would guess 75% or so. The LED is solid. Which I end up doing constant recalibrating and checking against a beam scale every few charges. I just end up using the electronic scale as the first weight check then check against it with beam scale and the beam scale is checked against Lyman weight checks.
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I really like the one Brian Enos sells on his site. Lifetime warranty, and Brian speaks well of it. I've been using one for six months, and I don't have any complaints at all.

http://www.brianenos.com/store/be.scale_hp.html
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I really like the one Brian Enos sells on his site. Lifetime warranty, and Brian speaks well of it. I've been using one for six months, and I don't have any complaints at all.

http://www.brianenos.com/store/be.scale_hp.html
I agree, you can find same scale elsewhere branded differently, but buying from Brian is a good thing IMHO.
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American Weigh Gemini-20, 10 yr warranty, uses AAA battery, .001g/.02gn resolution, 21.49 with free saver shipping at amazon http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh.../dp/B0012TDNAM
Free 1 day shipping on this if you use your Discover card, as well. Just choose 1 day shipping and enter 'DISCOVER' in the gift certificate/promo field.
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American Weigh Gemini-20, 10 yr warranty, uses AAA battery, .001g/.02gn resolution, 21.49 with free saver shipping at amazon http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh.../dp/B0012TDNAM

This is what I have and use. Works great and is accurate.

My only complaint is that since it runs of battery only, it shuts off.
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This IMO is one of the best digital scales you can buy, and it's really cheap:
http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh...s=powder+scale

Most of the digital scales aren't accurate as all digital scales convert grams to grains. Most digital scales move in .154 grain increments. Not good enough for reloading IMO.
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Cry once buy a Lyman or use your beam scale.
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Hornady GS-1500 all the way
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